Changes In Plasma And Erythrocyte Sodium And Potassium Concentrations In Dairy Heifers During Starvation

The effects of starvation on plasma and erythrocyte Na and K concentrations were determined in a group of 10 heifers over a period of 40 hours. Both the plasma and erythrocyte K concentrations decreased during starvation. The concentrations of Na in plasma did not show any significant change, while that in the erythrocytes increased. The results indicate that in animals which have been off feed for at least 16 hours, the erythrocyte K and Na concentrations could show significant changes.

Performance of Sahiwal and Friesian heifers fed on napier grass supplemented with graded levels of lucerne

Two experiments designated A and B were conducted to evaluate the effect of supplementing napier grass with lucerne on dry matter intake (DMI) and weight gain (ADG) of Friesian and Sahiwal heifers. In experiment A which lasted 92 days, 24 heifers from each of Sahiwal and Friesian breeds were blocked by breed and randomly allocated to the following treatments: young napier + a kg lucerne (T1); young napier + 1.5 kg lucerne (T2); old napier + a kg lucerne (T3); old napier + 1.5 kg lucerne (T4); old napier + 2.5 kg lucerne (T5); old napier + 3.5 kg lucerne (T6) heifer t.day".

Effect of supplementing napier grass with desmodium and lucerne on DM, CP and NDF intake and weight gains in dairy heifersEffect of supplementing napier grass with desmodium and lucerne on DM, CP and NDF intake and weight gains in dairy heifers

A study was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) with or without legume supplementation on nutrient intake and live-weight gains (LWG) in dairy heifers. Thirty-two, l-year-old Friesian and Sahiwal heifers were used. Eight heifers, four from each breed, were randomly allocated to the following four diets: napier grass alone (Dl , control), napier/desmodium (D2, inter-cropped in the field), napier grass supplemented with lucerne hay (D3) and napier grass supplemented with desmodium hay (D4).

Health Professional Sub-cultures Influence On Adoption Of Health Information System Case Of University Of Nairobi Health Services

Health information systems are developed and implemented to improve health care quality and increase patient and physician satisfaction. This paper describes the influence of health professional sub-cultures on adoption of health information system. It measured the professional sub-cultures and tested their relationship with HIS attitude and also their relationship with HIS satisfaction. We administered OCI and user satisfaction survey to doctors, nurses, pharmacists and record clerks in the University of Nairobi health service clinics.

Health Professional Sub-cultures Influence On Adoption Of Health Information System Case Of University Of Nairobi Health Services

Health information systems are developed and implemented to improve health care quality and increase patient and physician satisfaction. This paper describes the influence of health professional sub-cultures on adoption of health information system. It measured the professional sub-cultures and tested their relationship with HIS attitude and also their relationship with HIS satisfaction. We administered OCI and user satisfaction survey to doctors, nurses, pharmacists and record clerks in the University of Nairobi health service clinics.

Health Professional Sub-cultures Influence On Adoption Of Health Information System Case Of University Of Nairobi Health Services

Health information systems are developed and implemented to improve health care quality and increase patient and physician satisfaction. This paper describes the influence of health professional sub-cultures on adoption of health information system. It measured the professional sub-cultures and tested their relationship with HIS attitude and also their relationship with HIS satisfaction. We administered OCI and user satisfaction survey to doctors, nurses, pharmacists and record clerks in the University of Nairobi health service clinics.

An economic analysis of factors affecting the adoption of Napier Grass in smallholder dairying in Kiambu District, Kenya

This study focused on the smallholder dairy farmers in Kiambu district. The aim of the study was to assess the factors that influence farmers‟ decision to adopt Napier grass and to quantitatively evaluate the impact of these factors on the adoption of planted fodder. It also aimed at recommending policy interventions that may be used to enhance the adoption of planted fodders for improved dairy production in Kenya. Data were collected in two phases through questionnaire interviews with Kiambu farmers in 1996 and 1997 and subjected to descriptive and quantitative analyses.

Influence of household income distribution on loan repayment among voluntary savings and credit groups in Rachuonyo North District

Community based financial institutions provide financial services to the poor who have been marginalized by traditional financial institutions in rural and urban areas. Reaching the poor is harder and less profitable for traditional financial institutions as the poor; lack the ability to borrow and save in amounts that would be profitable for traditional financial institutions, lack the collateral required to borrow finances, and are dispersed and hard to reach.

Community participation in health priority setting in Magarini division, coastal Kenya

This thesis focused on community participation in health priority setting in Magarini division, Coastal Kenya. The main objective was to explore community participation in health priority setting in Magarini division in Malindi district of Kilifi County. The study. examined health priority setting processes in various institutions at the community level, community participation in health priority setting and factors that influence health priority setting at the community level in Magarini division.

Factors influencing uptake of banking services in rural centers for agricultural development: the case of Imenti North Sub County, Meru County, Kenya.

More than 60% of the population in Africa resides in rural centers; despite this numbers financial access is at 43.7% in the urban centers and 21.3% in rural centers. The rural centers have shown tremendous economic growth with most of the raw materials needed in the urban centers coming from the rural centers. It has been reiterated by the Kenya Government that the backbone of our nation is agriculture. Our Gross Domestic Product has seen growth with records showing that Agriculture is a major contributor.

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