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Blood protozoa findings in pet dogs screened in Ipoh, Malaysia


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Omar, Jamnah and Panchadcharam, Chandrawathani and Bathmanaban, Premaalatha and Che Mamat, Zaini @ Zainudin and S. I., Sheikh Abdul Muizz and Jegathesuran, Tharshini and Hassan, Mohd Naheed (2016) Blood protozoa findings in pet dogs screened in Ipoh, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research, 7 (1). pp. 9-14. ISSN 2180-3897

Abstract

A total of 103 blood samples from pet dogs around Ipoh were screened for common blood protozoa. A total of 14 samples were found positive for Erhlichia canis and one sample was found positive for microfilaria of Dirofilaria immitis. Both these diseases are transmitted by vectors; ticks (Rhipicephalus sangiuneus) and mosquitoes respectively. In the hot and wet tropical environment where vectors are abundant, pet care, hygiene and regular screening will help veterinarians detect these infections early to facilitate treatment.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia
Keywords: Vector borne blood parasites; Pet dogs; E. canis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 04:53
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 03:23
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56574
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