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Background: No comprehensive studies have been carried out on the infectious causes of abortion in Kenyan dairy cattle herds. A survey was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of antibodies against Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), Brucella abortus (BA) and Neospora caninum (NC) among...

Author(s)
Okumu, T. A.; John, N. M.; Wabacha, J. K.; Tsuma, V.; VanLeeuwen, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 95, pp (18 March 2019)
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Background: Wildebeest associated malignant catarrhal fever (WA-MCF) is a fatal disease of cattle. Outbreaks are seasonal and associated with close interaction between cattle and calving wildebeest. In Kenya, WA-MCF has a dramatic effect on cattle-keepers who lose up to 10% of their cattle herds...

Author(s)
Orono, S. A.; Gitao, G. C.; Mpatswenumugabo, J. P.; Chepkwony, M.; Mutisya, C.; Okoth, E.; Bronsvoort, B. M. de C.; Russell, G. C.; Nene, V.; Cook, E. A. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 69, pp (28 February 2019)
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Mastitis is economically the most important disease for dairy producers. Existing diagnostic methods are complicated with limited application at farm level. The current study aimed at developing and validating a rapid, user friendly and cost-effective farm based mastitis diagnostic test for cattle...

Author(s)
Ndirangu, P. N.; Mungube, E. O.; Maichomo, M. W.; Nyongesa, P. K.; Wamae, D.; On'gala, J. O.; Gicheru, N. W.; Keya, G.; Wesonga, H. O.; Siamba, D.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2019, 31, 1, pp Article 7
Abstract

Livestock-wildlife interactions promote the transmission of a wide range of infectious diseases that constraint livestock production. We used a participatory appraisal approach to find out and rank infectious diseases of concern to pastoralists in a zone of intense wildlife-livestock interaction...

Author(s)
Nthiwa, D.; Alonso, S.; Odongo, D.; Kenya, E.; Bett, B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2019, 51, 5, pp 1097-1103
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Dairy farming is an emerging enterprise in the semi-arid parts of Eastern Kenya and is constrained by inadequate feeding, poor heat detection methods, unreliable and expensive artificial insemination services, high incidence of infectious diseases among others. A cross-sectional study to establish...

Author(s)
Mungube, E. O.; Njarui, D. M. G.; Maichomo, M. W.; Olum, M. O.; Ndirangu, P. N.; Kabirizi, J.; Ndikumana, J.; Mwangi, G.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2019, 31, 6, pp Article 88
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Due to the absence of accurate pedigree information, it has not been possible to implement genetic evaluations for crossbred cattle in African small-holder systems. Genomic selection techniques that do not rely on pedigree information could, therefore, be a useful alternative. The objective of this ...

Author(s)
Brown, A.; Ojango, J.; Gibson, J.; Coffey, M.; Okeyo, M.; Mrode, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2016, 99, 9, pp 7308-7312
Abstract

Pedigree data of 18315 animals born from 1961 to 2008 from the National Sahiwal Stud, Kenya was used to assess and predict genetic diversity for the Kenyan Sahiwal population. Current (Nec) and predicted effective population sizes (Nef) were calculated from rates of inbreeding (ΔF) and coancestry...

Author(s)
Mwangi, S.; Muasya, T. K.; Kahi, A. K.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2018, 30, 7, pp Article 129
Abstract

Background: Gastrointestinal parasites are neglected infections, yet they cause significant burden to animal and human health globally. To date, most studies of gastrointestinal parasites focus on host-parasite systems that involve either a single parasite or a host species. However, when hosts...

Author(s)
Obanda, V.; Maingi, N.; Muchemi, G.; Ng'ang'a, C. J.; Angelone, S.; Archie, E. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 6, pp e0217929
Abstract

Accurate estimation of livestock live weight is necessary for purposes of making grazing management and animal husbandry decisions. Estimating livestock live weights using morphological measurements such as heart girth can be useful, especially in situations where weighing scales are of limited...

Author(s)
Odadi, W. O.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2018, 30, 1, pp Article 16
Abstract

Background: Smallholder dairy farming in much of the developing world is based on the use of crossbred cows that combine local adaptation traits of indigenous breeds with high milk yield potential of exotic dairy breeds. Pedigree recording is rare in such systems which means that it is impossible...

Author(s)
Strucken, E. M.; Al-Mamun, H. A.; Esquivelzeta-Rabell, C.; Gondro, C.; Mwai, O. A.; Gibson, J. P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Genetics, Selection, Evolution, 2017, 49, 67, pp (12 September 2017)

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