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Background: Aurochs (Bos primigenius) were distributed throughout large parts of Eurasia and Northern Africa during the late Pleistocene and the early Holocene, and all modern cattle are derived from the aurochs. Although the mtDNA haplogroups of most modern cattle belong to haplogroups T and I,...

Author(s)
Noda, A.; Yonesaka, R.; Sasazaki, S.; Mannen, H.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 1, pp e0190937
Abstract

Background: Cattle rearing in Cameroon is both economically and culturally important, however parasitic diseases detrimentally impact cattle productivity. In sub-Saharan Africa bovine fasciolosis is generally attributed to F. gigantica, although understanding of Fasciola species present and local...

Author(s)
Kelly, R. F.; Mazeri, S.; Hartley, C.; Hamman, S. M.; Ngwa, V. N.; Nkongho, E. F.; Tanya, V.; Sander, M.; Ndip, L.; Morgan, K. L.; Muwonge, A.; Handel, I.; Bronsvoort, B. M. C. de; Williams, D. J. L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 8, pp (03 January 2019)
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Estimation of animal weight is critical in cattle production to assist in herd management and to estimate the value chain prices of the animals. There is a lack of tools for small-scale farmers and stakeholders to readily estimate cattle weight in communal livestock farming systems in South Africa. ...

Author(s)
Conan, A.; Meyer, A.; Reininghaus, B.; Rooyen, J. van; Knobel, D. L.
Publisher
South African Society for Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
Applied Animal Husbandry & Rural Development, 2018, 11, 1, pp 46-52
Abstract

Measurement of liveweight of stock is one of the most important production tools available to farmers - playing a role in nutrition, fertility management, health and marketing. Yet most farmers in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to scales on which to weigh cattle. Heart girth measurements...

Author(s)
Goopy, J. P.; Pelster, D. E.; Onyango, A.; Marshall, K.; Lukuyu, M.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2018, 58, 9, pp 1758-1765
Abstract

Cost-effective high-density (HD) genotypes of livestock species can be obtained by genotyping a proportion of the population using a HD panel and the remainder using a cheaper low-density panel, and then imputing the missing genotypes that are not directly assayed in the low-density panel. The...

Author(s)
Aliloo, H.; Mrode, R.; Okeyo, A. M.; Ni, G.; Goddard, M. E.; Gibson, J. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2018, 101, 10, pp 9108-9127
Abstract

Decisions of breeding schemes in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa tend to be either government or project driven, with a focus on upgrading local breeds. However, there is scant information on the individual animal traits that smallholder farmers prefer. The aim of this study was to examine...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Banos, G.; Peters, A.; Chagunda, M. G. G.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2019, 51, 6, pp 1337-1344
Abstract

Foot-and-mouth-disease (FMD) is a highly contagious transboundary animal disease that has negative consequences on regional and international trade. Vaccination is an important approach for FMD control and an essential consideration is the degree of cross-protection conferred by the vaccine against ...

Author(s)
Sirdar, M. M.; Fosgate, G. T.; Blignaut, B.; Gummow, B.; Shileyi, B.; Lazarus, D. D.; Mutowembwa, P.; Merwe, D. van der; Heath, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2019, 37, 35, pp 5025-5034
Abstract

Here, we report the results of a cross-sectional study designed to monitor the circulation and genetic diversity of foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) in Uganda between 2014 and 2017. In this study, 13,614 sera and 2,068 oral-pharyngeal fluid samples were collected from cattle and analysed to...

Author(s)
Mwiine, F. N.; Velazquez-Salinas, L.; Ahmed, Z.; Ochwo, S.; Munsey, A.; Kenney, M.; Lutwama, J. J.; Maree, F. F.; Lobel, L.; Perez, A. M.; Rodriguez, L. L.; Vanderwaal, K.; Rieder, E.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2019, 66, 5, pp 2011-2024
Abstract

The demand for animal protein has exceeded the supply due to the rapid growth of the human population in many countries of the world, especially in developing countries, such as South Africa, further increasing the cost of supplements, especially protein. Groundnut shells (GNS) that are abundant in ...

Author(s)
Mokolopi, G. B.; Mbajiorgu, C. A.; Oguttu, J. W.
Publisher
WFL Publisher Ltd., Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 2018, 16, 3/4, pp 29-32
Abstract

Dermatophytes from cattle were successfully characterized to species and strain levels for the first time in Nigeria. This study was undertaken to isolate and characterize dermatophytes from cattle in Plateau State, Nigeria. Two molecular techniques were utilized. The first was the use of...

Author(s)
Dalis, J. S.; Kazeem, H. M.; Kwaga, J. K. P.; Kwanashie, C. N.; Yakubu, B.; Owolodun, O. A.; Jambol, A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2018, 219, pp 212-218

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