Rabbits infested by coccidial parasites

source: Veterinary Record vol 150 no 3, January 19 2002 p64

A population of several hundred wild rabbits in Penrith, UK, has been infested by coccidial parasites. Some 10% of the rabbits are affected, probably the young rabbits from these warrens. The affected animals have rough coats. Two of these rabbits have been shot for further investigation, and liver lesions have been found, with serious infestation by parasites, probably Eimeria stiedae.