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Identification of Cryptosporodium from Dairy Cattle in Pahang, Malaysia

Hisamudin, Nur Hazirah and Hashim, Najat and Mohd Amin, Mohd Hishammfariz and Abdul Wahab, Ridhwan and Mohammad, Mardhiah and Md Isa, Muhammad Lokman and Mat Yusof, Afzan (2016) Identification of Cryptosporodium from Dairy Cattle in Pahang, Malaysia. Korean Journal of Parasitology, 54 (2). pp. 197-200. ISSN 0023-4001 E-ISSN 1738-0006

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Cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite, can cause cryptosporidiosis which is a gastrointestinal disease that can infect humans and livestock. Cattle are the most common livestock that can be infected with this protozoan. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection in cattle in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia and to find out the association between the occurrence of infection and 3 different ages of cattle (calves less than 1 year, yearling, and adult cattle). The samples were processed by using formol-ether concentration technique and stained by modified Ziehl Neelsen. The results showed that 15.9% (24/151) of cattle were positive for Cryptosporidium oocysts. The occurrence of Cryptosporidium in calves less than 1 year was the highest with the percentage of 20.0% (11/55) followed by yearling and adult cattle, with the percentage occurrence of 15.6 % (7/45) and 11.8% (6/51), respectively. There was no significant association between the occurrence and age of cattle and presence of diarrhea. Good management practices and proper hygiene management must be taken in order to reduce the infection. It is highly important to control the infection since infected cattle may serve as potential reservoirs of the infection to other animals and humans, especially animal handlers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5136/50538
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cryptosporidium, cattle, age, Pahang, Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Ridhwan Abdul Wahab
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 10:45
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 14:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50538

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