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Brucellosis is a disease caused by bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella, which is endemic in sub-Saharan African countries, including Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has a widespread dairy industry with peri-urban dairy establishments built in order to improve milk availability to rural communities. This...

Author(s)
Vhoko, K.; Iannetti, S.; Burumu, J.; Ippoliti, C.; Bhebhe, B.; Massis, F. de
Publisher
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale', Teramo, Italy
Citation
Veterinaria Italiana, 2018, 54, 1, pp 21-27
Abstract

A study was conducted to assess the awareness of cattle abortions due to brucellosis, Rift Valley fever (RVF) and leptospirosis, and to compare frequencies of reported abortions in communities living at the periphery of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area in southeastern Zimbabwe....

Author(s)
Ndengu, M.; Garine-Wichatitsky, M. de; Pfukenyi, D. M.; Tivapasi, M.; Mukamuri, B.; Matope, G.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2017, 145, 7, pp 1304-1319
Abstract

In the mid-1980s, the largest epidemic of anthrax of the last 200 years was documented in a little known series of studies by Davies in The Central African Journal of Medicine. This epidemic involved thousands of cattle and 10,738 human cases with 200 fatalities in Rhodesia during the...

Author(s)
Wilson, J. M.; Brediger, W.; Albright, T. P.; Smith-Gagen, J.
Publisher
PeerJ, San Francisco, USA
Citation
PeerJ, 2016, 4, 2686, pp e2686
Abstract

Background: In the great Limpopo transfrontier conservation area (GLTFCA), there is an increased interface between wildlife and domestic animals, because rural households move their cattle into the game park in search of grazing and watering resources. This creates opportunities for inter-species...

Author(s)
Gadaga, B. M.; Etter, E. M. C.; Mukamuri, B.; Makwangudze, K. J.; Pfukenyi, D. M.; Matope, G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2016, 16, 84, pp (28 January 2016)
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A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess cattle owners' awareness, perceptions, attitudes and drug-usage practices with regard to bovine dermatophilosis. Knowledge of these farmers' attributes is important for animal health policy makers in their endeavours to provide optimum disease control ...

Author(s)
Ndhlovu, D. N.; Masika, P. J.
Publisher
AOSIS OpenJournals, Tygervalley, South Africa
Citation
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 2016, 83, 1, pp Art. #1004
Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate seroprevalence and risk factors for Brucella species infection in cattle and some wildlife species in communities living at the periphery of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area in south eastern Zimbabwe. Three study sites were selected based on the ...

Author(s)
Ndengu, M.; Matope, G.; Garine-Wichatitsky, M. de; Tivapasi, M.; Scacchia, M.; Bonfini, B.; Pfukenyi, D. M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2017, 146, pp 158-165
Abstract

Background: Bovine dermatophilosis, an important skin disease of cattle caused by Dermatophilus congolensis, negatively impacts the livelihoods of small-holder farmers in Zimbabwe. This impact is through, morbidity, loss of draught animal power, costs incurred to manage the disease, losses...

Author(s)
Ndhlovu, D. N.; Masika, P. J.
Publisher
African Networks on Ethnomedicines, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Citation
African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 2017, 14, 2, pp 263-272
Abstract

The word 'Anthrax' literally means 'coal' in Greek as the skin lesion is painless black eschar viz. as dark as coal. It is a potentially fatal zoonotic disease of herbivores and humans caused by Bacillus anthracis, a gram positive and spore forming aerobic rod. The bacteria are also well known as...

Author(s)
Pooja Singh; Singh, A. K.; Singh, A. P.; Priyanka Khusram
Publisher
Society for Advancement of Science and Rural Development, Kalyanpur, India
Citation
Trends in Biosciences, 2017, 10, 31, pp 6434-6440
Abstract

Development of communal cattle production can be a sustainable way to improve the livelihoods of the rural population in Zimbabwe. There is however, little information and research conducted to characterize, understand and develop the communal cattle production systems in Zimbabwe. This review...

Author(s)
Tavirimirwa, B.; Mwembe, R.; Ngulube, B.; Banana, N. Y. D.; Nyamushamba, G. B.; Ncube, S.; Nkomboni, D.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2013, 25, 12, pp Article 217
Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate factors for clinical dermatophilosis herd-level positivity in smallholder dip tanks from Gokwe (Chemawororo, Gwanyika), Kwekwe (Koronika) and Chegutu (Chivero), Zimbabwe, between September 2013 and April 2014. A total of 185 herds were clinically ...

Author(s)
Ndhlovu, D. N.; Masika, P. J.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2015, 47, 2, pp 353-360

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