Endo- and Ectoparasite Infections in Two Cattle Farms Located in Kuala Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia
A study was conducted to determine the parasite infection in two cattle farms located in Felda Belara (Farm A) and Kampung Beladau Kolam (Farm B) Kuala Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Twenty cattle from each farm were examined for endo- and ectoparasites. Faecal samples were subjected to worm egg counts for estimation of nematode burden and sedimentation for detection of trematode infection. Blood samples were subjected to thin blood smear to detect the presence of blood parasites and packed cell volume (PCV) technique was used to determine the percentage of red blood cells in whole blood. Besides, external body examination was also conducted for the recovery of ectoparasites. Results showed that Fasciola sp. (95%), Boophilus microplus (86%) and Theileria sp. (98%) were the most common parasites found in the two cattle farms in Kuala Terengganu.
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