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A study was conducted in 2013 to assess opportunities and challenges of integrating dairy cattle into organic pineapple production in Uganda. Thirty organic pineapple farmers were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. The main dairy cattle management systems were tethering (73%) and...

Author(s)
Nalubwama, S.; Kabi, F.; Vaarst, M.; Kiggundu, M.; Smolders, G.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Organic Agriculture, 2019, 9, 1, pp 29-39
Abstract

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic bacterial disease reported worldwide. In Uganda, seropositivity has been reported in both humans and domesticated animals, including cattle. However, it remains unknown whether cattle are shedding leptospires and thus acting as potential source for human leptospirosis....

Author(s)
Alinaitwe, L.; Kankya, C.; Allan, K. J.; Rodriguez-Campos, S.; Torgerson, P.; Dreyfus, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2019, 66, 6, pp 636-646
Abstract

Prolonged droughts and excess rainfall are expected to increase in frequency and intensity in southwest Uganda as a result of climate change. The aim of this study was to identify vulnerability and adaptation strategies of dairy farming systems in southwest Uganda to extreme climate events. Results ...

Author(s)
Vries, M. de
Publisher
Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Wageningen UR Livestock Research Report, 2019, No.1141, pp 32 pp.
Abstract

Morphological abnormalities in ticks seem to be rare phenomena in nature, and are underreported in Africa. In this article, we describe general and local anomalies in two Amblyomma lepidum females and one Rhipicephalus decoloratus female collected from cattle in Moroto and Kasese districts, Uganda. ...

Author(s)
Balinandi, S.; Mugisha, L.; Bbira, J.; Kabasa, W.; Nakayiki, T.; Bakkes, D. K.; Lutwama, J. J.; Chitimia-Dobler, L.; Malmberg, M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 2019, 56, 3, pp 873-877
Abstract

Background: Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a transboundary cattle disease caused by a Capripoxvirus of the family Poxviridae. In Uganda, documented information on the epidemiology of the disease is rare and there is no nationwide control plan, yet LSD is endemic. This study set out to investigate the...

Author(s)
Ochwo, S.; VanderWaal, K.; Munsey, A.; Nkamwesiga, J.; Ndekezi, C.; Auma, E.; Mwiine, F. N.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 236, pp (8 July 2019)
Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading infectious cause of human death worldwide. In cattle, TB infection results in productivity losses, trade barriers and zoonotic transmission via milk, meat or direct contact. We conducted a cross-sectional study in rural communities in Uganda between 2014 and 2016 to...

Author(s)
Meisner, J.; Curtis, K.; Graham, T. W.; Apamaku, M. B.; Manhart, L. E.; Rabinowitz, P. M.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2019, 66, 1, pp 73-82
Abstract

Molecular typing techniques are useful in understanding tuberculosis epidemiology; yet, they have been under-utilised at the human-animal interface in Nigeria. Sixty-four Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) isolates including 42 M. tuberculosis, 13 M. bovis and nine M. africanum obtained from ...

Author(s)
Adesokan, H. K.; Streicher, E. M.; Helden, P. D. van; Warren, R. M.; Cadmus, S. I. B.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 2, pp e0211637
Abstract

Background: Human and animal African trypanosomiases impose a large economic and health burden in their endemic regions. Large strides have been made in the control of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), yet these efforts have largely focused on the non-zoonotic form of the disease. Using a...

Author(s)
Meisner, J.; Barnabas, R. V.; Rabinowitz, P. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 2019, 5, pp e00106
Abstract

Background: Infectious diseases are an important role obstacle to high productivity in Ugandan cattle production. General disease prevention is particularly important in low-income countries, where veterinary services and adequate treatment regimens for many infectious diseases are insufficient....

Author(s)
Wolff, C.; Abigaba, S.; Lewerin, S. S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 208, pp (21 June 2019)
Abstract

Market participation of smallholder farming has gained priority in the policy agenda of many developing countries as an engine for economic growth. In Uganda, smallholder dairy farming has been adopted as a strategy for the country's economic transformation through commercialization but efforts to...

Author(s)
Balirwa, E. K.; Waholi, E.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Science (Toronto), 2019, 11, 3, pp 109-123

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