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The effects of different doses and patterns of administration of ovine FSH on superovulatory response and embryo recovery in Malaysian goats

INTRODUCTION   Large variations in superovulatory responses continue to be a major obstacle to the routine production of embryos from goats and other farm animals by superovulatory methods on a large scale (Cognie, 1999). A major reason for this variability i

EFFICACY OF LIVE ATTENUATED INFECTIOUS BURSAL DISEASE VIRUS VACCINE USING LOCAL ISOLATE IN SPF CHICKEN.

A study was conducted to determine the efficacy of an attenuated live strain IBD vaccine Malaysian isolate via drinking water route or oral route in SPF chickens. Results showed that both routes of vaccination were able to induce protective immunity and gave 100% protection against pathogenic fie

THE PREVALENCE OF AVIAN PATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI (APEC) IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

Avian colibacillosis is considered a major bacterial disease in the poultry industry world-wide and is also one of the most common avian diseases  that is communicable to humans.  A prevalence study on APEC was carried  out in Peninsular Malaysia by Veterinary Research Institute&nb

IDENTIFICATION OF SALMONELLA SEROTYPES ISOLATED FROM MEAT SAMPLES IN MALAYSIA

This  study  reports  the identification  of Salmonella  serotypes  in meat samples submitted to the Veterinary Research  Institute  (VRI)  for  diagnosis. A  total  of  425 Salmonella  isolates  were received from the Vet

DEVELOPMENT OF A PCR TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX (MTC) FROM MILK AND ORGANS

A Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method for the detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex (MTC) in milk and organs of infected cattle is developed. DNA was extracted from milk and various organs including lymph node, lung, heart, kidney, spleen and liver. All of organs sample was tested by

PROGENY TESTING OF DAIRY SIRES ON MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT FARMS

Good genetic response rates are achieved through the application of animal breeding techniques on dairy herds (Smith, 1988). In the tropics, the evaluation of dairy sires is usually difficult due to the inadequate numbers of daughters per sire and the variable breed composition of dairy cows. In

CONSERVATION STRATEGIES OF KEDAH-KELANTAN CATTLE IN MALAYSIA

  INTRODUCTION Kedah-Kelantan (KK) cattle are an indigenous cattle breed of Malaysia, which can be found throughout the country but mainly in the northern states of Peninsular Malaysia. KKs mostly have a light to dark brown coat; a broad and short he

PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON ANALYSIS OF COPPER LEVEL IN CATTLE BREED BY LOCAL FARMER IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

Copper is a trace mineral element that plays an important role in the health and reproduction of cattle. Theobjective of this study was to determine whether cattle bred by a local farmer in Farm A in Peninsular Malaysiahad adequate, deficient, , or toxic levels of copper. Random samples of liver

A SURVEY OF BACTERIAL AND PARASITIC INFECTIONS OF RATS CAUGHT IN THE VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

A postmortem survey on ten rats (Rattus spp.) caught in the Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) was done to evaluate the parasite, viral and bacterial status. The rats were trapped in the laboratory animal facilities in VRI. The results indicated that seven rats harboured mites (Demo

SEROPREVALENCE OF TRICHINELLOSIS IN PIGS IN NORTHERN STATESOF MALAYSIA

A seroprevalence study on the status of Trichinella infection in pigs was conducted by the Veterinary Research Institute, Malaysia. Of 442 pigs tested from Penang and Perak states, 2% were found to be positive by an ELISA test for antibodies to Trichinella. Chandrawathani P., Premaalatha

PREVALENCE OF HELMINTHIASIS IN RELATION TO CLIMATE IN SMALL RUMINANTS IN PERAK IN 1998 AND 2008

This is a prevalence study of the correlation, pattern and comparison of helminthiasis cases in small ruminants in relation to the weather conditions in Perak in the year of 1998 and 2008. Due to the global warming and climate changes, there is a need to know the effects of weather, if any, on th

DETERMINATION OF CORTICOSTEROIDS IN ANIMAL TISSUE BY LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY– TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY

Corticosteroids are well known drugs used to treat various inflammatory and imunonogically mediated disease but they are alsoillegally used as feed additives in livestock production to improve live weight gain. Determination of its residues in meat as well astarget organ (liver) is important to e

OCCURRENCE OF AFLATOXINS IN FEEDS AND FEEDSTUFFS: 2005-2009

Aflatoxins    are   secondary    metabolites   produced    by   moulds    belonging    to Aspergillus species  (Aspergillus flavus

PREVALENCE OF HELMINTHIASIS IN RELATION TO CLIMATE IN SMALL RUMINANTS IN PERAK IN 1998 AND 2008

This is a prevalence study ofthe correlation, pattern and comparison ofhelminthiasis cases in small ruminants inrelation to the weather conditions in Perakin the year of 1998 and 2008. Helminthiasisis annually diagnosed at the ParasitologyUnit of VRI. Due to the global warmingand climate changes,

BIOPROSPECTING OF SHAMI GOATS FOR DAIRY PRODUCTION IN MALAYSIA

INTRODUCTION   Dairy goats have a good potential to help increase milk production in Malaysia. Dairy goats, as compared to dairy cows and buffaloes, are easier to handle due to their small size and require less feed, which is
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