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African livestock breeds are numerous and diverse, and typically well adapted to the harsh environment conditions under which they perform. They have been used over centuries to provide livelihoods as well as food and nutritional security. However, African livestock systems are dynamic, with many...

Author(s)
Marshall, K.; Gibson, J. P.; Mwai, O.; Mwacharo, J. M.; Aynalem Haile; Tesfaye Getachew; Mrode, R.; Kemp, S. J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Genetics, 2019, 10, April, pp 297
Abstract

African indigenous cattle breeds have been reared within the continent for millennia. Due to the harsh tropical environmental conditions (e.g. sever disease and parasite prevalence, high temperature, feed and water scarcity) where they evolved, they have developed various levels of tropical...

Author(s)
Mengistie Taye; Lee WonSeok; Kelsey Caetano-Anolles; Tadelle Dessie; Cho Seoae; Oh SungJong; Lee HakKyo; Kim HeeBal
Publisher
Cogent OA, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Cogent Food & Agriculture, 2018, 4, pp 1552552
Abstract

In Ethiopia, home to the largest African herd of cattle, animal trypanosomiasis is a major constraint to the efforts made for food self-sufficiency. We searched for trypanosomes in tsetse flies caught in the Nech Sar National Park (NSNP), Southern Rifty Valley, Ethiopia, at the district of Arba...

Author(s)
Rodrigues, C. M. F.; Garcia, H. A.; Sheferaw, D.; Rodrigues, A. C.; Pereira, C. L.; Camargo, E. P.; Teixeira, M. M. G.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 2019, 69, pp 38-47
Abstract

Background: Anopheles arabiensis feed on cattle and contributes to residual transmission of malaria in areas with high coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying in East Africa. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of ivermectin-treated cattle as a...

Author(s)
Lyimo, I. N.; Kessy, S. T.; Mbina, K. F.; Daraja, A. A.; Mnyone, L. L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2017, 16, 239, pp (6 June 2017)
Abstract

East Africa is a global hot spot for the diversity of ixodid ticks. As ectoparasites and as vectors of pathogens, ticks negatively affect the well-being of humans, livestock and wildlife. To prevent tick infestations, livestock owners and managers typically treat livestock with acaricides that kill ...

Author(s)
Keesing, F.; Ostfeld, R. S.; Young, T. P.; Allan, B. F.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2018, 145, 3, pp 345-354
Abstract

Although classified as an African taurine breed, the genomes of Sheko cattle are an admixture of Asian zebu and African taurine ancestries. They populate the humid Bench Maji zone in Sheko and Bench districts in the south-western part of Ethiopia and are considered as a trypanotolerant breed with...

Author(s)
Bahbahani, H.; Afana, A.; Wragg, D.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 8, pp e0202479
Abstract

Background: The neglected zoonotic diseases (NZD) are an understudied group that are a major cause of illness throughout the developing world. In general, little is known about the prevalence and burden of NZDs in affected communities, particularly in relation to other infectious diseases with...

Author(s)
Fèvre, E. M.; Glanville, W. A. de; Thomas, L. F.; Cook, E. A. J.; Kariuki, S.; Wamae, C. N.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2017, 17, 457, pp (30 June 2017)
Abstract

Non-tsetse transmitted Trypanosoma evansi infection (Surra) is one of the most important diseases of camels in north and east Africa and of buffalo and cattle in Asia. Early, accurate and feasible diagnosis is a crucial step towards the control of Surra. Dry format of loop-mediated isothermal...

Author(s)
Salim, B.; Hayashida, K.; Mossaad, E.; Nakao, R.; Yamagishi, J.; Sugimoto, C.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2018, 260, pp 53-57
Abstract

Most studies of infectious diseases in East African cattle have concentrated on gastro-intestinal parasites and vector-borne diseases. As a result, relatively little is known about viral diseases, except for those that are clinically symptomatic or which affect international trade such as foot and...

Author(s)
Callaby, R.; Toye, P.; Jennings, A.; Thumbi, S. M.; Coetzer, J. A. W.; Wyk, I. C. C. van; Hanotte, O.; Mbole-Kariuki, M. N.; Bronsvoort, B. M. de C.; Kruuk, L. E. B.; Woolhouse, M. E. J.; Kiara, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2016, 108, pp 120-124
Abstract

The causative agent of urogenital schistosomiasis, Schistosoma haematobium, was thought to be the only schistosome species transmitted through Bulinus snails on Unguja and Pemba Island (Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania). For insights into the environmental risk of S. haematobium transmission...

Author(s)
Pennance, T.; Ame, S. M.; Amour, A. K.; Suleiman, K. R.; Allan, F.; Rollinson, D.; Webster, B. L.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2018, 145, 13, pp 1727-1731

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