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Coccidial infections of goats in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia

Abu, Jalila and Dorny, Pierre and Abdullah Sani, Rehana and Salim, Nadzri and Vercruysse, Jozef (1998) Coccidial infections of goats in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Veterinary Parasitology, 74 (2-4). pp. 165-172. ISSN 0304-4017; ESSN: 1873-2550

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Coccidial infections were studied in goats in the state of Selangor (peninsular Malaysia) during a 12-month period. The study included 10 smallholder farms on which kids were monitored for faecal oocyst counts from birth until 1-year old. Eimeria oocysts were found in 725 (89%) of 815 faecal samples examined. Nine species of Eimeria were identified. The most prevalent were E. arloingi, found in 71% of the samples, E. ninakohlyakimovae (67%), E. christenseni (63%) and E. alijevi (61%). The other species found were, E. hirci, E. jolchijevi, E. caprovina, E. caprina and E. pallida, present in 34, 22 12, 9 and 4% of the samples, respectively. Oocyst counts were significantly higher in animals of less than 4-months old (P < 0.05). High oocyst counts were mainly caused by non-pathogenic species. Poor hygienic conditions were found to be associated with a higher intensity of coccidial infections. Mortality rates in kids could not be related to the intensity of coccidial infections.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Eimeria spp; Goat; Malaysia
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher:Elsevier Science
DOI Number:10.1016/S0304-4017(97)00133-7
ID Code:6481
Deposited By: Azizan Arshad
Deposited On:17 May 2010 16:03
Last Modified:10 Aug 2017 13:42

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