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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

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

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)
Abstract

Ticks are involved in the transmission of many public health and veterinary important pathogens. Although tick-borne pathogens are widely distributed in South Africa, information on tick-pathogen relationship needs to be updated particularly using modern molecular techniques. This study used PCR...

Author(s)
Guo HuanPing; Moumouni, P. F. A.; Thekisoe, O.; Gao Yang; Liu MingMing; Li JiXu; Galon, E. M.; Efstratiou, A.; Wang GuanBo; Jirapattharasate, C.; Ringo, A. E.; Mtshali, K.; Inoue, N.; Suzuki, H.; Xuan XueNan
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 4, pp 875-882
Abstract

Endemic zoonoses, such as Q fever and spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiosis, are prevalent in South Africa, yet often undiagnosed. In this study, we reviewed the demographics and animal exposure history of patients presenting with acute febrile illness to community health clinics in Mpumalanga...

Author(s)
Berrian, A. M.; Martínez-López, B.; Quan, V.; Conrad, P. A.; Rooyen, J. van; Simpson, G. J. G.; Frean, J.; Weyer, J.; Rossouw, J.; Knobel, D.; Blumberg, L.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2019, 66, 5, pp 458-469
Abstract

Capripox virus infections are endemic diseases of livestock in Nigeria, but there are limited data on molecular characterization of circulating viruses. In this study, we investigated field outbreaks of Capripox virus infections in Nigeria via partial sequencing of viruses obtained from field...

Author(s)
Adedeji, A. J.; Möller, J.; Meseko, C. A.; Adole, J. A.; Tekki, I. S.; Shamaki, D.; Hoffmann, B.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2019, 66, 4, pp 1631-1641
Abstract

Bluetongue virus (BTV), transmitted by midges (Culicoides sp.), is distributed worldwide and causes disease in ruminants. In particular, BT can be a debilitating disease in sheep causing serious trade and socio-economic consequences at both local and global levels. Across Australia, a sentinel ...

Author(s)
White, J. R.; Williams, D. T.; Wang JianNing; Chen HongLei; Melville, L. F.; Davis, S. S.; Weir, R. P.; Certoma, A.; Rubbo, A. di; Harvey, G.; Lunt, R. A.; Eagles, D.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine and Science, 2019, 5, 2, pp 129-145
Abstract

Between January and July 2017, lumpy skin disease (LSD) outbreaks were reported in cattle in Namibia. DNA was extracted from skin biopsies taken from 32 cattle, and the RNA polymerase 30 kDa subunit (RPO30) gene of the LSD virus (LSDV) was successfully amplified by PCR. Phylogenetic analysis...

Author(s)
Molini, U.; Aikukutu, G.; Khaiseb, S.; Haindongo, N. N.; Lilungwe, A. C.; Cattoli, G.; Dundon, W. G.; Lamien, C. E.
Publisher
Springer-Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Archives of Virology, 2018, 163, 9, pp 2525-2529
Abstract

An ethno-veterinary survey of plants used to treat certain bacterial diseases of livestock in three geographical areas of the Eastern Cape was conducted during 2013 to 2014. A purposive sampling technique was carried out using a semi-structured questionnaire and field observations to document...

Author(s)
Mthi, S.; Rust, J. M.; Morgenthal, T. L.; Moyo, B.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 2018, 12, 18, pp 240-247
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Retrospective laboratory-based surveillance was conducted on Salmonella serotypes isolated from various animal species from 2007 to 2014 at the Agricultural Research Council, Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute, South Africa. During the surveillance period, 1229 salmonellae isolations were...

Author(s)
Gelaw, A. K.; Nthaba, P.; Matle, I.
Publisher
AOSIS OpenJournals, Tygervalley, South Africa
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2018, 89, pp a1643

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