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Cover for West African Dwarf goats

Goats are believed to be one of the earliest ruminants to be domesticated, around 9000-7000 BC. Excavated cave art dating from up to 20,000 years ago...

Cover for Bos taurus (cattle)

Feral cattle can be distinguished from domestic stock only by their location and lack of ear marks or tags. Their size and conformation vary greatly...


Males weigh between 45 and 55 kilos and females weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. Colouration is highly variable from mostly black, to various shades...


Mannheimia haemolytica (from Greek haima - blood, lyt – adverb form of verb lyo - dissolve, and adjectival suffix – ikos latinized in – ica) is a...

Cover for Pasteurella multocida infections

Pasteurella multocida is a cause of haemorrhagic septicaemia in cattle, fowl cholera in poultry and a contributor to progressive atrophic rhinitis in...

Cover for Sus scrofa (pigs)

Datasheet Type(s): Livestock Species

Cover for Mannheimia haemolytica

(This section includes information from Confer (2009)).Mannheimia haemolytica is a Gram-negative, non-motile, small rod- and coccobacillus-shaped...


Pastoralists are faced with several challenges that may ultimately impinge on the general protein supply in Nigeria. Participatory Epidemiology tools were used to evaluate economics of livestock species kept by pastoralists along with some husbandry challenges in 3 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in...

Kaltungo, B. Y.; Musa, I. W.; Salisu, U. S.; Babashani, M.
Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 2018, 66, 3, pp 557-567

Office International des Épizooties, Paris, France
Bulletin - Office International des Épizooties, 2000, 112, 6, pp 673

The incidence of brucellosis was 3-7% in trade and nomadic cattle and 50% in settled herds close to the Benue river basin. No lesions of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) were seen and no mycoplasmas were isolated during a study of 300 bovine lungs at the Jos abattoir. CBPP was diagnosed in...

Annual report for 1978-1979., 1983, pp 47pp.

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