Works Under Veterinary Medicine

Dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis canis) infestation in horse

Abstract:             The horses were stable together with cattle and buffaloes. Among all animals only one horse diagnosed as being infested with dog flea Ctenocephalides canis canis, where as other animals and horse having no infestation of flea. Horse successfully treated with synthetic pyrithroide viz. cypermethrine by spraying.  Key words: Ctenocephalides canis canis, Horse, Cypermethrin.  

Gonadal and Extragonadal Sperm Reserves of Yankasa Rams Experimentally Infected with Fasciola gigantica in Zaria, Nigeria

dth: 0px; "> Gonadal and extragonadal sperm reserves of 12 Yankasa rams aged 18-24 months, were determined following experimental Fasciola gigantica infection over a 12 week study period. Seven out of the 12 rams serving as the infected group were orally inoculated with 800 Fasciola gigantica metacercariae while the remaining 5 rams serving as control were orally give normal saline, and monitored for 12weeks before removal of the testes by open castration. The dimensions of the testicl...

Morphological and Craniometric Features of the Skull of African Savanna Hare (Lepus microtis) Found in North-Central Nigeria

AbstractAfrican savanna hare (Lepus microtis) belonging to the family Leporidae, is a placental mammal with vast economic and scientific importance ranging from the major source of protein for the teaming population to models of laboratory and genetic studies as well as valued game reserve. The aim of this study was to investigate the morphology and craniometric features of the skull of African savanna hare found in North-central Nigeria in an attempt t...

Prevalence of Canine Distemper Virus in Dogs in Northern Plateau State, Nigeria

This study investigated the prevalence of Canine Distemper (CD) Antigen indogs in three major clinics in Northern part of Plateau State. A total of 150 bloodsamples were and sera were used to test for CD Antigen using Rapid CDV Ag Test Kitwhich is a chromatographic immunoassay for qualitative detection of Canine DistemperVirus (CDV) antigen. Associations between factors were analyzed using Chi square at95% confidence interval. A prevalence of 45.33% was recorded. There was significantdifferen...

Histomorphometric evaluation of adult male rabbit testicular tissue exposed to giant milk weed (Calotropis procera) treatment

Objectives: This study was designed to investigate the effects of liquid extract of Calotropis procera (CP) on the testicular structure and functions of adult male rabbits. CP, commonly known as ‘ewe bomubomu’ in Nigeria, contains a toxic milky sap that is extremely bitter; the milky sap contains a complex mix of chemicals. This plant is most popular and commonly used among the Fulanis in Nigeria to process cheese.Methods: Twelve adult male rabbits weighing between 1–2 kg were used f...