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Common pathogens diagnosed in pig samples received by Veterinary Research Institute from year 2014 to 2017

A total of 23,322 specimens from 2,592 cases were received in Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) from various states in Malaysia and tested for common bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases in pig. From 771 samples, the highest rate of isolated bacteria &

Prevalence of blood parasites and intestinal parasites incommercial breeding porcupines (Hystrix brachyura)

A survey was carried out to determine the prevalence of blood parasites and intestinal parasites from porcupines in captivity in Peninsular Malaysia. A total of 81 blood samples and 25 faecal samples were collected randomly from commercial breeding porcupine

Growth performance of broiler chicken (Gallus domesticus) using Palm Kernel Cake based chicken feed

The study was carried out to assess the growth performance of broiler chicken fed on 30%-45% premium grade palm kernel cake (PKC) feed and the commercial feed. A total of 600 day-old broiler chicks were used to determine the efficiency of utilization PKC ani

Serological tests for parasitic infections in livestock and pets conducted at the Veterinary Research Institute, Malaysia from 2000 to 2015

Parasitic infections such as protozoan and helminth infections abound in livestock in Malaysia. Over a 15 years period from 2000 to 2015, serological tests were conducted in Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) for surveillance and diagnosis to elucidate the

Efficacy of Glyphosate, Ametryn and Metsulfuron Methyl for controlling Eleucine indica (L.) - A Review

Weeds can replace desirable grass species, filling in gaps or voids and reducing yield and overall quality of pasture and forages. Any plant competing with cultivated plants or that in some way interfere with man’s legitimate activities is considered t

A pilot study on market structure and fresh meat prices compared to frozen imported meat

A share of the fresh beef market in Malaysia is estimated to be about 23 percent based on current self-sufficiency level of beef meat. Others are primarily frozen beef which is mainly imported. Fresh beef processing activities are based on local and/or impor

Spatial analysis of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenze A (H5N1) outbreak in Kelantan, Malaysia for the year 2017

Asian highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A (H5N1) virus occurs mainly in birds and is highly contagious among them. HPAI Asian H5N1 is especially deadly for poultry. This study examines the use of Geographical Information System (GIS) and describes the

Blood protozoan infections in ruminant livestock from 2011 to 2017 - Challenges in diagnosis and investigation

A retrospective study was conducted to provide an update of the current status of important blood protozoan infections in ruminant livestock in Malaysia from January 2011 to December 2017.  A total of 10,258 blood samples were examined for the presence

Isolation and detection of Equine Influenza Virus in nasal swabs from outbreak cases in Malaysia

Equine influenza virus (EIV) belongs to Influenza A group and causes respiratory syndrome disease in horses, leading to economic loses. The disease has a worldwide occurrence and is easily transmitted by direct contact with infected animals, fomites and aero

The evaluation of customer satifaction on service offered by Kuantan Regional Veterinary Laboratory 2018

A survey was conducted to determine the customer satisfaction on services offered by Kuantan Regional Veterinary Laboratory for year 2018. The service evaluation was conducted once every 2 years. Review from 31 regular customers were collected manually by filling out

Evaluation of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Vaccine formulated with Montanide ISA 61 VG, Corona 8-SO-(RB), Double Oil Adjuvant and Alum

Selection of different formulations in vaccines production is important for safe and sound immunological response in animals. In this study, two new vaccine formulations, which consist of Montanide ISA 61 VG and Corona 8-SO-(RB), respectively were incorporated in prep

Lethal dose 50 test of Pasteurella multocida Type A in mice

Potency test is mandatory quality control (QC) test in the vaccine production and involves using an animal model. Easy-to-manage animal mice have been selected as an alternative animal for potency testing of VRI’s Duck Pasteurellosis vaccine. However, the infect

Pet ownership in Putrajaya

The objective of the study was to determine the status of pet ownership among Putrajaya residence. The survey was administered by means of a questionnaire, either by face to face interview or online. A total of 594 residence participated in this survey. The result has

Comparison of bacteria culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods in identification of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis in clinical samples from goat

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is responsible to cause Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) commonly in sheep and goat. Therefore, it causes major economic loss in small ruminant industry. Early detection is vital for the control and prevention steps of this disea

Diagnostic information of parasitic infections in various animal species at Regional Diagnostic Laboratory Bukit Tengah from 2015 to 2017

Regional Laboratory Bukit Tengah (RLBT) was received samples obtained from various animal species as diagnostic cases which were sent from Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Northern Perak. Routine diagnostic tests were done to establish the incidence of positive infections in

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