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Seroprevalence and risk factors of Trypanosoma evansi infection in horses in Peninsular Malaysia


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Elshafie, E. I. and Abdullah Sani, Rehana and Hassan, Latiffah and Sharma, Reuben Sunil Kumar and Fateh Mohamed, Bashir Ahmad and Abubakar, I. A. (2013) Seroprevalence and risk factors of Trypanosoma evansi infection in horses in Peninsular Malaysia. Research in Veterinary Science, 94 (2). pp. 285-289. ISSN 0034-5288; ESSN: 1532-2661

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A cross-sectional study was designed to assess the seroprevalence and risk factors associated with Trypanosoma evansi infection among horses, using a total of 527 blood samples obtained from eight states in Peninsular Malaysia. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data on risk factors associated with T. evansi seroprevalence. The overall seroprevalence detected by card agglutination test for T. evansi (CATT/T. evansi) was 13.90% (73/527, CI: 11.2–17.1%). Female and exogenous horses showed a higher risk in association with the disease seroprevalence compared to other groups. The majority of the horse owners were not familiar with surra (85.30%). However, most of them were very cautious with the health of their animals. In conclusion, this study showed that T. evansi occurred in low frequency among horses in Peninsular Malaysia, and the good management system adopted by horse owners was probably responsible for the low T. evansi occurrence.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2012.09.004
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Trypanosoma evansi; Horses; Seroprevalence; Peninsular Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2015 09:50
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 16:50
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29835
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