Definition of coccidiostat in English:

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coccidiostat

Pronunciation: /kɒkˈsɪdɪə(ʊ)stat/

noun

Veterinary Medicine
A substance administered to poultry or cattle to retard the growth and reproduction of coccidian parasites.
Example sentences
  • Starter mash for chicks and poults usually has amprolium added, which is a coccidiostat.
  • Several factors may cause an outbreak of coccidiosis, even if a coccidiostat is present in the ration.
  • Broilers must not be given coccidiostats within a few days of slaughter for human consumption.

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