bluetongue in exotic sheep in cameroon.bluetongue virus (btv) was diagnosed in the animal research institute, mankon, bamenda from tissue samples collected from five sheep of exotic breeds which had died of suspected bluetongue in a series of outbreaks between june and october 1982. five serotypes btv 1, 4, 5, 12 and 14 were isolated during the period mentioned. similar disease occurred during june of the following year and btv type 16 was isolated from a spleen sample from a dead sheep.19852997957
disease and mortality in small ruminants in the north west province of cameroon.mortality rates and the prevalence of disease were assessed in 115 flocks of traditionally managed sheep and goats in two divisions of the north west province of cameroon by means of a questionnaire to the owners. the mortality rate was significantly higher in sheep than in goats and also higher in young stock than in adults. tethering the animals during the day resulted in significantly lower mortality in both adult and young sheep and also in kids. disease problems of small ruminants, identifi ...19892799946
management and productivity of small ruminants in the north west province of cameroon.a survey showed that in the north west province of cameroon 92% of the farmers rear goats as against only 21% who rear sheep. the main constraint on sheep husbandry appeared to be a traditional belief that keeping sheep adversely affects a woman's fertility. flock sizes are small (three to 48, median seven) but there was some tendency towards larger numbers in mixed flocks. there were considerably more females than males. six systems for managing small ruminants were identified. the most widely ...19892749905
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