Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015

  • Serological Study of African Swine Fever in Traditional Pig Farms in Chad

    Bidjeh Kebkiba, Ban-Bo Bebanto Antipas, Nadjilem Digamtar, Tchari Doungous, Golwa Dinza, Maho Adnelie jeanne

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 149-152
    Received: 30 June 2015
    Accepted: 15 July 2015
    Published: 14 October 2015
    Abstract: African swine fever (ASF) is an acute, highly contagious animal disease, affecting pigs and wild boars, warthogs, bush pigs and ticks (Ornithodoros), who are the likely vector. Its agent is a large double-stranded DNA virus of the genus Asfarvirus, the only representative of Asfarviridae family. Described for the first time in 1921 in East Africa (... Show More
  • Investigation of Biometric Sexual Differences on Humeral Articular Surfaces of New Zealand Rabbits via Photogrammetric Techniques

    Abdullah Varlik, Sema Ozkadif, Emrullah Eken, Ibrahim Kalayci

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 153-157
    Received: 30 September 2015
    Accepted: 15 October 2015
    Published: 28 October 2015
    Abstract: The glenohumeral joint is a one of the joints most of which frequently dislocate. Moreover, in this joint various developmental disorders and pathological situations can be seen. The fact that it can perform the widest and the most diverse movements of our body makes the joint surfaces constituting the joint important. Therefore, in this study, sur... Show More
  • Incidence of Major Clinical Reproductive Health Problems of Dairy Cows at Bako Livestock Research Farm over a Two-Year Period (September 2008-December 2010)

    Temesgen Ayana, Tegegn Gudeta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 158-165
    Received: 11 September 2015
    Accepted: 4 October 2015
    Published: 31 October 2015
    Abstract: A prospective follow up study was carried out on 372 dairy cows at Bako Agricultural research center between September 2008 and December 2010 to determine the incidence of reproductive problems and associated risk factors in the cows. The animals were continuously followed from insemination/mating until 45 days postpartum for occurrence of clinical... Show More
  • Purification of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Type D and Obtaining Its Antiserum

    Bidjeh Kebkiba, Ban-Bo Bebanto Antipas, Podkapaev Vladimir Michaelovich

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 166-170
    Received: 12 October 2015
    Accepted: 21 October 2015
    Published: 3 November 2015
    Abstract: Uncontrolled use of antibiotics in the treatment of calves suffering from gastroenteritis and dairy cows suffering from mastitis, created in pathogenic staphylococci enterotoxin producers some resistance to these drugs. These pathogens enterotoxin producers are often excreted with milk from cows with mastitis. That is why the specific and topical i... Show More
  • Retrospective Study of Tick-Borne Pathogens and Observation of Ehrlichia ewingii / Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Hemotropic Mycoplasma spp. in Dogs’ Blood Films

    Maryam Rassouli, Ghazaleh Aghazamani

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 171-178
    Received: 26 November 2015
    Accepted: 8 December 2015
    Published: 25 December 2015
    Abstract: Ehrlichia ewingii, Anaplasma phogocytophilum and hemotropic Mycoplasma spp. are three bacteria which can infect different dog’s blood cells. All of these three pathogens can be transmitted by different ticks and some reservoir hosts also play a role in their transmission. Although E. ewingii and A. phagocytophilum infect granulocytes and neutrophil... Show More
  • Comparison Between Plethysmometer and Caliper Methods to Monitor Lesion-Size Induced by Leishmania major Infection in BALB/c Mouse Experimental Model

    Hanene Attia, Aymen Bali, Rabiaa M. Sghaier, Pablo A. Leon Martinez, Ghada Mkannez, Chiraz Atri, Khaled Chourabi, Fatma Z. Guerfali, Dhafer Laouini

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 179-185
    Received: 15 December 2015
    Accepted: 25 December 2015
    Published: 8 January 2016
    Abstract: In several parasitological diseases, as for leishmaniasis, measurement of the size of cutaneous lesions, which develop at the site of parasite inoculation in animal models, are the most commonly used index to assess disease progression, to compare parasites pathogenicity or virulence and to determine the effects of drug treatment and immunotherapie... Show More