Hemotropic Mycoplasma ovis infection in goats with concurrent gastrointestinal parasitism in Malaysia

  • Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Nurul Hafizah Bt Abu Jazid Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Konto d Mohamme Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Abdulnasir Tijjani Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Eric Lim Teik Chung Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Yusuf Abba Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Abdul Aziz Saharee Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Keywords: Mycoplasma ovis, infection rate, parasites burden, goats

Abstract

Hemotropic  Mycoplasmosis  is common in sheep  and
goats  worldwide,  which  leads  to  huge  economic
losses.  In  this  study,  ten  goats  each  were  sampled
from  five  herds  belonging  to  the  Ladang  Angkat,
Faculty  of  Veterinary  Medicine  (FVM)  for  the
assessment  of  Mycoplasma  ovis  infection  and
concomitant  intestinal  parasites  burden.  Giemsa
stain  and  Modified  McMaster  techniques were used
to  study  the  hemotropic  mycoplasmosis  and
gastrointestinal  parasite  burden,  respectively.
Questionnaires  were  equally  administered  to  each
farmer and a fly  trap  was  used  to  trap  biting  flies
around the goat herds.  Out of  50  samples analyzed,
94.0%  ( n = 47/50)  were  positive  for  M.  ovis
infection.  Among  the  positive  samples,  93.6%
(n=44/47)  were  mild  infection  while  6.4%  (n=3/47)
were  moderate  infection, with  highest  infection  rate
of  38.5%  parasitemia.  There  was  a  significant
association  (P<0.05)  between  infection  status  and
parasites burden. However, there was a weak positive
correlation  (r=0.107,  P=0.460)  between  M.  ovis
infection  rates  and  parasitic  burden.  Though  a  high
occurrence  rate  of  M.  ovis  was  observed  among  the
infected  goats,  the  levels  of  parasitemia  were
generally mild.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2015.b119 


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Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse, Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
 
Published
2015-12-31
How to Cite
Jesse, F., Bt Abu Jazid, N., Mohamme, K. d, Tijjani, A., Chung, E., Abba, Y., Sadiq, M., & Saharee, A. (2015). Hemotropic Mycoplasma ovis infection in goats with concurrent gastrointestinal parasitism in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2(4), 464-468. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/26095
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