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tick survey on goats and sheep in kenya.a tick survey was done on sheep and goats in siaya and kakamega districts, kenya between october 1980 and october 1981. most of the animals were found to carry one to 10 ticks with no significant difference between sheep and goats. the most abundant species was r. appendiculatus followed by r. evertsi. there were more male than female ticks found on the animals. thirty per cent of the farms visited practised the hand picking method of tick control while 14% regularly dipped their animals.19854024262
the efficiency of different diagnostic methods in animal trypanosomiasis; based on surveys carried out in nyanza province, kenya. 19724125897
blood incubation infectivity test results for trypanosoma brucei sub-group isolates tested in the lambwe valley, south nyanza, kenya. 19734802411
questionnaire survey on urban and peri-urban livestock farming practices and disease control in kisumu municipality, kenya.to characterise the urban livestock keeping practices and constraints in kisumu municipality, kenya, a questionnaire survey was carried out. thirty-four contact farmers were interviewed on general farm characteristics and production constraints. the farming activities were categorised as either livestock only (41%), or mixed crops and livestock (59%). the surveyed farmers kept mainly cattle (100%), chickens (82%) and goats (74%). most (94%) of the farmers had kept livestock for prolonged periods ...201021247012
economic contribution and viability of dairy goats: implications for a breeding programme.to augment the incomes of smallholder farmers in kenya and consequently improve their nutrition and income, many development organisations and policy makers are increasingly promoting dairy goat farming. among the key organisations supporting the initiative is heifer project international-kenya (hpik). however, the economic contribution and viability of dairy goats under the hpik project have not been studied so far. the aim of the present study was to determine the contribution of dairy goats t ...201019937381
demographic characteristics of the lambwe valley population.thirty-four per cent of the population (11,079) in the lambwe valley study site was under the age of 10, and 59% were under the age of 20. the population was equally divided among males and females (m/f 0.99). the crude birth rate averaged 45%; the death rate was 8% and the natural increase averaged 37%. infant and child mortality was 66% and 108% respectively. the average household size was 8.4 individuals. the population migrated to the lambwe valley primarily from other areas in kenya, althou ...19892619396
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