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prevalence of bovine cysticercosis and hydatid disease in food animals slaughtered in sokoto state, nigeria. 1979536121
studies on the milk composition of west african dwarf, red sokoto and saanen goats at different stages of lactation. i. total solids, butterfat, solids-not-fat, protein, lactose and energy contents of milk.nine west african dwarf (fouta djallon), red sokoto (maradi) and saanen lactating goats, hand-milked, were used for these studies, which lasted 12 weeks. the saanen goat's milk was obtained weekly from the western state ministry of agriculture and natural resources urban dairy farm at iwo road, while similar samples were collected from the herd at the university of ibadan teaching and research farm. the goats were balanced for stage of lactation, namely early, mid- and late-lactation. they were ...19751141476
experimental infection of red sokoto goats with salmonella typhimurium.salmonella typhimurium infection was experimentally induced in goats by administering 2 x 10(10) organisms per os. the disease produced was characterized by pyrexia, diarrhoea and neutrophilia. one goat died from septicaemia. somatic "0" agglutinins were detected 14 days post infection (p.i.). excretion of organisms in faeces ceased by 6 weeks p.i. goats which recovered from primary infection were refractory to a secondary challenge with 2 x 10(11) organisms. the results indicate that in the abs ...19902263744
serological evidence of ife virus infection in nigerian indigenous domestic ruminants.serological evidence of ife virus infection was observed in cattle, sheep, goats and camels in both ecological zones of sokoto and kaduna states of nigeria. the antibody prevalence rates differed between species and between zones, being highest in the guinea savanna. this is the first report of possible ife virus infection in domestic ruminants.19892540575
clinical and epidemiological features of peste des petits ruminants in sokoto red goats. 19863659476
a serological survey for rift valley fever antibody in food animals in kaduna and sokoto states of nigeria.a total of 1106 serum samples from cattle, sheep, goats and camels were collected from kaduna and sokoto states of nigeria. these were tested for the presence of antibody to rift valley fever virus by the agar gel immunodiffusion method. the antibody prevalence rates were 2.85% in cattle, 6.67% in sheep, 0.98% in goats and 3.13% in camels.19826820360
the incidence of trypanosome infection in red sokoto goats at slaughter. 19827186811
haemoglobin polymorphism and resistance to helminths in red sokoto goats.haemoglobin variants were studied in a population of 104 red sokoto goats of over 1 year of age and in 49 kids. three haemoglobin variants and 5 phenotypes were detected. the observed proportions of haemoglobin phenotypes in animals over 1 year of age differed from the expected numbers calculated on the basis of genetic equilibrium, while in kids there was good agreement between observed and expected values. there were significant differences in helminth egg counts among haemoglobin phenotypes. ...19817344189
susceptibility of nigerian west african dwarf and red sokoto goats to a strain of trypanosoma congolense.west african dwarf (wad) and red sokoto (rs) goats were experimentally infected with the kafanchan strain of trypanosoma congolense and the course of the infection was monitored. the organism was pathogenic and produced fatal disease in the goats, which was characterized by rapid progressive anaemia, leucocytosis, weight loss and death. all rs goats died within 11 days of infection, and had a mean reduction in packed cell volume (pcv) of 11%. in west african dwarf goats, one death occurred on da ...19938333125
the seasonal prevalence of haemonchus species in red sokoto (maradi) goats in nigeria. 19968865579
prevalence and seasonal changes in the gastro-intestinal helminths of nigerian goats.a total of 120 gastro-intestinal tracts and 960 faecal samples were examined to assess the prevalence and seasonal changes in the gastro-intestinal helminth parasites of red sokoto (maradi) goats slaughtered at ibadan between may 1991 and april 1992. egg types of strongyles, strongyloides, trichuris, skrjabinema, dicrocoelium and moniezia were encountered in 93%, 83%, 44%, 0.9%, 2.3% and 31% of the faecal samples respectively. however, only strongyle, strongyloides and trichuris eggs occurred in ...19968960229
prevalence of tsetse fly and ruminant trypanosomosis in katsina-ala local government area, nigeria.the prevalence of ruminant trypanosomosis and tsetse flies was investigated in katsina-ala local government area--a sleeping sickness endemic area--between the valleys of river benue, katsina-ala and donga in central nigeria. analysis of three hundred and twenty blood samples showed that among semi-nomadic animals, about one cattle (21.3%; 0.213, confidence interval c1 +/- 0.06) and two sheep (38.0%; 0.380, c1 +/- 0.10) out of five carried mature trypanosome infections. significantly lower (p < ...19969558969
