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milk production of west african dwarf goats in the gambia.goats are important in the low-input systems of west africa and their main importance lies in their role for income and saving. in addition, it is known that milk offtake for home consumption is also important. in order to obtain information about the real importance of milk offtake, a recording scheme was operated in 27 villages in the central river division of the gambia from july 1998 until january 2000. detailed information was obtained from about 1500 kiddings. in the recording scheme, any ...200616986773
point seroprevalence survey of ehrlichia ruminantium infection in small ruminants in the gambia.using the map1-b enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, we tested 1,318 serum samples collected from sheep and goats at 28 sites in the five divisions of the gambia to determine the ehrlichia ruminantium seroprevalence rates and to assess the risk for heartwater. about half (51.6%) of 639 sheep were positive, with seroprevalence rates per site varying between 6.9% and 100%. the highest seroprevalence was detected in the western part of the country (88.1% in the western division and 62.1% in the lowe ...200515817758
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