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Dairy cattle husbandry among women farmers in Vihiga District: prospects and constraints
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of women in livestock production, and in particular dairy production, as a complimentary, income-generating activity which significantly contributes to the overall ...
Effects of Water Sources and Watering Frequency for Dairy Cattle on Water offered and Milk Production in Kiambu District
Data on water sources, mode of offer, watering frequency, amount of water offered, body weights and milk yield were collected from 21 randomly selected smallholder farms by means of farm visits and questionnaires ...
Evaluation of the use of Milk Urea Nitrogen (Mun) as an Indicator of Nutritional Status of Dairy Cattle in Smallholder Farms in Kiambu District
A survey was conducted to evaluate the use of Milk Urea Nitrogen as an indicator of nutrition status of lactating animals. Twenty-seven animals in a randomly selected sample of 21 farms in Kiambu District were monitored ...
Relationship between production performance and responses of blood chemistry to different physiological states in dairy cattle
The aim aiof the research presented in this thesis was to study t he changes "that occur' in blood chemistry as a result of some common physiological f act ors (age, late pregnancy , early lactation, starvation, and s tress ...
Studies of fluoride dietary sources, effects on milk production, excretion in dairy cattle and toxicity in rats
Excessive ingestion of fluoride can cause dental and skeletal lesions and in severe circumstances adversely affect health and productivity performance of domestic animals. The objectives of this study were to investigate ...
Epidemiology and control of gastrointestinal parasite infections of dairy cattle in Kiambu district, Kenya and in Denmark with emphasis on parasitic gastroenteritis
a) Field survey The present study was designed to establish a profile of gastrointestinal (GI) parasites and to determine the influence of season, farm, age and sex on their prevalence, burden and distribution in dairy ...