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

Abstract

Title

THE EFFICIENCY OF NZI AND VAVOUA FLY TRAP IN LIVESTOCK FARM IN PERAK

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

Authors

Main Author
Erwanas Asmar Bin Ismail1
Presenting Author
Erwanas Asmar Bin Ismail1
Co-Author
Aisyah Munira Binti Mohd Amir1
Geethamalar Sathayah 1
Premaalatha Bathmanaban1
Fazly Ann Binti Zainalabidin2

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Department of Veterinary Services / Veterinary Research Institute / Malaysia1
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar / BPI, / Malaysia2
Content
Abstract Content
Flies are listed as one of the important veterinary vectors that may transmit public health diseases. The use of fly traps in livestock farms is one of the alternatives to control the vector for parasitic diseases such as trypanosomiasis and anaplasmosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficiency between two type of fly traps namely Nzi Trap and Vavoua Trap in the livestock farm in term of total flies captured. In this study, both fly traps were placed for two hours in ten livestock farms in Perak between June and December 2013. The entrapped flies were transported in collection canister at 4°C prior to species identification in Parasitology Section, Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Perak. A total of 1,384 flies including Musca spp., Stomoxys spp. and Tabanus spp. with 68.21% (n=944), 30.42% (n=421) and 1.37% (n=19) were entrapped, respectively. Out of 1,384 flies, 80.27% (n=1,111) of the flies were entrapped by Nzi Trap, whereas another 19.73% (n=273) by Vavoua Trap. Results indicated that, Nzi Trap captured higher percentage of flies with 82.20% (776 of 944) Musca spp. and 75.06% (316 of 421) Stomoxys spp. compared to Vavoua Trap with 17.80% (168 of 944) and 24.94% (105 of 421) of Musca spp. and Stomoxys spp., respectively. All Tabanus spp. were entrapped in Nzi Trap during the trial. Based on these findings, Nzi Trap showed better efficiency by succesfully capturing higher number of Musca spp., Stomoxys spp. and Tabanus spp. compared to Vavoua Trap in all of the selected livestock farms. The use of these traps to physically trap flies can reduce fly numbers in the farm vicinity. This method is eco friendly as it does not need chemicals or fly bait to entrap the flies, thus reducing risks of zoonotic infections.
Keywords: Fly trap; Nzi Trap; Vavoua Trap; Musca spp.; Stomoxys spp.; Tabanus spp.
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