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Investigating the Environmental Effects of Urban Livestock Keeping: Which Types of Livestock Pose More Serious Problems?

Urban livestock keeping has remained one of the key urban livelihoods in spite of the negative environmental consequences it causes to urban dwellers. A study was conducted in two municipalities of Dodoma and Morogoro, examining the effects of livestock keeping on the environment and on the community. Primary data were collected at household level through…
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Quality Evaluation of Protein Enriched Low Sugar Functional Cookies Incorporated with Carabeef Powder and Inulin

The present study was carried out to develop and evaluate quality characteristics of functional cookies incorporated with carabeef powder and inulin. Protein rich cookies were prepared by incorporation of 50% carabeef powder as protein source and further functionality of cookies was improved by replacing sugar with 15, 20 and 25% inulin during dough preparation. Among…
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Aqueous Extract of the Stem Bark of Baillonella toxisperma and Its Protective Effects on Dexamethasone Induced Insulin Resistance in Rats

To evaluate the effects of the aqueous extract of Baillonella toxisperma stem bark on dexamethasone induced insulin resistance in rats, a quantitative phytochemical study has done extract for the quantification of bioactive compound such as: total phenol, flavonoid, and flavonol. The induction of insulin resistance has been done by intraperitoneal injection of dexamethasone (1 mg/kg)…
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External Eostrus Signs, Hormonal Profile and PreWeaning Performance of FI Piglets of Pigs Fed Soya Bean Meal Replaced Blood Meal Diets

The focus of this study was to evaluate the effects of feeding pigs soya bean meal (SBM) replaced blood meal (BM) diets on external eostrus signs, hormonal profile and pre-weaning performance of FI piglets. Blood was collected from apparently healthy cattle at slaughter; boiled, sun dried and used to formulate starter and finisher diets (T1,…
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Normal Hematological Parameters of Barb Horses Raised in Tiaret, West of Algeria

Barb horse, pride of the Berbers, is a famous Maghreb horse of a particular significance in the Algerian history, tradition and culture. This study aims to establish the hematologic values specific to the barb horse in the national stud farm “Chaou-Chaoua” in Tiaret, Algeria. Age of the studied animals varied between 1 and 23 years.…
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Recent Studies on the Longevity and Fecundity of Gasteroclisus rhomboidalis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaranthus Species

Both the cultivated and the wild spinach (Amaranthus species) have been found to be host to an important beetle pest Gasteroclisus rhomboidalis. The longevity of the beetles was studied under a variety of conditions. It was observed that the life span of the beetles varied widely with the beetles capable of leaving up to 70…
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The Breakthrough of Nanotechnology to Veterinary Parasitology Research

Nanotechnology has given the tools to human and non-human medicine to improve treatments and to develop effective immune responses against infectious agents. This technology involves the production and use of physical, chemical or biological systems at submicron scales. The funding for nanotechnology research has reached the house of hundreds of million dollars worldwide, including the…
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Diseases of Ruminants in Tigrai Regional State, Northern Ethiopia

Diseases are the major detriment in ruminant production and productivity in the study districts. A cross sectional study was conducted to assess the major animal diseases of ruminants. About 461 species of ruminants were examined and diagnosed tentatively. Similarly, samples were collected and identified in the laboratory for confirmation of the cases. Of the clinically…
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Sarcoptic Mange Mites in Dogs and Treatment

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the ivermectin tablet administered orally for Sarcoptes scabiei treatment in naturally infested dogs. Fourteen dogs (7 males and 7 females) mongrel dogs, one to five years-old presenting positive skin scrapings for S. scabiei mites, distributed into two groups with equal proportions of both sexes,…
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Leptin Receptors in Galea Spixii

The spix’s yellow-toothed cavy, (Galea spixii), is a small rodent found in South America. Due to its adaptability, prolificity and low dietary requirements, the cavy has significant social importance, as it represents a source of unconventional and low-cost animal protein mainly for low-income communities Studies aimed at understanding the reproductive dynamics of these animals have…
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