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Serological prevalence of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in agro-pastoral areas of Nigeria
Although eradication is more likely to be achieved through regional approaches, enhanced vaccination coverage supported with targeted surveillance and a trace back system based on cattle trade and movement records will sustain effective control of the disease in the Nigerian cattle population.
Chick quality control: a key to sustainable poultry production in Nigeria
Poultry industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the agricultural sector and undoubtedly, it plays an important role in the Nigerian economy. However, the growth of this profitable sub
Antibiotic Residues in Edible Poultry Tissues and Products in Nigeria: A Potential Public Health Hazard
Antibiotics are used by the veterinarians and poultry industry to enhance growth rates, health of the birds, feed efficiency, egg production and for therapeutic reasons to reduce the incidence of
Prevalence of Newcastle Disease in Gombe, Northeastern Nigeria: a ten-year retrospective study (2004-2013).
It is revealed that ND is still endemic in Gombe State – Nigeria, with peak outbreaks during dry and cold seasons, and purchasing day old chicks from farms known to give booster vaccinations to their parent stock hens, vaccinating chicks with vaccines that are immunogenic, use of thermo-stable vaccines for routine vaccinations of chicks are recommended to reduce the prevalence of the disease.
Prevalence and phenotypic detection of methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus between ruminants butchered for humanoid intake and animal handlers in Maiduguri, Nigeria
The prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA infections in ruminants and animal handlers in Maiduguri, Nigeria was investigated and it was found that the MRSA may exert public health threat to humans.
High prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria in selected poultry farms in Selangor, Malaysia.
This study recommends urgent intervention by regulatory agencies to limit the emergence and spread of multidrug resistant bacteria in apparently healthy chickens as well as prudent use of antibacterial agents among farmers in Malaysia.
A six year (2005-2010) retrospective study of avian coccidiosis diagnosed in Gombe veterinary clinic, Nigeria
Chicken Coccidiosis remains one of the major diseases of concern in the poultry production enterprise in Nigeria and is endemic with higher prevalence during the rainy season in Gombe, a six year retrospective study found.
Helminth parasites and reservoir status of captive wild ruminants in the semi-arid region of north-eastern Nigeria. -
The results of this study suggests that the captive wild ruminants in the semi-arid region of north-eastern, Nigeria, were reservoirs of various helminth parasites of medical and veterinary importance and it was recommended that improved sanitary conditions in animal enclosures, regular and strategic anthelmintic medications may protect the spread of infection to attendants and visitors to the park.
Prevalence of coccidiosis among village and exotic breed of chickens in Maiduguri, Nigeria
Coccidiosis is endemic in both commercial and backyard poultry farms in Maiduguri due to poor management practices encouraging Eimeria oocysts build-up and it is recommended that poultry farmers should practice strict biosecurity measures on their farms.