An abattoir study on the prevalence of some helminths among slaughtered cattle, sheep and goats from Mwanza city, lake Victoria basin, Tanzania.

The main source of animal protein for humans is livestock and their products. Parasitism is one of the main constraints limiting livestock production. A study was conducted to determine the prevalence of helminths in slaughtered cattle, sheep and goats in Mwanza City, Tanzania. The period of study was from 2008 to 2011 within which a total of 191,033 and 107,498 sheep and goats were respectively slaughtered. The prevalence rate of helminths infections in cattle was: Fasciolosis 7.92%, oesophagostomosis (pimply gut) 4.38%, Hydatidosis 2.15% and Stilesia hepatica 1.86%.

A gendered analysis of constraints to cattle production in Ijara sub-county, Kenya

The livelihoods of communities in Arid and Semi-arid lands are under growing threat due to recurring droughts and presence of animal
diseases. This study was carried out among women, men focus groups and key informants in 2013 to establish the perceptions of men
and women livestock keepers to constraints in cattle production. Participatory methodologies were employed to rank problems, identify
cattle diseases through listing and ranking, estimate incidence of diseases and describe relative impact of disease on products through

Food poverty profile among the settled and semi-settled pastoral households of lowland Marsabit: Evidence from micro data

This study sought to examine the seasonal food poverty levels and the contribution of livestock and market foods in attaining food security in the settled and semi-settled households of lowland Marsabit. This was necessary because households in this area and in other similar marginal areas have typically been left out in food poverty analysis studies, especially by the government. Where such studies are done, they are macro in focus, and deficient in evaluating the specific community needs.

Effects of prosopis juliflora seedpod meal supplement on weight gain of weaner galla goats in Baringo district, Kenya

This study was conducted at Kenya Agricultural Research institute (KARl) in Baringo district Rift Valley Province. Baringo is one of the arid and semi-arid districts of Kenya. Pastoralism is the main economic activity. The goat is the main livestock species. The district is heavily invaded by P. juliflora a woody shrub that has taken over the grazing land. This study was conducted to determine the effects of increasing amounts of P.

Institutional and organisational requirements for implementing the Livestock Identification and Traceability System in Kenya.

Livestock Identification and Traceability Systems (LITS) contribute to reduction, control or eliminated
safety scares that result from transbounadry diseases outbreaks. Recent studies on LITS in Kenya have
been focused on testing innovative technology, information and traceability system management, and
examining the determinants for effective implementation. This paper analyzes the strengths and limitations
of the operating a LITS institutional and organisational mechanisms in Kenya.

Prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in dairy cattle, cattle-keeping families, their non-cattle-keeping neighbours and HIV-positive

This paper reports a study estimating the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis, an emerging zoonosis, in people and cattle in Dagoretti, Nairobi. A repeated cross-sectional survey was carried out among randomly selected cattle keepers in Dagoretti, their dairy cattle

Sarcoptic Mange And Cheetah Conservation In Masai Mara (Kenya): Epidemiological Study In A Wildlife/livestock System

The sanitary control of threatened wild animals is of pivotal interest for their conservation. This task, however, is highly complex in wildlife/livestock systems. In this paper we report findings from a 2-year cross-sectional study of the epidemiology and attempted control of a Sarcoptes mite infestation in the threatened cheetah population in Masai Mara (Kenya), and discuss its interaction with sympatric wild (lion, wildebeest and Thomson's gazelle) and domestic (dog, cattle and sheep) animals.

Design and development of an electronic identification and traceability system for cattle under pastoral production systems: A case for Kenya.

Traceability systems offer strong incentives to livestock and meat exporting countries by altering their
productive and industrial processes in order to access premium meat markets globally. Kenya, whilst
acknowledged as one of the countries within the horn of Africa with a reasonably credible veterinary
service, has very limited access to beef and livestock markets in importing countries due to perceived risk
or suspicions of presence of trans-boundary animal diseases (TADs) such as Rift Valley Fever (RVF) and

Community based conservation and ecotourism as an environmental management practice for climate change adaptation in Ewaso Nyiro arid land ecosystem, Samburu County Kenya

Communities inhabiting the fragile Arid and Semi-Arid (ASALs) ecosystems of Northern Kenya are
strongly impacted by climate variability and change. Their pastoral livelihoods are threatened.
Community based approach to environmental resources conservation and ecotourism have provided
an alternative source of livelihood worth considering. This study was conducted in two districts;
Samburu and Laikipia, Northern Kenya in three community based conservancies of Namunyak,

Determinants for the growth of ranches in Athi River district, Machakos county, Kenya

The challenge of food security, unemployment in the society has been brought about by
inadequate growth in the ranches. This sub sector in the agriculture sector contributes greatest
percentage of GDP. This effect has brought up high poverty levels, food insecurity and poor
living standards. Patterns of most of the land in Athi River have changed from principally
ranching to building of residential estates, setting up industries and agro-ranching production.


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