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COMMON LIVESTOCK DISEASES DIAGNOSED IN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (VRI) FROM 2006-2010

Animal diseases are diagnosed routinely in the Veterinary Research Institute.  The information obtained each year as a result of almost 400,000 samples tested for various diseases from zoonotic to exotic diseases highlights the importance of rapid and efficient diagnostic services for the country and region. This paper reports the common diseases diagnosed in various animal species, from samples submitted for various purposes such as surveillance programmes for herd basis, disease diagnosis for individual animals and monitoring of flocks for zoonotic , emerging and zoonotic diseases. Yearly outbreaks of several key disease profiles are also noted. This information is important to plan and enforce regulatory measures to control disease spread thereby reducing mobidity and mortality to aid farmers. Between 2006 and 2010, a total of 1.7 million samples were tested with the most common disease in bovine being bacterial diseases such as brucellosis and melioidosis, in  caprine and ovine being contagious lymphadenitis and melioidosis, and  in poultry Newcastle disease and Infectious bronchitis.

Keywords: Animal diseases, zoonotic, diagnostic

Masrin A., Azwan H., Chandrawathani P., Ramlan M.

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

Corresponding Author: masrin@dvs.gov.my

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Masrin A., Azwan H., Chandrawathani P., Ramlan M. Common Livestock Diseases Diagnosed In Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) From 2006-2010. Veterinary Association Malaysia Congress, Ipoh, Perak, 2011 (ORAL)


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