Epidemiology of Trypanosoma evansi infection in crossbred dairy cattle in Malaysia

Trop Anim Health Prod. 1999 Feb;31(1):25-31. doi: 10.1023/a:1005177300345.

Abstract

An investigation into the epidemiology of Trypansoma evansi infection in crossbred dairy cattle was conducted for a period of 12 months on a dairy cattle farm in Penninsular Malaysia. The prevalence of parasitaemia was highest in lactating animals (13.4%), followed by those in the dry herd (8.8%), late pregnant animals (8.1%), early pregnant animals (4.7%), calves (0.3%) and heifers (0.2%). The prevalence of antigenaemia was highest in the lactating animals (54.7%), followed by that in dry animals (53.7%), heifers (51.1%), late pregnant animals (47.7%), early pregnant animals (46.5%) and calves (24.2%).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigens, Helminth / blood
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Cattle Diseases / parasitology
  • Disease Outbreaks / veterinary
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay / veterinary
  • Female
  • Lactation
  • Malaysia / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Seasons
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies
  • Trypanosoma / pathogenicity*
  • Trypanosomiasis / epidemiology
  • Trypanosomiasis / veterinary*

Substances

  • Antigens, Helminth