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Background: Mosquito biting rates and host preferences are crucial determinants of human exposure to vector-borne diseases and the impact of vector control measures. The human landing catch (HLC) is a gold standard method for measuring human exposure to bites, but presents risks to participants by...

Author(s)
Meza, F. C.; Kreppel, K. S.; Maliti, D. F.; Mlwale, A. T.; Mirzai, N.; Killeen, G. F.; Ferguson, H. M.; Govella, N. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2019, 18, 83, pp (18 March 2019)
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
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The aim of this study was to assess the seasonal effects on quantity and quality of fodder resources and associated utilization practices among smallholder dairy farmers in Western Usambara Highlands (WUHs) in Tanzania. The WUHs are among the major milk producing areas under smallholder dairy...

Author(s)
Maleko, D.; Ng WaiTim; Msalya, G.; Mwilawa, A.; Pasape, L.; Mtei, K.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2018, 50, 7, pp 1653-1664
Abstract

Background: As evidence of the infection of domestic animals by Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma sp. 'Omatjenne' is presently becoming available, understanding the epidemiological and ecological significance of infection is important to quantify the clinical and socio-economic impact of the...

Author(s)
Sori Teshale; Geysen, D.; Gobena Ameni; Dorny, P.; Berkvens, D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 162, pp (9 March 2018)
Abstract

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

Under-reporting of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) masks the true prevalence in parts of the world where the disease is endemic. Laboratory testing for the detection of FMD virus (FMDV) is usually reliant upon the collection of vesicular epithelium and fluid samples that can only be collected from...

Author(s)
Armson, B.; Wadsworth, J.; Kibona, T.; Mshanga, D.; Fowler, V. L.; Knowles, N. J.; Mioulet, V.; Reeve, R.; King, D. P.; Bachanek-Bankowska, K.; Lembo, T.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2019, 66, 3, pp 1405-1410
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)
Abstract

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious disease caused by peste-des-petits-ruminants virus. Following the successful eradication of the related rinderpest virus, a program to control and eradicate PPR was launched by the FAO and OIE. PPR is today present in many tropical countries...

Author(s)
Torsson, E.; Muhammad Abubakar; Alvǻsen, K.; Shumaila Manzoor; Roos, N.; Kgotlele, T.; Aamer Zahur; Misinzo, G.; Berg, M.; Wensman, J. J.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Small Ruminant Research, 2019, 170, pp 154-159
Abstract

A population genetic study of Theileria parva was conducted on 103 cattle and 30 buffalo isolates from Kibaha, Lushoto, Njombe Districts and selected National parks in Tanzania. Bovine blood samples were collected from these study areas and categorized into 5 populations; Buffalo, Cattle which...

Author(s)
Rukambile, E.; Machuka, E.; Njahira, M.; Kyalo, M.; Skilton, R.; Mwega, E.; Chota, A.; Mathias, M.; Sallu, R.; Salih, D.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2016, 224, pp 20-26
Abstract

Background: Presented here are a series of preliminary experiments evaluating "eave tubes" - a technology that combines house screening with a novel method of delivering insecticides for control of malaria mosquitoes. Methods: Eave tubes were first evaluated with overnight release and recapture of...

Author(s)
Sternberg, E. D.; Ng'habi, K. R.; Lyimo, I. N.; Kessy, S. T.; Farenhorst, M.; Thomas, M. B.; Knols, B. G. J.; Mnyone, L. L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2016, 15, 447, pp (1 September 2016)

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