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Occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites from Friesian cattle in Pekan

Mat Yusof, Afzan (2019) Occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites from Friesian cattle in Pekan. Malaysian Journal of Microscopy, 15 (1). pp. 103-110. ISSN 1823-7010 E-ISSN 2600-7444

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Gastrointestinal parasitic infections in cattle causes a reduction in production and affect the cattle’s health. A study was carried out to investigate the parasite infection in cattle from commercial farm in Pekan, Pahang. A total of 152 Friesian cattle and calf samples were collected and examined by direct smear technique, simple flotation, and sedimentation techniques to determine parasite loads in different age groups. Parasitic eggs seen in cattle feces with the highest prevalence was Eimeria spp. (56.58%), followed by Strongyle spp. (9.87%), Strongyloides spp. (1.32%) and Ascaris spp. (0.66%). Calves below 6 months (85%) were more infected with parasites than older ones. This study shows that the most common parasite among Friesian cattle was Eimeria spp., so an effective farm management system and antiprotozoal treatment should be conducted to control the parasitic infections in cattle farms.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6886/77653
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friesian cattle, gastrointestinal parasites, Pekan
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. Afzan Mat Yusof
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2020 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 08:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77653

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