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A total of 406 adult cows and 34 bulls belonging to the Niger Kuri cattle population were assessed for 16 body measurements and 11 qualitative traits to contribute to the characterization of this unique cattle breed. Body measurements included facial, horn, ear and rump lengths; facial, cranial,...

Author(s)
Grema, M.; Traoré, A.; Issa, M.; Hamani, M.; Abdou, M.; Fernández, I.; Soudré, A.; Álvarez, I.; Sanou, M.; Tamboura, H. H.; Alhassane, Y.; Goyache, F.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 4, pp 505-515
Abstract

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is one of the most contagious and economically important livestock diseases worldwide. Four serotypes of FMD virus (FMDV; O, A, SAT1, SAT2) circulate in Cameroon, and a trivalent inactivated vaccine against the three most common serotypes (O, A, SAT2) was recently...

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Bertram, M. R.; Delgado, A.; Pauszek, S. J.; Smoliga, G. R.; Brito, B.; Stenfeldt, C.; Hartwig, E. J.; Jumbo, S. D.; Abdoulmoumini, M.; Marie, A. A. O.; Salhine, R.; Rodriguez, L. L.; Garabed, R.; Arzt, J.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 155, pp 1-10
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Tick acaricide failure is one of the leading challenges to cattle production in Uganda. To gain an understanding into the possible drivers of acaricide failure, this study characterized the current chemical tick control practices in the southwestern (Mbarara, Mitooma and Rukungiri districts) and...

Author(s)
Vudriko, P.; Okwee-Acai, J.; Byaruhanga, J.; Tayebwa, D. S.; Okech, S. G.; Tweyongyere, R.; Wampande, E. M.; Okurut, A. R. A.; Mugabi, K.; Muhindo, J. B.; Nakavuma, J. L.; Umemiya-Shirafuji, R.; Xuan XueNan; Suzuki, H.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2018, 9, 4, pp 945-955
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Background: Only a few studies have examined the presence of Anaplasma marginale and Anaplasma centrale in South Africa, and no studies have comprehensively examined these species across the whole country. To undertake this country-wide study we adapted a duplex quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR)...

Author(s)
Hove, P.; Chaisi, M. E.; Brayton, K. A.; Ganesan, H.; Catanese, H. N.; Mtshali, M. S.; Mutshembele, A. M.; Oosthuizen, M. C.; Collins, N. E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 5, pp (3 January 2018)
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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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Background: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of gross pathology suggestive of bovine tuberculosis (TB-like lesions) and evaluate animal's characteristics associated with the risk of having bovine TB-like lesions among cattle slaughtered in Mubende district in the Uganda cattle...

Author(s)
Nalapa, D. P.; Muwonge, A.; Kankya, C.; Olea-Popelka, F.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2017, 13, 73, pp (21 March 2017)
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Increasing the production of meat and milk within sub-Saharan Africa should provide significant food security benefits. However, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions represent a challenge, as cattle production in the region typically has high emissions intensity (EI), i.e., high rates of GHG emissions...

Author(s)
MacLeod, M.; Eory, V.; Wint, W.; Shaw, A.; Gerber, P. J.; Cecchi, G.; Mattioli, R.; Sykes, A.; Robinson, T.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2018, 10, 5, pp 1633
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A total of 357 adult cows and 29 sires belonging to the long-horned Niger Zebu Bororo cattle population were assessed for 13 body measurements and 11 qualitative traits. Data were jointly analysed with 311 cows and 64 sires belonging to other four West African zebu cattle populations, sampled in...

Author(s)
Moussa, M. M. A.; Issa, M.; Traoré, A.; Grema, M.; Hamani, M.; Fernández, I.; Soudré, A.; Álvarez, I.; Sanou, M.; Tamboura, H. H.; Alhassane, Y.; Goyache, F.
Publisher
Copernicus Gesellschaft mbH, Gottingen, Germany
Citation
Archives Animal Breeding, 2017, 60, 4, pp 363-371
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Background: More than 90 percent of cattle in Tanzania belong to the indigenous Tanzania Short Horn Zebu (TSZ) population which has been classified into 12 strains based on historical evidence, morphological characteristics, and geographic distribution. However, specific genetic information of each ...

Author(s)
Msalya, G.; Kim EuiSoo; Laisser, E. L. K.; Kipanyula, M. J.; Karimuribo, E. D.; Kusiluka, L. J. M.; Chenyambuga, S. W.; Rothschild, M. F.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 1, pp e0171088
Abstract

A survey was carried in livestock farms in the departments of Poro area of Côte d'Ivoire. The aim was to characterize the breeding and to investigate the methods used to control tick-borne infections in cattle breeding. The survey was managed with 120 stock breeders. The survey revealed that, mixed ...

Author(s)
Yeo, N.; Karamoko, Y.; Soro, D.; Bi, Z. F. Z.; Traore, S. I.
Publisher
International Formulae Group (IFG), Dschang, Cameroon
Citation
International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2017, 11, 1, pp 237-246

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