Identification of Moniezia, Sp in Goat Intestines in Indonesia which Can Impede Goat Productivity
One of the obstacles that can affect the productivity of goats is the threat of parasitic diseases in reared goats. Goats and sheep in Indonesia are susceptible to infestation of this digestive tract parasite due to the influence of the wet tropical climate which is very beneficial for survival and facilitates transmission. Gastrointestinal worms are often found in livestock which can cause a decrease in growth rate and health. Some of the food substances in livestock are consumed by worms, causing tissue damage in animals. This situation can also cause livestock to be more sensitive to various deadly diseases. As a result of intestinal worm infestation can reduce goat productivity. This study aimed to identify Moniezia, Sp in goat intestines in Indonesia. This research method is by using PCR, sequencing, and alignment of amino acids using Blast, the amino acid Moniezia benedeni in bovine intestines was analyzed using Swiss Prot software to determine the three-dimensional structure. The prediction of B cell epitope is conducted using IEDB software. To measure allergen levels and toxicity, this study uses AllerTop and ToxinPred software. The result shows that Moniezia benedini was found in goat intestines. Further research is needed on Moniezia benedeni so that it can be used as a diagnostic kit or vaccine seed.