MSPTM 2019 Annual Scientific Conference
13 - 14 March 2019
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Title

COMMON PARASITIC INFECTIONS IN CATS AND DOGS DIAGNOSED IN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, MALAYSIA FROM YEAR 2014 TO 2018

Type
E-Poster Presentation
Theme
Scaling Up Efforts in Tropical Disease and Vector Control through Evidence-Based Research
Topic
Veterinary Parasitology

Authors

Main Author
Mohammad Masrin Azami1
Presenting Author
Mohammad Masrin Azami1
Co-Author
Sharil Azwan Mohd Zain1
Fakhrulisham Razali1
Fazly Ann Zainal Abidin1
Debbra Marcell1
Premaalatha B.2
Erwanas Asmar Ismail2
Nurulaini Raimy2
Chandrawathani Panchadcharam1

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Department of Veterinary Services / Division of Research and Innovation / Malaysia1
Department of Veterinary Services / Veterinary Research Institute / Malaysia2
Content
Abstract Content

A study was carried out on the presence of parasites in cats and dogs based on samples received in the Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) Ipoh, Perak from 2014 to 2018. From 186 samples (Cases, n=97) suspected for parasitic infection, it was found that 39.24% samples were reported positive for  parasitic diseases such as helminths, protozoa, ectoparasites and other parasitic infestation. Samples of faeces, blood and skin scrapings from dogs were the most common samples obtained.  Faecal samples showed positive for Toxocara sp. and Ancylostoma sp., which are incidentally also zoonotic gastro intestinal parasites which can cause poor health in humans.  Samples from cats were also noted to show helminths from faecal samples, ectoparasites from skin samples and protozoa from blood samples. Regular animal health checks are important to ensure that the infection is not spread to coexisting animals and humans as most of these samples were from pets.

Keywords: parasitic infection; cats; dogs; pets; zoonotic
Requires Audio or Video system for Presentation?: No