SURVEILLANCE FOR AFRICAN SWINE FEVER AND CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

Post Views: 18 ABSTRACT A serosurveillance study was conducted to detect the presence of antibodies to African swine fever virus (ASFV) and classical swine fever virus (CSFV) in pigs sampled frompiggeries and Makurdi central slaughter slab in Benue State, Nigeria. Four hundred and sixteen (416) pigs from 74 piggeries across 12 LGAs and 44 pigs…Read More

SURVEY FOR WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTION IN HORSES AND CULEX MOSQUITOES IN HORSE STABLES IN SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Post Views: 19 ABSTRACT West Nile virus (WNV) infection is mosquito-borne zoonoses involving birds, horses, humans and other species of animals. This study was designed to determine the seroprevalence and risk factors of WNV infection in horses and to detect for the viral antigen in mosquitoes in Kaduna State, Nigeria. A total of 368 horses…Read More

STUDIES ON AFLATOXIGENIC ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS AND AFLATOXINS B1 AND M1 AND THEIR OCCURRENCE IN DAIRY CATTLE FEEDS AND MILK PRODUCTS IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Post Views: 21 ABSTRACT Nigeria has one of the fastest growing population in Africa. Increasing population and nutritional knowledge may put pressure of demand on the dairy industry, which may in turn compromise the quality of dairy products. The likelihood of heavy contaminations of dairy cattle feeds and milk products by fungi and aflatoxins, in…Read More

PREVALENCE OF BRUCELLA ANTIBODIES IN HORSES AND KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF GROOMERS IN THREE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Post Views: 34 ABSTRACT In a study to determine the prevalence of Brucella antibodies in horses and knowledge, attitude and practices of groomers, blood samples for serum were collected from 304 horses of various breeds, sexes, age – groupsand purposes (uses) in three Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The samples were analysed using…Read More

PREVALENCE AND CHARACTERISATION OF FASCIOLA SPECIES FROM SNAILS, SLAUGHTERED CATTLE AND SHEEP FROM MAIDUGURI, GOMBE AND JOS ABATTOIRS, NIGERIA

Post Views: 23 ABSTRACT The prevalence, morphometry and molecular characterisation of Fasciola species from slaughtered cattle and sheep, and snails from Maiduguri, Gombe and Jos were investigated. Prevalence of Fasciola spp. was studied by determination of eggs of the parasite in both faeces and bile, while morphometric description was done using standard keys and descriptions….Read More

PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS FOR NEWCASTLE DISEASE AND GASTRO-INTESTINAL HELMINTHS OF DOMESTIC PIGEONS (Columba liviadomestica) IN KANO METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Post Views: 22 ABSTRACT Newcastle disease (ND) and gastrointestinal (GIT) helminths remain constant threats to pigeon production in Nigeria and other parts of the world. It was against this background that this study was carried out, to determine the prevalence and risk factors for ND and GIT helminths of domestic pigeon (Columba liviadomestica) in Kano…Read More

OCCURRENCE OF SALMONELLAE, ECTO- AND GASTRO-INTESTINAL PARASITES AND ASSESSMENT OF BIOSECURITY IN KANO ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, NIGERIA

Post Views: 19 ABSTRACT Infectious and parasitic diseases in zoo animals affect their welfare, reproduction and longevity and pose health threat to researchers, visitors and staff of zoological garden. The aim of this study was to assess biosecurity and determine occurrence of Salmonellae, ecto-and gastro-intestinal parasites (GIP) in Kano zoological garden, Nigeria (KZG). A total…Read More

PARASITOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR STUDIES ON TICKS AND BABESIASPECIES INFECTION OF DOGS IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, NIGERIA

Post Views: 22 ABSTRACT The study aimed at determining the prevalence of Babesia species infection in dogs in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria and identification of ticks of the sampled animals. It further evaluated the parasitological and molecular characteristics of the ticks and Babesia species. A total of 480 asymptomatic dogs were sampled for…Read More

OCCURRENCE OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN FRESH MEAT AND OFFAL SOLD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION IN ZARIA METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Post Views: 21 ABSTRACT Listeriosis is a disease caused by a gram positive, non-spore forming intracellular pathogenic bacteria of the genus Listeria, commonly associated with food. To determine the presence of Listeria monocytogenes and some of its associated virulence genes in fresh meat samples sold for human consumption, 240 samples were obtained comprising of 156…Read More

OCCURRENCE OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM OOCYSTS IN CATFISH (CLARIASGARIEPINUS) AND ITS HABITATS IN ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Post Views: 10 ABSTRACT Cryptosporidium is an apicomplexan parasite known to cause gastrointestinal disease in humans and several animal hosts including piscines. To determine the occurrence of Cryptosporidium in catfish, Clarias gariepinus, and their aquatic habitats from the wild and cultured environments, 400 catfish from two dams (n = 100) and six backyard catfish farms…Read More

LIVEWEIGHT CHANGES, SPERMIOGRAM AND GONADAL SPERM RESERVES OF YANKASA RAMS FED GRADED LEVELS OF DIETARY PROTEIN USING COTTON SEED AND PALM KERNEL CAKES

Post Views: 11 ABSTRACT Aim of this study was to assess the effects of graded levels of dietary protein on scrotal circumference,liveweight changes, semen characteristics, gonadal and extragonadal sperm reserves and serum testosterone profile in Yankasa rams. Fifteen rams were used in this study aged 19.06 ± 2.4 months and weighing 19.4 ±1.6 kg with…Read More

IMMUNE RESPONSE OF BROILER CHICKENS TO CAECAL COCCIDIOSIS USING EXO AND ENDOGENOUS STAGES OF Eimeria tenella

Post Views: 18 ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine the immune response of broiler chickens to Eimeria tenella developmental stages Four hundred broilers divided into six groups (n=40) were used for the study. Each group was subdivided into two (n=20) as treated and non-treated and infected with different developmental stges of Eimeria…Read More

EVALUATION OF SOME SONOGRAPHIC PARAMETERS OF THE TESTES COMPARED WITH SPERMOGRAM AND SOME HORMONAL PROFILES IN CLINICALLY HEALTHY YANKASA RAMS

Post Views: 16 ABSTRACT The aim of the present study was to establish the normal sonographic parameters for the Yankasa ram‟s testes and epididymides; and to observe their relationship with the semen parameters and reproductive hormones (testosterone, luteinizing and follicle-stimulating hormone LH and FSH, respectively). Fifteen clinically healthy Yankasa rams were acquired from reputable livestock…Read More

EVALUATION OF SOME CYTOKINES IN UNINJURED AND CUTANEOUSLY INJURED NIGERIAN INDIGENOUS DOGS

Post Views: 16 Abstract Twelve apparently healthy Nigerian indigenous dogs (NIDs) (6 males and 6 females) within the age range of 9 – 13 months and weight range of 8 – 12 kilograms were assigned to experimental (injured dogs) and control (uninjured dogs) groups to determine the levels of some cytokines and blood cell counts…Read More

DIVERSITY OF YEASTS AND COLIFORMS ASSOCIATED WITH BOVINE SUBCLINICAL MASTITIS IN PERIURBAN DAIRY FARMS

Post Views: 17 ABSTRACT This study aimed to examine the diversity of yeasts and coliforms associated with bovine subclinical mastitis in periurban dairy farms in Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria, including the use of molecular techniques. A cross-sectional study was conducted on twenty-six dairy farms drawn from four local government areas in the state. A…Read More