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A REVIEW OF FIFTEEN YEARS ANNUAL STATISTIC OF FORAGE SAMPLES RECEIVED AT ANIMAL FEED LABORATORY, IVM.

The Animal Feed Laboratory, Institut Veterinar Malaysia (IVM) of the Department Of Veterinary Services is responsible for feeding stuffs analysis in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia. During the last 15 years, forage analysis has become a routine activity of

A SURVEY ON CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND HEMATOLOGY CHANGES IN OFFSPRING BORN FROM SEROPOSITIVE BREEDER.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical biochemistry and haematology changes in three experimental offspring which were born from seropositive brucella bull and dams. The clinical biochemistry values were within the normal range except total bilirubin (7.33±0.64, 16.00&plu

SPECIFIC ANTIBODY RESPONSE TOWARDS TWO KILLED ANTIGENS OF MANNHEMIA HAEMOLYTICA TYPE IN HYPERIMMUNESERUM RABBITS.

Objectives of the study were to determine the antibody response following injection two type of antigens of M. haemolytica inoculated into rabbits and to evaluate the performance of an in-house ELISA kit to detect immunoglobulin G (Ig G) against M. haemolytica type A.  Rabb

SCREENING OF SARCOCYSTIS SPP. BRADYZOITES FROM COMMERCIAL IMPORTED MEAT IN IPOH, MALAYSIA

Recently, one of the re-emerging parasitic zoonoses in food (meat) is Sarcocystis spp. An initiative was made to determine the status of sarcocystis in frozen meat sold in hypermarket & supermarkets in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Results show 16 out of 30 (53.3%) imported frozen meat samp

PREVALENCE OF PIG SARCOCYSTIS SPP. AT ABATTOIRS IN PERAK.

The aim of this study is to determine the status of pig sarcocystosis in Perak, Malaysia. Sarcocystosis is the disease caused by the intracellular protozoan parasites namely Sarcocystis spp. In pig, few Sarcocystis spp. have been diagnosed such as S. medusiformis

THE PREVALENCE OF PARASITIC INFESTATION OF SMALL RUMINANT FARMS IN PERAK, MALAYSIA.

Helminthiasis due to strongyles such as Haemonchus contortus, coccidiosis caused by Eimeria sp. and blood parasite diseases such as theileriosis by Theileria sp. have been reported to cause severe morbidity and mortality annually in small ruminants in Malaysia. The aims of this

SCREENING OF ZOONOTIC FASCIOLIASIS OF SLAUGHTERED LARGE RUMINANTS IN ABATTOIR IN PERAK, MALAYSIA

Fascioliasis, or trematode infestation, is an important disease caused by Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica. Both species are hepatic parasites that affect humans. We have examined the zoonotic aspects of fascioliasis. A total of 80 fresh liver samples were collected from

DETECTION OF SARCOCYSTIS spp IN WILD RAT BY HISTOPATHOLOGY

In Malaysia, Sarcocystis spp have been reported from many domestic and wild animals, including domestic and wild rats, moonrats, bandicoots, slow loris, buffalo, monkeys and man. Sarcocystis is a genus of cyst-forming coccidian parasites with obligatory two-host life cycles invo

A MULTISYSTEMIC INFECTION IN A GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

A three year old German Shepherd dog was presented for necropsy with the history that the dog vomited undigested meat prior to death. Owner suspected the dog had been poisoned by a neighboring factory owner. The dog was reported to be bright and alert before the incidence. External inspection of

PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA SEPTICAEMIA AND MULTIPARASITIC INFESTATION IN A BURMESE PYTHON

A Burmese python (Python bivittatus) was found dead in a petting zoo with no clinical signs and abnormalities observed prior to death. The carcass of the python was submitted to the Veterinary Research institute (VRI) for necropsy. External examination of the carcass revealed distortion of right

LEPTOSPIRA SEROVARS DETECTED IN ANIMALS AND VETERINARY STAFF.

A total of 8854 serum samples from various animal species and humans were tested using microscopic agglutination test (MAT) to determine the frequency of the important leptospiral serovar involved in animals and humans.  The sera were screened against 14 serovars of pathogenic Leptospira

FATTY ACID COMPOSITION AND CHOLESTEROL CONTENT OF F1 DORPER CROSSBRED SHEEP

Interest in the study of fatty acids, particularly the total quantity of saturated and unsaturated fatty acid in muscle, is mainly to understand their role in affecting human health. A previous study suggested that a decrease in saturated fatty acid (SFA) level and a concomitant increase in the m

Status of beef industry of Malaysia

Abstract   Within the livestock sector in Malaysia the beef sub-sector lags in percentage contribution to domestic supply of red meat. Many attempts in beef production in the past, from extensive ranching to intensive feedlotting, have yielde

IN-VITRO STUDIES ON THE ANTIVIRAL EFFECT OF THE ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA AGAINST NEWCASTLE DISEASE VIRUS.

Andrographis paniculata ethanolic extract (APE) was evaluated for its in vitro antiviral activity against Newcastle disease virus (NDV). The in vitro antiviral activity assay was performed by incubation of NDV (100 EID50/ 0.1 ml) with three different concentr

THE EFFECT OF TIME AND STORAGE TEMPERATURE ON THE STABILITY OF IBD VACCINE.

Vaccine stability study was required to establish the validity of expiry date of the vaccine produced. The study included physical observation and determination of virus potency titre against period of storage time. Observation was done on the IBD vaccine start immediately after freeze dried up t
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