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: September 2013; 5(9)

September 2013

Management practices and welfare problems encountered on working equids in Hawassa town, Southern Ethiopia

A cross sectional study was conducted between November, 2008 and April, 2009 to evaluate (observe) management practices and welfare problems of working equids at Hawassa town, Southern Ethiopia. Six hundred working equids were screened for various lesions on the skin. Sixty animal owners or users were interviewed about management practices. Among studied (observed) equids, 90% were draught, and 10% were pack animals....

Author(s): Solomon Mekuria and Matusala Mulachew  Rahmeto Abebe

September 2013

Brine shrimp toxicity and in vitro antimicrobial activity of Piliostigma thonningii (Schum.) Milne-Redh. [Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae] from Kenya and Malawi against some pathogens of human and veterinary importance

Many microorganisms are responsible for causing serious diseases of bacterial origin. Development of drug resistance in animal and human pathogens against commonly used antibiotics has necessitated a search for new antimicrobial substances from other sources including plants. The present study reports on the antimicrobial and brine shrimp lethality of Piliostigma thonningii leaves collected from two...

Author(s): Joseph Mwanzia Nguta, James Mucunu Mbaria and Winchester David Mvula

September 2013

Assessment of anthelmintic resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants, Dale district, Southern Ethiopia

The anthelmintic resistance status of gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants owned by smallholder farmers in the Dale district, Southern Ethiopia, was investigated. A faecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) was conducted in traditionally managed and naturally infected goats and sheep. For this study, 60 sheep and 60 goats of both sexes, aged from 6 to 18 months, and with a faecal egg count (FEC) of more than 150...

Author(s): Desie Sheferaw ⃰, Dejene Getachew, Jemere Bekele and Yifat Denbarga

September 2013

Foot and mouth disease sero-prevalence in cattle in Kenya

A cross sectional study was conducted on serum from 39 counties in Kenya in order to determine the prevalence of foot and mouth disease in bovine species. The study utilized serum samples at Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) laboratory including Somali Ecosystem Rinderpest Eradication Coordination Unit (SERECU) project collected in the year 2010. From the serology results, the national prevalence of foot and mouth...

Author(s): Kibore, B., Gitao, C. G., Sangula, A. and Kitala, P.

September 2013

Sero-epidemiology of camel brucellosis in the Afar region of Northeast Ethiopia

Camel brucellosis represents a major public health concern, which affects social and economic development in developing countries. A cross-sectional study was conducted in three selected districts of Afar region of Ethiopia to determine seroprevalence of camel brucellosis. A total of 1152 camels from 168 camel herds were included in the study. All serum samples were consequently tested and confirmed serologically using...

Author(s): Angesom Hadush, , Mahendra Pal, Tesfu Kassa and Fikre Zeru