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: 415

Table of Content: May 2015; 7(5)

May 2015

The potential application of avian egg antibodies with emphasis on immunotherapeutic and immunodiagnostic purpose

Avian eggs present an ideal alternative antibody source to mammals as the immunoglobulin (IgY) in the chicken’s blood is transported to the egg and accumulates in the egg yolk in large quantities. The existence of an immunoglobulin G (IgG)-like molecule in avian eggs, referred to as IgY, has been well documented, and extensive research has been carried out on its characterization, production and...

Author(s): Teshager Dubie, Tesfaye Sisay, Fikre Zeru, Mu-uz Gebru and Yimer Muktar  

May 2015

Correlation between age, weight, scrotal circumference and the testicular and epididymal parameters of Red Sokoto bucks

The effect of age, weight and scrotal circumference on the testicular and epididymal parameters was studied in the Red Sokoto bucks. Thirty-six testes from Red Sokoto bucks were used for this study. The animal’s age, weight, and scrotal circumference were determined and correlated with testicular weight, testicular diameter, testicular length, epididymal length, gonadal and extra-gonadal sperm motility and...

Author(s): O. S. Ajani, M. O. Oyeyemi and Olusoji J. Moyinoluwa  

May 2015

Abattoir characteristics and seroprevalence of bovine brucellosis in cattle slaughtered at Bodija Municipal Abattoir, Ibadan, Nigeria

Brucella abortus infection in humans in Nigeria has been recorded as a cause of febrile disease. In Nigeria, the transhumance (Fulani nomadic) husbandry system is the most common cattle farming system with about 95% of all the country’s cattle population produced under this husbandry system. About 75% of all slaughtered cattle are processed in government-approved abattoirs. In view of the aforementioned, this...

Author(s): Dauda Garba Bwala, Cheryl McCrindle, Folorunso Oludayo Fasina  and Ighodalo Ijagbone

May 2015

Haemato-biochemical parameters as prognostic indicators in elephant colic

Haemato-biochemical parameters were found to be useful prognostic indicators in assessing the severity of colic. Significant increase in packed cell volume (PCV), leucocytosis, neutrophilia and lymphocytosis was observed in case of severe colicky elephants. Significant increase in the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine levels was observed in moderate and severe colic cases. In severely colicky elephants, the...

Author(s): Boon Allwin, P. A. Kalaignan and N. R. Senthil

May 2015

A review on major bacterial causes of calf diarrhea and its diagnostic method

Calf diarrheic diseases result from complex interactions of the environment. Infectious agents and the calf itself are the major constraints for raising replacement stock. Calf diarrhea is a multi factorial disease entity that can have serious financial and animal welfare implications in both dairy and beef sucker herds and is one of the most common diseases reported in calves up to 3 months old. Among the bacterial...

Author(s): Yimer Muktar, Gezhagne Mamo, Biruk Tesfaye and Dinaol Belina

May 2015

Prevalence of small ruminant trypanosomosis in Assosa and Homosha districts, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, North West of Ethiopia

A cross sectional study was conducted at Assosa zone of Benishangul Gumuz, North West Ethiopia, to determine the prevalence of trypanosomosis in local breeds of sheep and goats. Blood sample from 384 randomly selected sheep and goats (177 from Assosa and 207 from Homosha districts) of different species, sex, age groups were examined by dark phase contrast buffy coat and thin smear examination for species identification...

Author(s): Zelalem Ayana, Diriba Lemma, Birhanu Abera and Eyob Eticha

May 2015

Determinants of small ruminant farmers’ decision to participate in veterinary services in Northern Ghana

This study analysed the determinants of small ruminant farmers’ participation in veterinary services in Northern Ghana. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to collect data on 249 farm households in different locations in Northern Ghana. Analytical tools including frequencies, means and logistic regression model were used to analyse the data. The regression analysis indicates a positive relationship between...

Author(s): Faizal Adams and Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera