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Non-ruminant Diseases of Economic Importance

Programme Leader
1. Dr. Ooi Peck Toung - Swine Medicine Veterinary Medicine


2. Prof. Dr. Noordin Mohamed Mustapha - Veterinary Pathology
3. Prof. Dr. Siti Suri Arshad - Veterinary Virology
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Siti Khairani Bejo - Veterinary Microbiology
5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zunita Zakaria- Veterinary Microbiology


      Main research will focus on dealing swine disease that have great economic important to the swine industry, improved the disease control and diagnostic procedure, while enhanced the swine husbandry management. Research work will be concentrated on dealing with porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), porcine respiratory and reproduction syndrome (PPRS), classical swine fever (CSF), Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia (APP), Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (SEP).

    In addition, the research work included establishment of molecular diagnostic tools and genetic characterisation of local serotype and serogroup of disease. While enhanced the swine husbandry for disease management. The knowledge obtains will beneficial for non-ruminant disease prophylactic and therapeutic purpose.


Keywords: swine disease, swine disease diagnostics, swine husbandry.

Research Highlights:
Competent clinical researcher with multi-disciplinary background for conducting research that will impact the non-ruminant sector.

Advisor for the Majlis Penasihat Latihan Pertanian Kebangsaan (MPLPK) under the Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani.

Technical Advisor for the Federation of livestock and farmer association Malaysia (FLFAM).
Availability of modest but workable basic research infrastructure, equipment as well as facilities and laboratory.

Availability of current research fund, with some significant findings and data for the local industry.

Availability of interested collaborative partners from the industry (Merial, IDEXX, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim and YSP).

Current Projects:
Development of Rapid Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assay to Detect PCV2 Viraemia, Pfizer (Malaysia) Company, RM 90,000.00.

Molecular characterization of Japanese Encephalitis in Malaysia wild boars FRGS, RM38,250.00

Field efficacy of florocol premix powder (FCP) for the control of porcine respiratory disease complexes (PRDC), YSP (Malaysia) Company, RM 19,000.00.

Recent Publications:
Trang,P.H., Ooi, P.T., Zuki, A.B., Noordin, M.M.
Comparative Gastric Morphometry of Muong Indigenous and Vietnamese Wild Pigs. The Scientific World Journal. Article ID 894952, 9 pages (2012)

Ooi, P.T.
Genetic characterization of Porcine Respiratory and Reproduction Syndromme in Malaysia. 6th Boehringer Ingelheim Asian PRRSpective Symposium, Beijing (2012)

Seetha, J., Ooi, P.T., Phang, L.Y., Tan, D. Y., Lim, B.K.
Genetic characterization of Porcine Circovirus 2 found in Malaysia. Journal of Virology. 8: 437 (2011).

Ooi, P.T., Lee, C.H.; Lim, B.K., Sheikh-Omar, A.R.
Melamin toxicity in pigs. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agriculture Science. 34 (1): Pg. 175-179 (2011)

K. A. Khalid, Z. Zakaria, Ooi, P.T, and S. McOrist /font color>
Low levels of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs in Malaysia. Veterinary Record. 164. Pg. 626. (2009)

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