Clara Nna Kwanashie

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Membrane-bound erythrocyte surface sialic acid concentrations in sickle-cell human patients (SS) and in control patients with sickle-cell trait (AS) and normal genes (AA) were assayed. The erythrocyte sialic acid concentration was significantly (P less than 0.001) higher in sickle-cell patients than in non-sicklers and although the concentration was higher(More)
Leptospirosis is an occupational zoonosis caused by pathogenic leptospires. In this study, the presence and prevalence of antibodies specific to Leptospira spp. serovar Hardjo in 142 cattle slaughtered between June and July 2011 was investigated using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Five (3.50%) of the 142 cattle sampled were seropositive for(More)
Brucellosis is an important veterinary and public health problem worldwide especially in developing countries where the disease has remained a neglected zoonosis. Blood was collected from a total of 354 cattle including vagina swabs (14) and hygroma aspirate (1) from cows reported to have recently aborted and a bull with carpal hygroma respectively. Sera(More)
The present work was carried out to isolate and identify fungi species present in dead-in-shell chick embryo. A total of three thousand dead-in-shell embryonated chicken eggs pooled into 300 eggs (10 eggs per group) were collected from the four hatcheries over a period of six months. The contents of the pooled eggs were inoculated onto Sabourauds Dextrose(More)
PURPOSE High level ampicillin- and aminoglycoside-resistant enterococci are being increasingly reported from non-hospital sources. This study was carried out to characterize these strains from non-hospital sources in Nigeria. METHODOLOGY A collection of Enterococcus faecium isolated from vegetables, soil, farm animals and manure and observed to be(More)
This study investigated the occurrence, antimicrobial resistance and virulence of Enterococcus from poultry and cattle farms. Three hundred and ninety samples: cloacal/rectal swabs (n = 260) and manure (n = 130] were processed for recovery of Enterococcus species. Standard bacteriological methods were used to isolate, identify and characterize Enterococcus(More)
This study was designed to determine the occurrence and species distribution of dermatophyte from cutaneous skin lesions of horses in Kaduna State, Nigeria. A total of 102 skin scrapings were collected from 102 horses with skin lesions. Mycological studies were carried out using conventional techniques. Dermatophytes were isolated from 18 (17.6%) of the 102(More)
Sporothrix schenkii and Dermatophilus congolensis were isolated from a bull with severe generalized skin lesions. The lesions were thick, crusty and scabby on the dorsal part while few scabby and several nodular lesions were seen on the lower limbs especially the thighs. Scab samples and exudates from the nodules were aseptically collected and processed for(More)
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