Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 416

Table of Content: July 2014; 6(7)

July 2014

Confirmatory diagnosis of contagious ecthyma (Orf) by polymerase chain reaction at Adet Sheep Research Sub-Center, Ethiopia: A case report

An outbreak of contagious ecthyma (CE) was investigated in June, 2012 with morbidity rate of 22% in Adet Sheep Research Sub-Center, Ethiopia. The results of this investigation indicated that the outbreak was caused by infection with CE virus. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for rapid diagnosis was applied to five scab samples obtained from sheep suspected for CE. To confirm whether the causative agent was...

Author(s): Yeshwas Ferede, Almaz Habtamu and Sisay Gebresellasie

July 2014

Do dental abnormalities predispose horses to colic?

Evaluation of dental abnormalities were carried out on a group of 74 polo horses with history of colic (colicky group) and another group of 70 randomly selected polo horses with no history of colic (non-colicky group) under similar environmental and management condition at Lagos Polo Club, Lagos, Nigeria in order to investigate probable correlation between dental abnormalities, routine dental care and predisposition to...

Author(s): Timothy A. O. Olusa and Joseph Fadeyemi Akinrinmade

July 2014

Slaughter surveillance for tuberculosis among cattle in three metropolitan abattoirs in Ghana

Despite its existence in Ghana, there is very little information on the extent or nature of bovine tuberculosis. This state of affairs may pose a serious public health threat through risks associated with the consumption of beef from infected cattle, dairy milk and other bovine products. A study to screen bovine carcasses with lesions suggestive of mycobacterial infection at necropsy in three selected abattoirs in Accra...

Author(s): Samuel Kumah Atiadeve, Oti Kwasi Gyamfi, Ephraim Mak-Mensah, Isaac K. A. Galyuon, Darlington Owusu, Frank Adae Bonsu, Kofi Dzorgbenyuie Bedzra and Richard K. Gyasi