Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015

  • Removal Cyanobacteria by Diatomite Filter from Raw Freshwater and Potential Use in Watering Domestic Animals

    Belkacem Behira

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 80-83
    Received: 3 April 2015
    Accepted: 21 April 2015
    Published: 30 April 2015
    Abstract: Growing harmful cyanobacteria in freshwater cause several poisoning episodes of livestock, wild and domestic animal. Conventional surface drinking water treatment utilizes coagulation; flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection are inadequate and require great financial means or application in watering domestic animals. The filtration... Show More
  • Gross and Histo-Pathological Changes in Japanese Quail (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica) Experimentally Infected with Salmonella Enterica Serovar Gallinarum

    Barde Israel Joshua, Bale James Olaniyi Olabode, Oladele Sunday Blessing, Fatihu Mohammed Yakassai, Kumbish Peterside Rinle, Chukwu Doris Isioma, Rimfa Amos Gambo, Akanbi Babatunde Olatunde, Moses Gyang Davou, Ahmed James Saidu, Okewole Philip Ademola

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 84-88
    Received: 21 April 2015
    Accepted: 27 April 2015
    Published: 11 May 2015
    Abstract: A total of 160 (108 males and 52 females) Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) were used for the experiment. The quails were obtained at the age of four weeks from the Poultry Division of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria. They were randomly selected and assigned into four groups (A, B, C and D) ... Show More
  • Distribution and Seroprevalence of PPR Virus in Chad During 2004 - 2014

    BIDJEH Kebkiba, BAN-BO Bebanto Antipas, MAHAMAT Fayiz Abakar, ASSANDI Oussiguere, ASSANE Kembe, TCHARI Doungous, KEILAR Aurelie, TAÏTOUIN Sounkreo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 89-93
    Received: 14 April 2015
    Accepted: 5 May 2015
    Published: 16 May 2015
    Abstract: Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute febrile viral disease of goats and sheep characterized by mucopurulent nasal and ocular discharge, erosive and necrotizing stomatitis, enteritis and pneumonia. It is widespread, virulent and devastating causing significant impacts to the economy, food security and livelihoods of poor marginalized farmers... Show More
  • Assessment of Reproductive Performance and Problems in Crossbred (Holstein Friesian X Zebu) Dairy Cattle in and Around Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia

    Alemselam Birhanu Mekonnin, Christopher R. Harlow, Goitom Gidey, Desalew Tadesse, Gidena Desta, Tadesse Gugssa, Simon C. Riley

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 94-101
    Received: 11 May 2015
    Accepted: 20 May 2015
    Published: 4 June 2015
    Abstract: A cross sectional study was conducted in and around Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia from November 2013 to May 2014 with the aims to assess reproductive performance and prevalence of reproductive problems in crossbred (Holstein Friesian x Zebu) dairy cattle. A questionnaire survey methodology was used. The study sampled 177 randomly selected dairy farms c... Show More