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COMPARISON OF PROXIMATE ANALYSIS AND NEAR INFRARED REFLECTANCE TECHNOLOGY FOR ANALYZING THE QUALITY OF PALM KERNEL CAKE

ABSTRACT The purpose of the current study is to compare the means from reference method (proximate analysis) with test method (NIR). Six parameters were studied which are moisture, crude ash, crude protein, ether extracts, crude fiber and nitrogen free extract. PKC sa

SURVEY OF PATHOGENS FROM WILD RATS IN KINTA AND KLANG VALLEY, MALAYSIA

VRI was conducted a survey of 18 wild rats caught in Ipoh area (Rattus spp) and 80 wild rats from Kuala Lumpur area. The rats were post mortem and samples of skin, intestines, blood, urine and organs were examined for parasites, viruses and bacteria. Results from Ipoh rats indicated that

SEROCONVERSION OF BRUCELLOSIS IN CALVES FROM SEROPOSITIVE DAMS

The aim of this study was to determine the seroconversion of calves from seropositive dams and to indicate the bacterial isolation of Brucella abortus from samples collected. There were two out of five calves indicating a reactor to B.abortus using CFT. Rate of seroconversion in

SCREENING OF BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS IN LARGE RUMINANTS SLAUGHTERED IN ABATTOIRS IN PERAK

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease of animal caused by slow-growing acid-fast bacilli namely Mycobacterium bovis. The infection can occur through direct contact with an abrasion or by inhalation of contaminated air. The aim of this study is to determine the status of Bovine tu

PREVALENCE OF SALMONELLOSIS IN KEDAH-KELANTAN CROSSBRED CATTLE IN PERAK

Salmonellosis is a worldwide disease cause by gram-negative bacteria namely Salmonella spp. The disease is considered as one of the food-borne zoonosis of public health importance. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of

FASCIOLIASIS IN DOMESTIC LARGE RUMINANTS IN PERAK, MALAYSIA

Fascioliasis or liver fluke infestation is considered as one of the most important parasitic diseases affecting domestic large ruminants. Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica were known as the common causative agents that require fresh water snails, Lymnaea spp. as

MODIFIED DIGESTION TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION OF SARCOCYSTIS BRADYZOITES.

Sarcocystis spp. is a zoonotic intracellular protozoan parasite with an obligatory two-host life cycle causing a disease namely sarcosporidiosis or sarcocystosis (Fazly Ann et al. 2013). According to Hamidinejat et al. (2010) the gold standard in detec

SCREENING OF SARCOCYSTIS IN FROZEN MEAT SUPPLIED TO TIOMAN ISLAND, MALAYSIA.

Sarcocystis is a disease cause by an intracellular protozoan parasite namely Sarcocystis spp. The disease was seen as a potential emerging food-borne zoonosis. In Malaysia, there were no reported cases published in screening and detection of sarcocystis in frozen meat and meat product. T

ZOONOSES AT ABATOIRS IN PERAK

A study to identify the disease status of cattle in four abattoirs in Perak was carried out. Specimens of nasal and vaginal swabs, condemned organs with lesions, blood and urine were collected from 75 cattle during the survey period. A total of 6 animals were serologically positive for Brucellosi

A CASE STUDY OF TRANSPORTATION STRESS IN A PIG

A female pig imported via air was found dead during transportation. Routine postmortem was conducted and laboratory diagnoses was performed. Postmortem findings revealed that the animal was undergone injury and stress during travelling period as well as worsened by E. coli infection in all organs

THE INFLUENCE OF PMSG LEVEL ON ESTRUS SYNCHRONISATION AND CONCEPTION RATE IN JAMNAPARI-SAANEN GOAT CROSSBREEDING PROGRAM

ABSTRACT The study investigates influence of Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) level on estrus synchronisation and conception rate in Jamnapari goats. Twenty-six fertile does were randomly divided into two treatments (T1, n=13 and T2, n=13), Estrus was synchronised

GROWTH CURVE AND AVERAGE DAILY GAIN OF F1 DORPER CROSSBRED LAMBS

The objective of present study was to evaluate the birth weight, growth curve and average daily gain (ADG) of F1 (Dorper x Malaysian Blackbelly) raised under an intensive production system in Sheep Breeding Unit, Veterinary Institute of Malaysia. The data used in this study were recorded from F1

EFFECT OF LONG TERM STORAGE AT 4°C ON THE STABILITY OF INFECTIOUS BURSAL DISEASE VACCINE 9050/93 STRAIN – A 3 YEARS STUDY.

Vaccine stability tests were required to establish the validity of the vaccine produced. The test included determination of virus titer against period of storage time. Virus titre test using specific pathogen free (SPF) embryonated eggs was employed to determine the stability of the reconstituted

PREVALENCE OF PASTEURELLOSIS FROM VARIOUS ANIMALS SPECIES DIAGNOSED IN VRI FROM YEAR 2009 TO 2013

Pasteurella sp. is natural inhibitants of the upper respiratory tract of healthy animals. Infection with this agent can cause pneumonic pasteurellosis in animals and may also cause secondary pulmonary infection in immunecompromised animals due to many factors such as stress and poor farm manageme

OCCURENCE OF METHICILIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) IN ANIMAL SPECIMENS

Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important human pathogen that is also becomes an emerging concern in veterinary medicine and animal agriculture. It is known to be one of the most prevalent nosocomial pathogens throughout the world and capable of causing of skin and invasiv
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