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: May 2014; 6(5)

May 2014

Pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain in animals – A review

The sense of pain is of practical significance in human and veterinary medicine. Its management and prevention constitute integral and fundamental parts of quality and compassionate care of patients. In order to recognise, assess, prevent and treat pain, an understanding of its pathway and the pathophysiologic mechanisms is necessary. This review discusses definitions of pain, its classification, description,...

Author(s): Okafor, R. O. S., Remi-Adewunmi, B. D., Fadason, S. T., Ayo, J. O. and Muhammed, S. M.

May 2014

Species composition, prevalence and seasonal variations of ixodid cattle ticks in and around Haramaya town, Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted from September 2009 to March 2010 in and around Haramaya town to determine the species composition, prevalence and seasonal variation of ixodid cattle ticks. During the study period, a total of 3117 adult ixodid cattle ticks were collected from the half body regions of 346 local breeds of cattle which were under extensive management system during early dry and early wet periods and...

Author(s): Mohamed Bedasso, Belay Abebe and Hailu Degefu

May 2014

Evaluation of biosecurity measures on broiler farms in Khartoum, Sudan

This study was designed to evaluate the present biosecurity measures in broiler farms in Khartoum and to compare between the biosecurity practices followed in closed system and open system farms. The primary information that included numbers of broiler poultry in each farms, locations in the state and type of farms were obtained from Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Khartoum. Multi-stage cluster sampling...

Author(s): Mahmoud Mohamed Ali, Atif Elamin Abdelgadir and Hayfa Mohammed Ismail

May 2014

Major causes and risk factors associated with calf mortality in dairy farms in Khartoum State, Sudan

This study was conducted in dairy farms in Khartoum state in order to determine the major causes and risk factors associated with calves’ mortality. The main results revealed that out of 2,310 animals a highest mortality rate was in Hilat kuku 2.16% (n = 50), followed by Alrudwan and Alseleit 1.73% (n = 24) and 1.04% (n = 40), respectively. Application of analytical statistic using one way analysis of variance...

Author(s): Abdullatief E.  M. Mansour, Atif E. Abdelgadir and Ibtisam E. M. El Zubeir

May 2014

Seroprevalence of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and associated economic impact on Central Ethiopian cattle feedlots

The study was conducted in central part of Ethiopia in 2011 with the objectives to determine seroprevalence and associated economic impact on cattle feedlots. From the total of 38,187 bulls examined for foot and mouth disease (FMD) antibody, 5,536 (14.5%) was found positive and subsequently rejected from international market. The seropositivity of FMD varied from site to site and the variations were statistically...

Author(s): Gezahegn Alemayehu, Girma Zewde and Berhanu Admassu