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Village weavers (Ploceus cucullatus) are ubiquitous passerine birds found in Nigeria. Researches on avianhaemoparasites in domestic and wild birds in Nigeria have been receiving considerable attention over theyears. In recent studies, the commonly reported haemoparasites include Haemoproteus sp, Plasmodium sp.,Leucocytozoon, Hepatozoon and nematode microfilariae. These haemoparasites have been ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; village weavers; haemoparasites; buffy coat smear

This study was conducted to isolate and study the phenotypic characteristics Pasteurellamultocida organism recovered from commercial chicken with cases of fowl cholera in Jos,Nigeria. A total of 2000 samples consisting of bone marrow, heart, liver, lung and spleen (400each) were collected from 400 clinically sick chickens for the isolation of P. multocida. Swabfrom each sample was cultured on ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; characteristics; chickens; pasteurella

This study evaluated the pancreatic histomorphometry and possible hypolipidemic effects of graded concentrations of quail egg administration on alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Thirty adult male albino rats were assigned to 5 groups of 6 rats per group. Diabetes was induced in the rats of groups 2-5 by single intraperitoneal injection of alloxan monohydrate at the dose of 160 mg/kg. Group 1 rats ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; diabetic rat; sf1-1100; veterinary medicine

This pathogenicity study was conducted to document the clinicopathologic features observed in commercial chickens inoculated with Pasteurella multocida serotypes A: 1, 3 and 4. Thirty, eighteen weeks old (adult) commercial chickens were divided into five groups (A, B, C, D and E) of 6 birds each. Chickens in groups A, B and C were inoculated with 0.1 ml of Pasteurella multocida serotypes A: 1, ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; pathogenic; serotypes; pasteurella

The poultry industry in Botswana has experienced tremendous growth over time and remains themost celebrated example of import substitution, which has resulted in the achievement of nationalfood self-sufficiency. This study evaluated and characterized the structure of poultry value chainin Botswana. Specifically, it identified the actors, linkages, challenges faced by the players; andalso asses ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; value chain; botswana; vertical coordination

Information on turkey production and disease is rare in Nigeria, possibly because turkeys are seldom raised commercially. Also, turkeys require intensive husbandry and health care after hatching, which backyard poultry producers hardly provided especially, when raised in a disease endemic environment. In an attempt to document the diseases militating against turkey production in Nigeria, clini ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; turkey; clinicopathologic; sf1-1100

The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in Nigeria that occurred during 2006-2008, affected 80 farms that kept subsistence indigenous chicken, duck, turkey, guinea fowl and geese in 15 states of the country including the capital, Abuja resulting in a total loss of more than 14,000 birds in backyard, semi-intensive or free-ranged flocks. The rearing of rural poultry in free-range ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; hpai outbreak; turkey; husbandry

Pest infestation, in general such as flies, is a problem faced by poultry workers in poultry breeding farms. Control of these populations is desirable, due to the damage they cause and, most times, it is done through chemical management, with insecticide application. Musca domestica is one of the species with the greatest ability to develop resistance to insecticides, and the digestive system, ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; housefly larvae; bioinsecticide; ultrastructure

The main aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the dietary oils from fennel and anise on thezootechnical performances of Turkey. The essential oils were analyzed by gas chromatography coupled tomass spectrometry. One Hundred turkey males meat strain BUT 10 (Meleagris gallopavo), of one day old,were weighed and randomly allotted into 5 groups of 20 turkeys each. These groups were ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; fennel; sf600-1100; turkey; zootechnical performance

This experiment is designed to study the characteristics of village chicken husbandry practice, marketing and constraints in eastern Ethiopia. The study was conducted from July in four selected districts in the highlands of eastern Ethiopia (Haramaya, Kersa, Jarso and Meta). A total of 80 chicken owner households were randomly selected and interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Data on ...

SUBJECT: animal culture; sf600-1100; constraints; poultry; scavenging