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economic valuation of sheep genetic resources: implications for sustainable utilization in the kenyan semi-arid tropics.sheep, recognised as one of the important livestock species especially in the semi-arid tropics with high genetic resource potentials, can be exploited through sustainable utilization in order to improve livestock keepers' livelihoods. this study presents the evaluation of the economic values of sheep genetic resources (sgr) in terms of the important non-market traits embedded in sheep and how this information can be utilised to improve livelihoods in semi-arid regions. the results obtained from ...200818975126
rift valley fever outbreak in livestock in kenya, 2006-2007.we analyzed the extent of livestock involvement in the latest rift valley fever (rvf) outbreak in kenya that started in december 2006 and continued until june 2007. when compared with previous rvf outbreaks in the country, the 2006-07 outbreak was the most extensive in cattle, sheep, goats, and camels affecting thousands of animals in 29 of 69 administrative districts across six of the eight provinces. this contrasted with the distribution of approximately 700 human rvf cases in the country, whe ...201020682907
characterization of indigenous fat-tailed and fat-rumped hair sheep in kenya: diversity in blood proteins.this paper reports the variation in five blood proteins from five populations of sheep found in kenya. blood samples were collected from a total of 309 adult sheep of both sexes in kwale, makueni and kakamega districts for the fat-tailed sheep and in isiolo district for the fat-rumped hair sheep. fine-wooled merino sheep were used in this study as the reference population. transferrin, esterase-a and esterase-c were polymorphic in all the populations investigated, while albumin was monomorphic f ...200212537389
observations on rinderpest in kenya, 1986-1989.rinderpest was confirmed in kenya in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989. three epidemiologically distinct events appear to have occurred: repeated outbreaks in west pokot district related to cross-border movement of stock, an outbreak in marsabit district in 1987 (thought to have been caused by illegal movement of cattle, possibly in vehicles, from countries further north) and a series of related outbreaks in and near nairobi between 1988 and 1989 due to the unauthorized movement from abattoirs and holdi ...19921472724
prevalence of besnoitiosis in domestic ruminants in kenya: a preliminary survey.a preliminary survey on the prevalence of besnoitiosis in domestic ruminants in kenya based on field and farm visits, clinical and post mortem examinations and histopathological examination of tissues and biopsies, showed that goats are the most affected, followed by cattle, while sheep were unaffected. caprine besnoitiosis occurred in a continuous belt in 5 of the 8 provinces in kenya stretching from the coast, eastern, north eastern, nairobi and the rift valley provinces. mandera, in the north ...199910855837
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