Parasite infection in two goat farms located in Kuala Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia

Authors

  • Saad Khadijah University Malaysia Terengganu
  • Tan Fu Hao Andy Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Sultan Syed Abdul Kabeer Khadijah Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Anwarali Khan Mursyidah Khairi Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Hashim Nur Aida Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Ab Rahman Wahab Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

Keywords:

parasitology, goats

Abstract

A study was conducted to determine the parasite infection in two goat farms located in Sungai Ikan and Pantai Chendering, Kuala Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Twenty goats from each farm were examined for the presence of endo- and ectoparasites. Faecal samples were subjected to worm egg counts for estimation of nematode burdens and also detection of cestodes and oocysts of coccidia. Body examination and skin scrapings were conducted to detect the presence of ticks and mites. Results showed that worm and coccidia infections were common in these two farms, with Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis as the two major worms infecting the goats. Ticks identified from this study were Boophilus sp., Dermacentor sp., Ixodes sp., Haemaphysalis sp. and Rhipicephalus sp., while the mites identified was Psoroptes sp. Parasite infection was generally higher in the farm at Sungai Ikan, when compared to the farm at Pantai Chendering.

Author Biographies

Saad Khadijah, University Malaysia Terengganu

School of Food Science and Technology

Tan Fu Hao Andy, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

School of Marine Science and Environment

Sultan Syed Abdul Kabeer Khadijah, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

School of Marine Science and Environment

Anwarali Khan Mursyidah Khairi, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

School of Marine Science and Environment

Hashim Nur Aida, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

School of Food Science and Technology

Ab Rahman Wahab, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

School of Food Science and Technology

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2014-12-15

How to Cite

Khadijah, S., Andy, T. F. H., Khadijah, S. S. A. K., Mursyidah Khairi, A. K., Nur Aida, H., & Wahab, A. R. (2014). Parasite infection in two goat farms located in Kuala Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 2(6). Retrieved from https://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAFS/article/view/2075

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