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Lungworm of cattle in Malaysia


Htun, Lat Lat and Abdullah Sani, Rehana and Hassan, Latiffah and Abdul Rahman, Sheikh Omar and S., Jeyabalan and M., Hishammfariz and K., Rohani and E., Azlan and P., Ramli (2010) Lungworm of cattle in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 27 (2). pp. 236-240. ISSN 0127-5720


Bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus is highly endemic in temperate regions. However, the occurrence of the lungworm has not been reported in any South East Asian country. The main aim of the present study was to detect the presence of lungworm in cattle in peninsular Malaysia and to examine the morphology of the parasite. A cross-sectional study was carried out in which 602 animals from four large scale government cattle farms and one dairy smallholder farm were sampled. In addition, 283 lungs from 11 abattoirs around the country were examined. Faecal samples were examined using the Baermann technique while post-mortem examination was performed on the lungs. Approximately 5% of faecal samples and 1% of lungs were positive for lungworm. Based on the morphology of adult lungworm, eggs and first stage larvae, Malaysian bovine lungworms were D. viviparus.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
Keywords: Lungworm; Prevalence; Malaysia; Cattle
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 02:39
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 07:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15497
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