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Prevalence and risk factors for brucellosis seropositivity in cattle in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, Rwanda
The findings in this study confirmed the existence of brucellosis as a problem in Nyagatare and the authors recommend that farmer education on the epidemiology, risk factors and mitigation of the disease be undertaken as a matter of urgency. Expand
Study of Incidence of Gross Urogenital Lesions and Abnormalities on Does Slaughtered at Nyagatare Slaughterhouse, Eastern Province, Rwanda
Investigation of the occurrence and nature of reproductive and urinary tract abnormalities encountered in female goats slaughtered at Nyagatare abattoir in the Eastern Province of Rwanda showed that there was an overall occurrence of 7.8% reproductive organ/tract abnormalities and 10.6% urinary organ/Tract abnormalities. Expand
Prevalence of Haemonchus contortus Infections in Sheep and Goats in Nyagatare District, Rwanda
It was apparent that young female goats were at greater risk of H. contortus infection than young male goats, and targeted selective treatment using FAMACHA with emphasis on low-lying swampy pastures and appropriate anthelmintic drugs may be the most economically viable solution in the short term. Expand
Seroprevalence survey of Chlamydophila abortus infection in breeding goats on commercial farms in the Otavi Veterinary District, northern Namibia.
The need for a higher level of farmer awareness and training on chlamydophilosis and its zoonotic dangers is highlighted, as there was a significantly higher number of seropositive animals from farms with high levels of abortion, compared to those animals from farming with low levels ofabortion. Expand
Characterization of poultry production and management systems in the communal areas of Namibia
A survey was conducted on 485 respondents from eight regions of Namibia to characterize their poultry production systems. The overall mean proportions of literacy level were, secondary (33.6%),Expand
Production performance of sheep and goat breeds at a farm in a semi-arid region of Namibia
Breed and lambing season interacted to produce effects on the birth weight of offspring although lambingSeason alone did not have a significant effect on Boer goat and Kalahari Red kids’ birth weights. Expand
A 3-year prospective study of the incidence of gastric ulcers in pigs slaughtered at Base Abattoir in Rwanda
It was concluded that the incidence of gastric ulceration in slaughter pigs at Base Abattoir was not associated with source (district) or sex of pigs but was associated with the carcass weight. Expand
An epidemiological survey of the magnitude and local perceptions of porcine cysticercosis by two methods in Nyaruguru district, Rwanda.
PC is endemic in the Nyaruguru district of Rwanda with a high proportion of positive animals and the condition has public health implications and is worsening the economic plight of the impoverished NyarUGuru community. Expand
Artificial insemination in Nyagatare district: level of adoption and the factors determining its adoption
This study was undertaken to characterize and to estimate the level of adoption of artificial insemination (AI) as well as to identify factors determining its adoption by communal farmers ofExpand
African Swine Fever Outbreak at a Farm in Central Namibia
The authors concluded that the outbreak resulted from indirect transmission of the ASF virus due to lapses in biosecurity measures. Expand