Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020

  • A Heavy Infection Macro-cysts of Sarcocystis Spp. Case in a Najdi Sheep at Buraidah Slaughter House, Qassim, Saudi Arabia

    Mohammad Ali Al-wabel, Shawkat Mohamed Fat'hi

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 96-98
    Received: 1 August 2020
    Accepted: 12 August 2020
    Published: 31 August 2020
    Abstract: Background: Protozoal diseases caused by Sarcocystis species can cause serious damage in sheep and goats flocks, inducing decreased growth conversion rates and partial or complete condemnation of carcasses at the slaughter house. Sarcocystis spp. affecting sheep and goats are host specific for their intermediate hosts and family specific for their ... Show More
  • Prevalence of Newcastle Disease Virus Antibodies in Apparently Healthy Chickens in Sierra Leone

    Abdulai Mahmood Conteh, Sheku Kenway Moiforay, Mahmud Emkay Sesay, Sanpha Kallon

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 99-103
    Received: 24 April 2020
    Accepted: 19 May 2020
    Published: 8 September 2020
    Abstract: The study was conducted in the southern province of Sierra Leone for a period of seven months (March – September 2019). The main objective of the study was to investigate the seroprevalence level of Newcastle disease antibodies in apparently healthy free-range chickens in selected chiefdoms in the Moyamba District of Sierra Leone. A total of three ... Show More
  • Effect of the Nutrient Composition of Biodegraded Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) Fruit Peel on the Growth Performance of Starter Broiler Chicks

    Timothy Adewale Odunlade, Oluwabiyi Ikeolu Atanda Oluremi, Favour Bette Patrick Abang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 104-109
    Received: 11 August 2020
    Accepted: 22 August 2020
    Published: 24 September 2020
    Abstract: A twenty-eight (28) day feeding trial was conducted to determine the nutrient composition of biodegraded sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) fruit peel and its potential as an energy source in the nutrition of starter broiler chicks. Rumen content was collected from freshly slaughtered cattle and, fresh sweet orange fruit peels (SOP) were collected from... Show More
  • Morphological Indices and Carcass Measurements of Indigenous Breeds of Rams Intensively Fattened

    Akinleye Sule Bamidele, Luka Sabo James, Afolabi Kolawole Daniel, Akinsola Saheed Olatunde, Adeyemi Saheed Abimbade

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 110-116
    Received: 26 May 2020
    Accepted: 22 July 2020
    Published: 28 September 2020
    Abstract: Growth rate assessment is an important husbandry practice often carried out in livestock breeding and fattening. Meat production is the most important trait in the breeding objectives of sheep production. Useful information on the suitability of the animals for meat production could be evaluated on a morphological basis. The aim of this study was t... Show More