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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
Abstract

The use of phytobiotics in feeding monogastric herbivores has several interests, including the stabilization of the caecal flora and especially the improvement of the growth of animals thanks to a better exploitation of feed resources. Thus a trial was conducted with an objective to evaluate the...

Author(s)
Tene, L. A. M.; Miegoue, E.; Noumbissi, M. N. B.; Ntsafack, P.; Sawa, C.; Nguedia, G.; Matumuini, E. F. N.; Zougou, T. G.; Tendonkeng, F.
Publisher
International Formulae Group (IFG), Dschang, Cameroon
Citation
International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2020, 14, 9, pp 3341-3352
Abstract

The study was carried out to evaluate the biopotency of antioxidant supplements on physiological, testicular and oxidative biomarkers in adult male guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). A total of 60 adult male guinea pigs of three months of age with an average body weight of 500±20g were randomly...

Author(s)
Gaddafi, S.; Garba, M. G.; Abdulrashid, M.; Zahradden, D.; Daudou, O. M.; Iyeghe-Erakpotobor, G. T.
Publisher
Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Abuja, Nigeria
Citation
Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 2020, 47, 5, pp 29-40
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
Abstract

The effect of the use of Curcuma longa powder as phytobiotic on feed intake and in vivo digestibility of nutrients was studied in 40 guinea pigs of English breed. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of incorporating graded levels of Curcuma longa powder on feed intake and in vivo...

Author(s)
Djoumessi, G. F. T.; Tendonkeng, F.; Miégoué, E.; Emalé, C.; Wauffo, D. F.; Hornick, J. L.
Publisher
Les Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux, Gembloux, Belgium
Citation
Tropicultura, 2021, 39, 3,
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At the Pastaza Experimental Station of ESPOCH-Ecuador, the effect of two humid tropic grasses Pennisetum sp. (T1) was evaluated; Pennisetum purpureum (T2), and a forage Tithonia diversifolia (T3), in the feeding of guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) in the growth-fattening stage for 120 days. 210...

Author(s)
Valverde, P. I.; Trujillo, J. V.; Díaz, H.; Toalombo, P. A.
Publisher
Red CONBIAND, Córdoba, Spain
Citation
Actas Iberoamericanas de Conservación Animal, 2021, 16, pp 59-66
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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,

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