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

Abstract

Title

OCCURRENCE OF PARASITIC INFECTIONS IN HORSE DIAGNOSED IN FIVE REGIONAL LABORATORIES, 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
Aisya Naama T.1
Presenting Author
Aisya Naama T.1
Co-Author
Rohaya M.A1
Tuba Thabitah A. T.2
Nur Nadiah H.3
Sock Kun Khor4
Nurul Faizah Z.5
Wan NorulHuda W.A.W.6
Chandrawathani P.7

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Department of Veterinary Services / Division of Diagnostic and Qualiti Assurance / Malaysia1
Department of Veterinary Services / Regional Veterinary Laboratory Wilayah Tengah Salak Tinggi / Malaysia2
Department of Veterinary Services / Regional Veterinary Laboratory Johor Bahru / Malaysia3
Department of Veterinary Services / Regional Veterinary Laboratory Bukit Tengah / Malaysia4
Department of Veterinary Services / Regional Veterinary Laboratory Kuantan / Malaysia5
Department of Veterinary Services / Regional Veterinary Laboratory Kota Bharu / Malaysia6
Department of Veterinary Services / Division of Research and Innovation / Malaysia7
Content
Abstract Content

Horses worldwide are exposed and hosts to a variety of parasitic diseases which represent a significant threat to their health. Parasitic infections in horses are often associated with reduced performance and physical condition, to serious pathological conditions such as colic, severe diarrhoea, and even death. This study is aimed in contributing information on the common parasitic diseases of horses diagnosed in five regional laboratories, Malaysia. From January 2014 to December 2018 a total of 4,847 horse samples were received for diagnosis from the states of Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Federal Territory, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah, Pulau Pinang and Perlis. Over the past five years period, a total of 344 samples were found positive which indicate the presence of helminthiasis, babesiosis/ piroplasmosis, theileriosis, anaplasmosis, coccidiosis, trypanosomiasis, Habronema spp. and Trichostrongylus spp. infestation in horse. This study showed that parasitic diseases are endemic in Malaysia, with helminthiasis and theileriosis being of major concern. There is need for a radical preventive measure to reduce the disease condition so as to improve on the health, wellbeing and performance of horses. Proper  parasitological  screening  and  further  improvement  of  management  techniques  are  recommended  in  order  to  ensure  that  parasite prevalence in horses is kept under control.

Keywords: parasitic diseases; horses; Malaysia
Requires Audio or Video system for Presentation?: No