diurnal fluctuations in rectal temperature of the red sokoto goat during the harmattan season.experiments were performed on 11 adult red sokoto goats (rsg) with the aim of determining their diurnal temperature fluctuations during the harmattan season. the rectal temperatures (rt) of goats were recorded with a standard clinical thermometer every hour from 06:00 to 19:00 hours. the rt of goats rose gradually from its minimum value of 38.3+/-0.1 degrees c at 06:00 hours and attained its peak value of 39.2+/-0.1 degrees c at 18:00 hours (p < 0.001). thus, the rt values rose concurrently with ...199910088705
morphometric analysis of the skull of the sahel goat breed: basic and clinical anatomy.the work reports morphometric analysis of the skulls of the sahel breed of goat. the calculated metric data (mean +/- sd) included the condylobasal length, 16.94 +/- 1.39 cm, while the orbital circumference was 11.30 +/- 0.48 cm. the foramen magnum height and width were 1.82 +/- 0.11 cm and 1.85 +/- 0.15 cm respectively while the foramen magnum index was 89.81 +/- 8.71. animals above one year of age had significantly higher values for orbital length including horizontal and vertical diameters, o ...200920578673
comparative multivariate analysis of biometric traits of west african dwarf and red sokoto goats.the population structure of 302 randomly selected west african dwarf (wad) and red sokoto (rs) goats was examined using multivariate morphometric analyses. this was to make the case for conservation, rational management and genetic improvement of these two most important nigerian goat breeds. fifteen morphometric measurements were made on each individual animal. rs goats were superior (p<0.05) to the wad for the body size and skeletal proportions investigated. the phenotypic variability between ...201021080228
a rare case of left additional renal artery in a nigerian goat.the report of the occurrence of additional renal arteries in domestic animals is rare in the literature. we report a case of an additional renal artery in the left kidney found in a red sokoto goat cadaver. the additional renal artery originated from the abdominal aorta 3.80 cm cranial to the origin of the main renal artery. the additional renal artery was relatively long, being 6.30 cm from its origin to the cranial pole region of the kidney where it supplied the kidney. this to the best of our ...201021287980
influence of crop residue ration supplementation on the attainment of puberty and postpartum reproductive activities of red sokoto goats.the general objective of this study was to come up with an appropriate, affordable and locally available crop residue supplementation package that would enhance reproductive performance in small ruminants. specifically, 28 red sokoto weaner does between 3 and 4 months of age weighing between 2 and 3 kg were used in the first experiment to determine the influence of crop residue supplementation on age and weight at puberty as determined by blood progesterone levels. in the second experiment, anot ...200519112710
milk production by agropastoral red sokoto goats in nigeria.the mild yield characteristics of smallholder agropastoral fulani red sokoto goats were evaluated using records obtained from a total of 92 does in 6 herds, collected over a 2-year period. the results indicated that the total yield was 79.8 +/- 3.2 kg, the daily yield 0.66 +/- 0.03 kg, the peak yield 1.21 +/- 0.07 kg and the day of peak production 28.7 +/- 2.1 day of lactation. the milk yield characteristics were highly variable with a coefficient of variability of 38.6% to 69.8%. the characteri ...200212537390
some plasma biochemical changes in experimental trypanosoma brucei infection of sokoto red goats.plasma biochemical changes were studied for 8 consecutive weeks in sokoto red goats experimentally infected by intravenous route injection of 1.6 x 10(7) trypanosoma brucei. the strain 8/18 was highly infective. the mean packed cell volume significantly decreased from 1 to 8 weeks post-infection (pi) at p < 0.05. during this period, the mean plasma total bilirubin concentrations significantly increased (p < 0.05). the mean plasma direct and indirect bilirubin concentrations significantly increas ...19921339997
changes in levels of transaminases in goats experimentally infected with trypanosoma congolense.goats were experimentally infected with trypanosoma congolense and then treated with berenil after 9 days of infection. the infection produced increases in glutamate oxalacetate transaminase (got) and glutamate pyruvic transaminase (gpt) values. mean got values in infected west african dwarf goats were generally lower than in infected red sokoto goats. treatment with berenil did not produce any significant effect on their levels probably because of the relapse infection recorded in this study.19921339996
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