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PREVALENCE ON CASEOUS LYMPHADENITIS IN SHEEP AND GOATS DETECTED FROM CASES SUBMITTED TO VRI, IPOH FROM 2008 TO 2010

Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis in Malaysian sheep and goats were diagnosed routinely by Veterinary Research Institute. From five categories of samples received, herd health programme was analyzed because compared to other categories, in this programme the samples are consistantly send by every state from year 2008 until 2010. Data were analyzed by devided the Peninsular Malaysia into four region. Analysis shows that the reactor rate for Peninsular Malaysia and southern region are increasing from year 2008 to 2010. Northern Region, East Coast Region and Central Region show the fluctuation of the reactor rate maybe due to the varied sample volume received by VRI. Based on the results, CLA diseases became an important disease in sheep and goats in Peninsular Malaysia. Eradication and controlling this disease has to be done to improve the quality of our food and at the same time it also can improve the profit of Malaysian farmers.

Key words: Caseous lymphadenitis, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Peninsular Malaysia, VRI

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NORLINDAWATI, A. P., NORAZURA, A. H., BOHARI, J., CHIN, S.W., ZAINAB, Z., MAZLAN, L., AMINA KHADARIAH., SURAYANI, A.R., AZMALIZA, A., NOR ASHIKIN., VIJAAN, G., RAMLAN, M., & YEOH, NO NA

Veterinary Research Institute, 59 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak


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