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Therapeutic effect of kaempferia parviflora (black ginger) towards scabies in cat


Nik Nur Najihah Nik Mohd Azrihan (2023) Therapeutic effect of kaempferia parviflora (black ginger) towards scabies in cat. Final Year Project thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. (Submitted)


An abstract of the research paper presented to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, in partial requirement on the course DVT 5436 – Research Project. Scabies in cats is a highly contagious parasitic skin disease that can be caused by Notoedres cati and Sarcoptes scabiei. This is an experimental study to determine the therapeutic effect of black ginger-Kaempferia parviflora towards scabies in cats. Therefore, 12 stray cats with clinical signs of scabies infestation in Kota Bharu, Kelantan were captured and placed in an isolation room of animal holding room FPV, UMK. Deep skin scrapings were performed to determine the scabies infestation in these stray cats. Lesion severity and extension score were also evaluated before treatments were given. The cats were divided into 4 treatment groups and triplicate. The higher concentration of black ginger paste (0.7 g/ml) showed better effect than lower concentration of black ginger paste (0.5 g/ml). Then, no significant difference was shown between the 4 treatment groups. Thus, black ginger might have therapeutic effect toward scabies infestation in cats.
Keywords: Black ginger, Coconut oil, Ivermectin, Scabies, Stray cats, Therapeutic effect

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Item Type: Undergraduate Final Project Report
Collection Type: Final Year Project
Date: February 2023
Number of Pages: 37
Supervisor: Dr. Tan Li Peng
Programme: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (FPV)
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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