Muhammad Abdullah Avais

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Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in dairy buffaloes ( Bubalus bubalis ) was assessed in the Lahore District of Punjab Province, Pakistan. The study revealed an overall prevalence of 54.7% for N. caninum antibodies determined through a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay performed on randomly collected serum samples. The highest prevalence was(More)
The purpose of the present study was to obtain seroepidemiological information on the Neospora caninum infection status of sheep and goats in different areas of Punjab Province and Azad Kashmir (Pakistan). A cross-sectional study, with the use of a competitive ELISA, showed an overall 27.7% (35 of 128) (95% confidence interval [CI] ± 7.7%) and 8.6% (13 of(More)
The current study was carried out to find out the infection rate of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) helminths and its association with diarrhoea in goats in Lahore, Pakistan. For this purpose, 300 faecal samples from goats suffering from diarrhoea presented at the Outdoor Hospital, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, UVAS Lahore and various private as(More)
The prevalence of Balantidium coli in cattle from the River Ravi region of Lahore was examined and the efficacy of three treatments measured. A total of 200 fecal samples were collected from cattle and examined microscopically; 50 (25%) were positive for B. coli cysts. The final efficacy of treatment with metronidazole, oxytetracycline, or secnidazole was(More)
The prevalence of Balantidium coli among donkeys in Lahore and adjoining areas was surveyed and a trial conducted to determine the efficacy of two antiprotozoal drugs: secnidazole (Dysen Forte) and Kalonji (Nigella sativa). Four-hundred donkeys were examined, and 73 (18.3%) were found positive for Balantidium coli. A slight decrease in PCV and an increase(More)
The present study evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of azithromycin, co-trimoxazole and kalvangi (Nigella sativa, also known as Black Cumin) against Cryptosporidium parvum infection in calves under field conditions. The experimental calves were treated with azithromycin (group A) at 1500 mg/calf/day, co-trimoxazole (group B) at 30 mg Kg-1 and kalvangi(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of oxytetracycline, enrofloxacin and imidocarb for the elimination of persistent Anaplasma marginale infection in naturally infected Sahiwal cattle. A total of sixty Anaplasma marginale seropositive adult Sahiwal cattle were selected having their ages between 3-4 years ranging in weight from 246-341(More)
Cyanide (CN-) is widely distributed in the ecosystem and has been associated with toxic effects in humans and animals. Most outbreaks of CNֿ poisoning in animals result from ingestion of plants containing cyanogenic glycosides. Various analytical techniques for estimating cyanide in blood are available. A simple picrate method was developed to determine(More)
The present study was conducted to find out the prevalence of Toxocara canis in Lahore, Pakistan and its effect on hemogram in dogs. For this purpose a total of 200 fecal and blood samples from dogs (n=100 stray dogs, n=100 pet dogs) were collected and examined. The results revealed the prevalence of Toxocara canis as 49% and 30% in stray and pet dogs,(More)
Cysticercosis is an infection of muscles in cattle and buffaloes, which occurs due to the larval stage of Taenia saginata. Cysticercosis has worldwide distribution but is more common in developing countries due to poor hygienic measures. Hematological and biochemical tests may be used as alternate for the diagnosis of cysticercosis within the local setting.(More)