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Exposure assessment of potentially toxic trace elements in indigenous goats in the rural communal production systems of the nort

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
J.A. Meyer and N.H. Casey Page: 219 - 222

Recent advances in analytical techniques have allowed hydro-geochemical databases to form an essential component of animal and human epidemiological studies. Geographically localised communities and livestock production systems have a higher incidence of risk factors, and therefore baseline concentrations of key…

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Goat semen preserved at 4 °C until 76 hours before artificial insemination: Different attempts to maintain the fertility

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
B. Leboeuf, P. Guillouet, J.L. Bonné, Y. Forgerit and M. Magistrini Page: 233 - 235

The aim of this study was to evaluate the extender composition, presence or absence of seminal plasma and dilution rate of spermatozoa for the preservation of fresh semen during three days before artificial insemination (AI). The percentage of kidding was…

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The acaricidal effect of the essential oil of Ageratum houstonianum Mill. flowers on ticks (Rhipicephalus lunulatus) in Cameroon

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
T.E. Pamo, F. Tendonkeng, J.R. Kana, G. Tenekeu, L.A. Tapondjou and V. Khan Payne Page: 244 - 247

The acaricidal effect of the essential oil of the flowers of Ageratum houstonianum on Rhipicephalus lunulatus was tested in the Laboratory of Parasitology of the University of Dschang in the Western Highlands zone of Cameroon. Five doses of the essential…

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Effects of feeding sericea lespedeza hay to goats infected with Haemonchus contortus

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
S.A. Shaik, T.H. Terrill, J.E. Miller, B. Kouakou, G. Kannan, R.K. Kallu and J.A. Mosjidis Page: 248 - 250

Infection with gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) is a primary constraint to economic goat production in the southern USA. Anthelmintic resistance is highly prevalent in goat nematodes in this region, and non-chemical control methods are needed. Grazing of forages containing condensed tannins…

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The effects of five anthelmintic treatment regimens on milk production in goats naturally infected by gastrointestinal nematodes

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
V. Veneziano, R. Rubino, V. Fedele, L. Rinaldi, M. Santaniello, M. Schioppi, C. Cascone, M. Pizzillo and G. Cringoli Page: 251 -

A study was carried out in Southern Italy on 90 Siriana breed goats with naturally occurring infections of gastrointestinal nematodes. Six similar groups of 15 goats were formed, one untreated control group and five groups treated once with ivermectin (I…

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Diseases and mortality of goat kids in a South African milk goat herd

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
E.F. Donkin and P.A. Boyazoglu Page: 258 - 261

Saanen milk goats were crossed with South African Indigenous goats to evaluate productivity, milk production and disease incidence, and to assess their suitability for milk production by small-scale farmers and households in developing areas. Goat kids were separated from their…

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