Sahidou Salifou

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The objectives of this study were to compare the goodness of fit of four non-linear growth models, i.e. Brody, Gompertz, Logistic and Von Bertalanffy, in West African Dwarf (WAD) sheep. A total of 5274 monthly weight records from birth up to 180 days of age from 889 lambs, collected during 2001 to 2004 in Betecoucou breeding farm in Benin were used. In the(More)
A lyophilized thermostable Vero cell-adapted ringerpest vaccine, stabilized with lactalbumin hydrolysate and sucrose, was tested for safety, serological response and suitability for use with an abbreviated cold chain under field conditions in Niger. A total of 480 cattle, 90 goats and 55 sheep of unknown serological status were vaccinated on government(More)
INTRODUCTION To overcome the problems of periodic re-impregnation of mosquito nets and low rates of treatment, the commune of Aguegues was chosen to evaluate the effects of Olyset(®) nets on malaria transmission and against An. gambiae. METHODS 87 old Olyset(®) nets installed five years ago were identified in the village 'Akpadon'. 10 untreated nets were(More)
This study is a contribution to the inventory of medicinal plants and other methods used in controlling external parasitic diseases of backyard poultry in the localities of Djougou and Ouaké (department of Donga, Benin). It consists of a survey undertaken from December 2010 to March 2011 through visits and interviews with 210 poultry famers. The results(More)
Rabies claims approximately 59,000 human lives annually and is a potential risk to 3.3 billion people in over 100 countries worldwide. Despite being fatal in almost 100% of cases, human rabies can be prevented by vaccinating dogs, the most common vector, and the timely administration of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to exposed victims. For the control and(More)
INTRODUCTION Canine rabies remains a concern in Africa as well as in Chad. Our study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practices of the populations towards the appropriate management of people exposed to canine rabies and effective fight against it. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive study in four health districts in Chad in(More)
Introduction: La rage canine demeure une préoccupation en Afrique comme au Tchad. La présente étude vise à évaluer les ConnaissancesAttitudes-Pratiques des populations pour la prise en charge appropriée des personnes exposées et une lutte efficace. Méthodes: C’était une étude transversale descriptive réalisée en juillet et septembre dans quatre districts(More)
In Benin, there is no assessment related to the body composition of native bovine breeds in spite of the requirements of butchers and consumers. This study aimed at evaluating Benin indigenous cattle carcass characteristics raised on pasture and slaughtered in the abattoir of Cotonou-Porto-Novo at 5 years old. Carcass characteristics, carcass conformation,(More)
An epidemiological survey was undertaken from March to September 2010 to assess the prevalence and zoonotic aspects of scabies in small ruminants in two agro-ecological zones in southern Benin. Small ruminant (n = 444) smallholders and 1,807 of their animals (1,233 West African dwarf goats and 574 West African dwarf sheep) were included in the study. The(More)