Wenyonella Gallinae

Host: Chicken.

Location: Terminal part of intestine.

Geographic Distribution: India.

Prevalence: Uncommon. Gill (1954) found this species in 1.7% of 120 chickens near Mukteswar.

Morphology: The oocysts are ovoid, rough, punctate, 29 to 34 by 20 to 23 u. The sporocysts are flask-shaped, 19 by 8 u. No other morphological information was given. The sporulation time is 28° C is 4 to 6 days.

Life Cycle: Unknown.

Pathogenesis: According to Ray (1945), this species causes a diarrhea with blackish-green, semisolid excreta. The terminal part of the intestine is thick¬ened and congested, and there are pinpoint hemorrhages in the mucosa.