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Cavies (Guinea pigs, Cavia porcellus) are one of the species used as food and nutrition security guarantee for low-income households in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This review presents a synthesis of the characteristics of their production systems, their phenotypic and genetic diversity as...

Author(s)
Ayagirwe, R. B. B.; Meutchieye, F.; Manjeli, Y.; Maass, B. L.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2018, 30, 6, pp Article 105
Abstract

Livestock play multiple roles for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Mixed crop-livestock systems are common in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo, but herd sizes are small and numbers of large livestock (i.e. cattle) have declined, due to high population density, recent conflicts and extreme...

Author(s)
Klapwijk, C. J.; Schut, M.; Asten, P. J. A. van; Vanlauwe, B.; Giller, K. E.; Descheemaeker, K.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2020, 52, 3, pp 1167-1177
Abstract

For the first time, the status of cavy culture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is reviewed with emphasis on Sud-Kivu province. Cavy culture, as discussed in this paper, is the raising, production and utilization of the domestic cavy (i.e., Guineapig, Cavia porcellus) for consumption....

Author(s)
Maass, B. L.; Metre, T. K.; Tsongo, F.; Mugisho, A. B.; Kampemba, F. M.; Ayagirwe, R. B. B.; Azine, P. C.; Bindelle, J.; Chiuri, W. L.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2014, 26, 8, pp Article 151
Abstract

Protein supplementation in animal feeding constitute an important production factor. Thus, the supplementation of T. laxum with spirulina on the cavy production performances was study. Sixty females aged between 5 and 6 months with average weigth of 450±50 g were crossed with 8 males for a period...

Author(s)
Nguedia, G.; Miégoué, E.; Tendonkeng, F.; Sawa, C.; Ntsafack, P.; Djoumessi, F. G. T.; Tatsinkou, S. A.; Pamo, E. T.
Publisher
International Formulae Group (IFG), Dschang, Cameroon
Citation
International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2019, 13, 3, pp 1245-1260
AbstractFull Text

Domestic cavies (Cavia porcellus L.) are one of the mini livestock used in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve food and nutrition security, and also income generation. In DRC, these animals are part of 'rehabilitation kits' for humanitarian organizations and because they are included in the agricultural...

Author(s)
Ayagirwe, R. B. B.; Meutchieye, F.; Mugumaarhahama, Y.; Mutwedu, V.; Baenyi, P.; Manjeli, Y.
Publisher
University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria
Citation
Genetics and Biodiversity Journal, 2019, 3, 1, pp 11-23
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The effect of supplementation with mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum) and tarwi (Lupinus mutabilis) meal on body weight gain (BWG), feed consumption, feed conversion index and nutritional composition of carcasses of Peru breed guinea pigs was evaluated Peru. For the study, 32 4-week-old male guinea pigs ...

Author(s)
Acuña-Beraun, S. R.; Párraga-Melgarejo, N.; Alvarez-Tolentino, D.
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Citation
Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú (RIVEP), 2021, 32, 2,
Abstract

Objetive. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the feed intake, digestibility and growth of pigs fed with two feeds (A and K) specially formulated for this species and a commercial feed for growing rabbits with supplementation of vitamin C (RF+VC). Materials and methods. Eighteen Guinea pigs of...

Author(s)
Trejo-Sánchez, F.; Mendoza-Martínez, G.; Plata-Pérez, F.; Martínez-García, J.; Villarreal-Espino-Barros, O. A.
Publisher
University of Cordoba, Monteria, Colombia
Citation
Revista MVZ Cordoba, 2019, 24, 3, pp 7286-7290
Abstract

Scientific information on spontaneous type I diabetes mellitus (DM) and treatment modalities in guinea pigs is scarce. As most diabetic guinea pigs are overweight and respond to dietary changes, a disorder resembling type II-DM in humans seems to be most prevalent in this species. In the present...

Author(s)
Kreilmeier-Berger, T.; Zeugswetter, F. K.; Blohm, K. O.; Schwendenwein, I.; Baszler, E.; Ploderer, B.; Burgener, I. A.; Künzel, F.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 11, 4,
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of temperature and pH on the activity of hydrolytic enzymes in the cecal region of guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). This is the first report on enzymatic activity in guinea pigs, showing that there is amilolytic, cellulolytic, proteolytic and lipolytic ...

Author(s)
García, M.; Suarez, S.; Carcelen, F.; Olazabal, J.
Publisher
Instituto de Zootecnia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Córdoba, Spain
Citation
Archivos de Zootecnia, 2019, 68, 263, pp 356-360
Abstract

When offered diets with hay ad libitum, rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) clearly prefer open dishes over nipple drinkers, but whether this preference also applies in guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) is unsure. We tested the drinker preference of 10 guinea pigs when offered open dishes (OD) and nipple...

Author(s)
Balsiger, A.; Clauss, M.; Liesegang, A.; Dobenecker, B.; Hatt, J. M.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 2017, 101, 5, pp 1046-1056

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