Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022

  • Immunological Parameters from Broiler Chickens Supplemented with Adsorbents and Challenged with Mycotoxins

    Verônica Lisboa Santos, Juliana Bueno da Silva, Franciane Cristina de Figueiredo, Carlos Paulo Henrique Ronchi, Edenilse Gopinger

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 78-82
    Received: 27 June 2022
    Accepted: 14 July 2022
    Published: 26 July 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.20221004.11
    Abstract: Mycotoxins are one of the most immunosupressive factors in animal diets. It is important to consider that the consumption of certain mycotoxins, at levels that are not cause overt clinical mycotoxicosis, suppresses immune function and decrease resistance infectious disease. In this sense, mycotoxin adsorbents that are effective both in combating th... Show More
  • Prevalence and Seasonal Abundance of Gastrointestinal Parasites of Merino Sheep in Maseru District, Lesotho

    Moeketsi Solomon Phalatsi, Mats'olo Seloanyane, Mokete Motente, Mamasupha Sole, Mabusetsa Joseph Makalo, Leballo Gilbert Matsepe

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 83-93
    Received: 28 June 2022
    Accepted: 20 July 2022
    Published: 29 July 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.20221004.12
    Abstract: Gastrointestinal parasites are known to be some of the major limiting factors for successful and productive sheep industry all over the world. Livestock production in Lesotho relies predominantly on communal grazing which presents serious challenges for the management and control of animal diseases. The present study was conducted to investigate th... Show More
  • Performance Characteristics and Blood Indices of Broilers Fed Varying Levels of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Leaf Meal

    Mweugang Ngouopo Nathalie, Nkana Kontchiachou Gwladys, Miegoue Emile, Dzeza Daloko Joseline Lydie, Fonteh Anyangwe Florence, Pamo Tedonkeng Etienne

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 94-103
    Received: 30 June 2022
    Accepted: 18 July 2022
    Published: 5 August 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.20221004.13
    Abstract: Cassava leaves are a by-product of cassava root after harvest, and are highly nutritious. The potential of cassava leaves as protein substitute to conventional protein sources was investigated in broiler diet. One hundred and eighty “Cobb500” unsexed two weeks old broilers were used to assess the partial substitution of groundnut cake with cassava ... Show More
  • A Case Report - Bovine Parasitic Otitis in Cattle of Taita-Taveta District, Kenya

    Suryakant Waghela, Zorro Kashmiri, Gideon Mwongela, Mohammed Fazil

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 104-108
    Received: 25 July 2022
    Accepted: 15 August 2022
    Published: 24 August 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.20221004.14
    Abstract: Here we describe an outbreak of bovine parasitic otitis on three ranches in the coastal region of Kenya. The unilateral or bilateral ear infection is initiated by the infestation of the nematode Rhabditis bovis, which eventually manifests as a secondary bacterial infection and/or larval myiasis leading to clinical symptoms and sometimes death of th... Show More
  • The Role of Ethno Veterinary Practices on Livestock Diseases at Balcad District in Middle Shabelle, Somalia

    Mohamed Ali Yusuf-Isleged, Omar Mohamud Salah, Bashir Osman Mohamed

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2022
    Pages: 109-118
    Received: 16 May 2022
    Accepted: 12 July 2022
    Published: 29 August 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.20221004.15
    Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2020 to July 2020 in Balcad district which was based on questionnaire and interview of the livestock diseases and specialists of traditional knowledge. The aim of this study was to assess the traditional knowledge of major livestock diseases and their medicinal plants used to treatments in Balcad d... Show More