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The cumulative effect of co-infections between pathogen pairs on the haematological response of East African Short-horn Zebu calves is described. Using a longitudinal study design a stratified clustered random sample of newborn calves were recruited into the Infectious Diseases of East African...

Author(s)
Wyk, I. C. van; Goddard, A.; Bronsvoort, B. M. de C.; Coetzer, J. A. W.; Handel, I. G.; Hanotte, O.; Jennings, A.; Lesosky, M.; Kiara, H.; Thumbi, S. M.; Toye, P.; Woolhouse, M. W.; Penzhorn, B. L.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2014, 141, 3, pp 374-388
Abstract

Background: Infectious livestock diseases remain a major threat to attaining food security and are a source of economic and livelihood losses for people dependent on livestock for their livelihood. Knowledge of the vital infectious diseases that account for the majority of deaths is crucial in...

Author(s)
Thumbi, S. M.; Bronsvoort, M.; Kiara, H.; Toye, P. G.; Poole, J.; Ndila, M.; Conradie, I.; Jennings, A.; Handel, I. G.; Coetzer, J. A. W.; Steyl, J.; Hanotte, O.; Woolhouse, M. E. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 175, pp (8 September 2013)
Abstract

Background: There is a widely recognised lack of baseline epidemiological data on the dynamics and impacts of infectious cattle diseases in east Africa. The Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project is an epidemiological study of cattle health in western Kenya with the aim of...

Author(s)
Bronsvoort, B. M. de C.; Thumbi, S. M.; Poole, E. J.; Kiara, H.; Auguet, O. T.; Handel, I. G.; Jennings, A.; Conradie, I.; Mbole-Kariuki, M. N.; Toye, P. G.; Hanotte, O.; Coetzer, J.; Woolhouse, M. E. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 171, pp (30 August 2013)
Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted in Soroti district of Uganda to establish important traits of Nkedi Zebu and Ankole cattle regarding their production performance responses to natural infections of trypanosomes, gastrointestinal nematodes, Theileria parva, Babesia bigemina, Anaplasma marginale ...

Author(s)
Magona, J. W.; Walubengo, J.; Kabi, F.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2011, 43, 5, pp 1019-1033
Abstract

A cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess prevalence of trypanosomosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ECF and helminth infections and factors associated with them in Kajiado District, Kenya. Purposive and random selection procedures were used to identify participating pastoralists and animals...

Author(s)
Maichomo, M. W.; Gitau, G. K.; Gathuma, J. M.; Ndung'u, J. M.; Kosura, W. O.
Publisher
Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 2010, 58, 1, pp 11-21
Abstract

A cross-sectional survey was undertaken on 240 dairy cattle farms in Nyandarua District in central Kenya to determine farm characteristics, farmer's perception of production constraints and diseases and the prevalence and control practices for ticks and helminths. Farmers were interviewed using...

Author(s)
Maingi, N.; Njoroge, G. K.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2010, 22, 8, pp 138
Abstract

A survey was conducted to identify the major constraints to livestock production, livestock diseases, parasites and vectors in Soroti district. A questionnaire was administered to 138 households. Blood and faecal samples were randomly taken from 400 cattle for examination. Tsetse traps were set up...

Author(s)
Ocaido, M.; Otim, C. P.; Okuna, N. M.; Erume, J.; Ssekitto, C.; Wafula, R. Z. O.; Kakaire, D.; Walubengo, J.; Monrad, J.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2005, 17, 8, pp 93
Abstract

An epidemiological investigation was conducted on mixed farms in Tororo and Soroti districts of Uganda from January to February 2000 to determine the cause of reported persistent mortality of cattle. Blood and faecal examination of 98 cattle comprised of 33 Friesians, 58 Zebu and 7 Sahiwal was...

Author(s)
Magona, J. W.; Mayende, J. S. P.
Publisher
National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro, Japan
Citation
Journal of Protozoology Research, 2001, 11, 3/4, pp 47-60
Abstract

A comparative analysis of efforts to control four major vector-borne diseases that plague agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa (onchocerciasis (river blindness), bovine trypanosomiasis, malaria, and East Coast Fever) reveals numerous similarities in the technical reasons why control...

Author(s)
McMillan, D. E.; Meltzer, M. I.
Citation
World Development (Oxford), 1996, 24, 3, pp 569-588
Abstract

Ten farmers on Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya were selected to study the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases (TBDs) and their possible effects on calf performance. During the years 1986-1988 a total of 162 calves were ear-tagged, weighed monthly and monitored closely for TBDs and...

Author(s)
Latif, A. A.; Rowlands, G. J.; Punyua, D. K.; Hassan, S. M.; Capstick, P. B.
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 1995, 22, 3, pp 169-181

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