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Detection of fungal organisms in pigeons at selected areas in Selangor


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A. R. N., Nazihah and Abu, Jalila and Zakaria, Zunita and K., Krishnammah and R., Rabiatuladawiyah (2018) Detection of fungal organisms in pigeons at selected areas in Selangor. In: 3rd World's Poultry Science Association (Malaysia Branch) and World Veterinary Poultry Association (Malaysia Branch) Scientific Conference 2018, 18-19 Apr. 2018, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. (pp. 87-88).

Abstract / Synopsis

The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of fungal organisms in the pigeon droppings in selected areas in Hulu Langat & Kuala Langat, Selangor. The study demonstrated that pigeon droppings can be the platform for fungal growth and flourish. The fungal infection poses a significant public health threat as it can affect immunocompetent individuals and animals. Fifty samples of fresh pigeon droppings were obtained from exotic pigeons at the sampling area. Samples were transported to the Bacteriology laboratory in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia and were immediately processed within 24 hours. Samples were cultures onto Sabouraud’s Dextrose agar and incubated at 37o C for 15 days. Identification of cultures was determined using Gram staining and API 20 C AUX identification test kits. Out of fifty samples, Candida species (88%), Trichosporon species (28%) and Saccharomyces species (6%) were isolated. In addition, mold fungi were also identified which include Aspergillus species (18%), Trichophyton species (6%), Mucor species (4%), Medurella species (1%) and Penicillium species (1%). This shows that the pigeons carry potential role as a reservoir for zoonotic yeasts and mold in the environment.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Fungal; Pigeon droppings; Selangor; Isolation; Identification
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 11:49
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/67668
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