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Suspected Johne's disease in a herd of dairy cattle: a case report


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Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Adamu, Lawan and Yee, Jia Yin and Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf and Haron, Abd Wahid and Saharee, Abdul Aziz (2013) Suspected Johne's disease in a herd of dairy cattle: a case report. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 4 (1). pp. 58-62. ISSN 2319-2372; ESSN: 2319-2380

Abstract

Four adult Friesian cross cows were experiencing intermittent diarrhea and chronic weight loss in a dairy farm in Dengkil, Negeri Sembilan. They were managed semi-intensively with pelleted diet and kept with a herd of 80 dairy cattles. One of the cattle, Kuning, experienced drop in milk yield from 10L/day to 2L/day. Physical examination revealed a poor body condition score of 2/5 in all 4 cattles, although they have good appetite. The differential diagnoses were Johne's disease, fascioliasis, chronic salmonellosis and coccidiosis. Laboratory diagnosis of Ziehl- Neelsen stained faecal smears from all 4 cattles revealed presence of acid fast bacteria. Haematology and serum biochemistry results of all 4 cattles shown lymphocytosis and hyperglobulinemia. Based on the compatible clinical signs, haematology and serum biochemistry results, presence of acid fast bacteria, diagnosis of suspected Johne's disease is made. A herd screening revealed 9 out of 30 cattles had acid fast stained bacteria in the faeces.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.9790/2380-0415862
Publisher: International Organization of Scientific Research
Keywords: Johne's disease; Dairy cattle; Acid fast bacteria
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 01:59
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 09:31
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29858
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