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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 ...
Acute, sub-chronic and chronic toxicity of Solanum incanum L in sheep in Kenya
A study was carried out to determine the toxicity of unripe fruits of Solanum incanum L in sheep. The sheep were orally drenched with dried unripe fruits powder of S. incanum L at dose rates varying from 1,200mg to 3,600 ...
Increasing accuracy in estimation of economic values for resistance to gastrointestinal helminths in meat sheep
The impact of utilising different indices and numbers of index traits in estimation of economic values (EVs) for resistance to gastrointestinal (GI) helminths were investigated. Seven indices based on yearling weight (YW), ...