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Neospora species infection in a herd of dairy cattle

Neosporosis caused by Neospora caninum is one of the common causes of bovine abortion. It may infect domestic (dogs, cattle, sheep, goats, water buffalo, horses, chickens) and captive animals (deer, rhinoceros, rodents, rabbits, coyotes, wolves, foxes). A dairy cattle herd in Hulu Selangor had cattle abortion and mortality over a period of few months. Samples of aborted fetus, faecal, blood and organs were collected for thorough disease investigation. Sera samples were tested for seroprevalence of Neosporosis in dairy herds. Sixty (60) sera samples were tested for Neospora caninum using commercial Indirect Immunofluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT) test kit from VMRD™. Results showed that only two sera were positive for Neospora caninum antibody. However, animals which were having an abortion were negative for Neospora caninum antibody. Therefore, further disease investigation should be ruled out on the farm to know the causes of abortion and animal mortality.   

Keywords: Neospora caninum, cattle, indirect fluorescent antibody    

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Nurulaini Raimy. Neospora species infection in a herd of dairy cattle. 30th Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Congress. 19th-20th October, 2018. Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.(Abstract of e-Poster Presentation).

 

*Nurulaini Raimy, Azima Laili, H., Azizah, D., Adnan M., Erwanas, A.I., Debbra,M., Navanithakumar, B., Zaini, C. M., Norlaili, A.R., Sohayati,A. R.   Veterinary Research Institute, Department of Veterinary Services, 59, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   *Corresponding author: nurulaini@dvs.gov.my  


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