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Prevalence of gastrointestinal protozoa and association with risk factors in free range pigs in kenya
(University of Nairobi, 2010)
Ethnobotanical survey of biopesticides and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Meru central district of Kenya
Ethnopharmacological relevance: The purpose of this study was to carry out a survey and document plants used in Meru-central district by traditional healers with emphasis on those used as biopesticides. Materials and ...
Institutional and organizational frameworks for dairy and beef cattle recording in Kenya: a review and opportunities for improvement
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,, 2011)
To facilitate livestock improvement in developing countries, records on animal populations and their various productivity levels are important. However, in these countries, livestock recording presents a huge challenge. ...
Choice of Fresh Vegetable Retail Outlets by Developing-Country Urban Consumers: The Case of Kale Consumers in Nairobi, Kenya
Fresh produce retailing in many developing-country urban centers is changing with the recent emergence and rapid growth of supermarkets and specialty stores. These retail outlets are competing with the traditional wet ...
Cattle Farmers’ Preferences for Disease-Free Zones in Kenya: An application of the Choice Experiment Method
Management of livestock diseases is important in ensuring food safety to consumers in both domestic and export markets. Various measures are prescribed under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) agreement of ...
Drivers of the transition from pastoralism to vegetable farming in Africa’s arid and semi arid areas and implications for soil fertility management: The case of Kenyan pastoralists
(Academic Journals, 2012-04)
The arid and semi arid areas comprise a large percentage of the land area in Africa. Communities in these areas have over the years depended on livestock production for livelihood. Livestock has traditionally served as ...
Knowledge of Mange among Masai Pastoralists in Kenya
Background: Pastoralists in low-income countries usually live in close proximity to their animals and thus represent an important repository of information about livestock disease. Since wild and domestic animals often ...
The Impact Of Cultivation On Above Ground Primary Production, Species Diversity And Density In The Rangelands Of Laikipia District, Kenya
Rangelands are traditionally used for livestock and wildlife production but have increasingly been put under crop cultivation in the recent past. Though land transformation for agricultural production has historic, economic, ...
Optimisation of breeding schemes for litter size, lambing interval, body weight and parasite resistance for sheep in Kenya
The current study optimised breeding schemes for litter size (LS), lambing interval (LI), body weight (BW) and gastrointestinal parasite resistance for sheep in Kenya. Selection for the breeding goal traits was performed ...
Causes of calf mortality in peri-urban area of Nairobi, Kenya
Abstract The study reported data from 507 post-mortem records in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya. The records were from carcasses ...