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Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in goats in Terengganu

Soffian, Sharmeen Nellisa and Hashim, Najat and Hisamuddin, Nur Hazirah and Raja Abdul Rahman, Raja Nur Rahifah Inani and Barudin, Mohd Aiman and Abdul Wahab, Ridhwan and Mohammad, Mardhiah and Md Isa, Muhammad Lokman and Mat Yusof, Afzan (2016) Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in goats in Terengganu. In: 52nd Annual Scientific Conference Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2nd-3rd March 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A cross sectional study on Cryptosporidium in goats at farms in Terengganu was conducted from February to October 2015. In this study, an attempt was made to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium oocysts in the faeces of 454 goats from four selected farms in Terengganu. The oocysts were isolated using formol-ether concentration method and stained by modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining. Overall prevalence of Cryptosporidium was 48.7% (221/454). Therefore, better animal husbandry practices by the animal handlers and farmers with well-coordinated sanitary monitoring by the field veterinarians are greatly recommended to reduce the occurrence of infections.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 5136/52054
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cryptosporidium, goats, Terengganu
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: Dr. Afzan Mat Yusof
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 10:58
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 00:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52054

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