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Coccidial infections of goats in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia


Abu, Jalila and Dorny, Pierre and Abdullah Sani, Rehana and Salim, Nadzri and Vercruysse, Jozef (1998) Coccidial infections of goats in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Veterinary Parasitology, 74 (2-4). pp. 165-172. ISSN 0304-4017; ESSN: 1873-2550


Coccidial infections were studied in goats in the state of Selangor (peninsular Malaysia) during a 12-month period. The study included 10 smallholder farms on which kids were monitored for faecal oocyst counts from birth until 1-year old. Eimeria oocysts were found in 725 (89%) of 815 faecal samples examined. Nine species of Eimeria were identified. The most prevalent were E. arloingi, found in 71% of the samples, E. ninakohlyakimovae (67%), E. christenseni (63%) and E. alijevi (61%). The other species found were, E. hirci, E. jolchijevi, E. caprovina, E. caprina and E. pallida, present in 34, 22 12, 9 and 4% of the samples, respectively. Oocyst counts were significantly higher in animals of less than 4-months old (P < 0.05). High oocyst counts were mainly caused by non-pathogenic species. Poor hygienic conditions were found to be associated with a higher intensity of coccidial infections. Mortality rates in kids could not be related to the intensity of coccidial infections.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-4017(97)00133-7
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Keywords: Eimeria spp; Goat; Malaysia
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 17 May 2010 08:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 05:42
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/6481
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