Journal article

Molecular analysis of Cryptosporidium from cattle from five states of Peninsular Malaysia

Nan Jiun Yap, Anson V Koehler, Janine Ebner, Tiong Kai Tan, Yvonne AL Lim, Robin B Gasser

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR PROBES | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Despite the importance of the cattle industry in Malaysia, there are very few studies of the diversity and public health significance of bovine cryptosporidiosis in this country. In the present study, we used a PCR-based approach to detect and genetically characterize Cryptosporidium DNA in faecal samples from a cohort of 215 asymptomatic cattle (of different ages) from six farms from five states of Peninsular Malaysia. Cattle on four of the six farms were test-positive for Cryptosporidium, with an overall prevalence of 3.2%. Cryptosporidium bovis and Cryptosporidium ryanae were detected in two (0.9%) and five (2.3%) samples tested; this low prevalence likely relates to the age of the cattle..

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Grants

Awarded by University of Malaya/Ministry of Higher Education High Impact Research


Awarded by University of Malaya


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, Melbourne Water Corporation (R.B.G. et al.) and University of Malaya/Ministry of Higher Education High Impact Research (UM.C/625/1/HIR/MOHE/MED/23), University of Malaya (PV024/2011B, RG221/10HTM) (Y.A.L.L. et al.) are gratefully acknowledged. N.J.Y. was the recipient of an Endeavour Scholarship from the Australian Government.