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Skin conditions of ruminant animals


Abdul Rahman, Sheikh Omar and Sze, E. K. (1984) Skin conditions of ruminant animals. Malaysian Applied Biology, 13 (1). pp. 39-43. ISSN 0126-8643


A total of 207 dairy cattle, 298 beef cattle, 126 buffaloes. 210 goats and 108 sheep in UPM farms were examined for skin conditions. Dairy and beef cattle had high prevalence of tick infestation. The Bos indicus breeds were less severely affected than the Bos taurus breeds and BoopbiIus microplus and Haemaphysalis bisplnosa were the principle ticks Identified. Bovine papillomatosis was common in both herds but were of low prevalence. Lice infestation with Damalinia caprae was found in loats under both intensive and semi-intensive fanning system. Mange was a problem in the intensive system of goat farming but not in the semi-intensive system. Chorioptes caprae was the main causal agent followed by Psoroptes cuniculli, There was a total absence of ectoparasitism in the kids. Contagious ecthyma was observed at low prevalence in goats.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Malaysian Society of Applied Biology
Keywords: Skin conditions; Ruminants
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2015 02:36
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 02:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39502
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