Gastro-intestinal parasitism among two swine populations in Malaysia: highlighting the zoonotic transmissible protozoan Balantidium coli infections

Tan, T.K.; Low, V.L.; Lee, S.C.; Chandrawathani, P.; Premaalatha, B.; Lim, Y.A.L. (2014) Gastro-intestinal parasitism among two swine populations in Malaysia: highlighting the zoonotic transmissible protozoan Balantidium coli infections. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research, 5 (2). pp. 63-68. ISSN 2180-3897

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Abstract

Limited information is available regarding gastro-intestinal (GI) parasitic infections in Malaysian swine populations. Hence, the present study aims to determine the prevalence of GI parasites in two swine populations in Malaysia, using formalin-ether concentration technique. In the present study, three helminths and two protozoa were detected in 91 swine rectal fecal samples. The zoonotic transmissible protozoan, Balantidium coli (22.0%) had the highest infection rate, followed by strongyle (4.4%), Entamoeba spp. (2.2%), Fasciolopsis spp. (1.1%) and Trichuris suis (1.1%). The co-infection between T. suis and B. coli was also found in this study.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Tan, T.K.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  2. Low, V.L.
  3. Lee, S.C.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  4. Chandrawathani, P.(Veterinary Research Institute, No. 59 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia)
  5. Premaalatha, B.(Veterinary Research Institute, No. 59 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia)
  6. Lim, Y.A.L.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balantidium coli; Parasitic infection; Swine
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 16:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 16:14
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/12099

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