The Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Faeces of Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in Selected Urban Area of Malaysia

Siti Zulaikha, Abd Rahim (2015) The Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Faeces of Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in Selected Urban Area of Malaysia. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A total of 101 faecal samples were collected from five selected urban areas in Malaysia which are Langkawi, Selangor, Perak, Labuan and Sarawak. The taxonomic composition of gastrointestinal parasites present was described and the prevalence was compared between the five locations. The eggs of the gastrointestinal parasites were recovered by using flotation and sedimentation techniques. Result revealed the presence of ten nematodes, Ascaris lumbricoides, Ascaris sp. 1, Ascaris sp. 2, Trichuris trichiura, Oesophagostomum sp., Capillaria sp., Hookworm, Strongyloides sp., Physaloptera sp., unidentified nematode egg and one trematode which is Clonorchis sp. Comparison showed that hookworm had the highest prevalence in Selangor (33.7%), Perak (41%) and Labuan (44.9%), while T. trichiura had the highest prevalence in Langkawi (47.2%) and Sarawak (59.3%).

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gastrointestinal parasites, Long-tailed macaque, Taxonomic composition, Prevalence, Urban area
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 04:31
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 04:31
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/33470

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