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  • 1. TRANSMISSION OF MONKEYPOX VIRUS ON ANIMAL AND HUMANS IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE INFORMATION Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. CDC. (2015) Symptoms begin with fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes, and feeling tired.[1] This is then followed by a rash that forms blisters and crusts over.[1] The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is around 10 days.[1] The duration of symptoms is typical...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  44 engagements | 

  • 2. GENETIC EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE AND BLOOD BIOCHEMISTRY IN JAPANESE QUAIL

    » ABSTRACT A study was conducted in a Northern Guinea Savannah region to evaluate the growth, reproductive and blood biochemistry parameters of parents and their offspring in Japanese quail. A total of two hundred and twenty Day old chicks (DOC) were used in the base generation and six hundred and thirty DOC were used in the first generation. A digital scale of sensitivity (0.01 g) was used to take ...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  29 engagements | 

  • 3. INFLUENCE OF GENOTYPE AND FEED RESTRICTION ON POST-WEANING GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF...

    » ABSTRACT Data on 102 progeny of New Zealand White (NZ), Chinchilla (CH) and Dutch (DU) breeds of rabbits and their crossbreds obtained from birth to 14 weeks were used for this study. Genotype and feeding regime were the factors of interest. The genotypes were New Zealand White x New Zealand White (NZxNZ), Chinchilla×Chinchilla (CHxCH), Dutch×Dutch (DU×DU), New Zealand White x Ch...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  30 engagements | 

  • 4. INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECT OF ANIMAL METABOLISM ON URBAN HEAT ISLAND PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT Energy and climate are highly associated with the built environment. Built environment is not only comprised of building collections, but also the physical results of various economic, social and environmental processes (Santamouris & Asimakopoulos, 2001). Urban micro climate change effects can be seen when major cities experience the formation of urban heat islands, due to urban expa...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  29 engagements | 

  • 5. PERFORMANCE OF WEANER AND GROWER PIGS FED DIETS CONTAINING GRADED LEVELS OF SOYB...

    » ABSTRACT Twenty four weaner pigs were used in a study to evaluate the response of weaner and grower pigs to diets containing graded levels of toasted soybean hull (SBH).In experiment 1(growing phase), twenty four male hybrid (large white x landrace) weaner pigs, about 6 weeks old, weighing 5.92 6.85kg were randomly divided into four groups of six pigs each using a completely randomized design (CRD...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  29 engagements | 

  • 6. THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT ENZYME SUBSTRATES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS FED PEE...

    » ABSTRACT An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of using two different enzyme substrates on the performance of broilers fed peeled cassava root meal (PCRM), in a 3 x 3 factorial arrangement in a completely randomised design experiment. One hundred and eighty nine broiler chicks aged 14 days were assigned to nine experimental diets where PCRM replaced maize at 0, 50 and 75 percent l...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  27 engagements | 

  • 7. THE EFFECT OF SOAKED CASSAVA PEEL MEAL SUPPLEMENTED WITH ENZYME AS REPLACEMENT F...

    » ABSTRACT Recently, the nutritional status of the populace in most developing countries is predominantly marked by inadequate protein intake both in quantity and quality (Taiwo et al., 2005). Efforts are being directed towards exploring all reasonable options to meet the recommended level at a reduced cost. Poultry production is a good source of animal protein and contributes immensely in boosting ...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 8. NUTRITIONAL PHYTOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL CONTENT OF BOMBAX COSTATUM LEAVES

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0. INTRODUCTION: Plants have been an important source of medicine for thousands of years. Even today, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 80% of people still rely primarily on traditional remedies such as herbs for their medicines. The medicinal value of these plants is due to the presence of a variety of phytochemicals and their elemental composition. The role o...Continue Reading »

    75 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 9. QUALITY, ACCEPTABILITY AND MICROBIAL COMPOSITION OF ENSILED BREWERIES SPENT GRAI...

    » CHAPTER ONE Great emphasis continue to be placed on research into the use of alternative feedstuff for energy sources for livestock production in Nigeria as one of the major problem of ruminant animal production is forage scarcity especially in the dry season. During the rainy season, forages are relatively available and animals may gain weight easily and remain thrifty. The next six months are al...Continue Reading »

    80 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 10. EFFECT OF TOASTED ICICINIA MANI (EFIK-ISONG) BASED DIETS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF W...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Animal protein in most of the developing countries is not readily available to the populace due to the high cost of production faced by the livestock industry. This is largely due to the high cost of livestock feed. Feed contribute about 60% of the total cost of production. This is as a result of the unavailability and high cost of the conventional feedstuffs like maiz...Continue Reading »

    80 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 11. TRANSMISSION OF EBOLA VIRUS ON ANIMAL AND HUMANS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND INFORMATION Transboundary animal diseases may be defined as those epidemic diseases which are highly contagious or transmissible and have the potential for very rapid spread irrespective of national borders, causing serious socio economic and possible health consequences (FAO, 2004). They constitute only a small minority of the infectious diseases that affect li...Continue Reading »

    80 pages |  41 engagements | 

  • 12. THE EFFECT OF STORAGE METHODS ON EGG QUALITY AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF BROW...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Eggs (like other agricultural products) are perishable and consequently require proper and effective storage to reduce post harvest losses. Eggs are delicacies relished in both rural and urban areas with chicken eggs being the most popularly produced and consumed (Fasina et al., 2012). Eggs are highly palatable and can be prepared or utilized in a number of ...Continue Reading »

    80 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 13. ASSESSMENT OF WEIGHT GAIN BETWEEN INDIGENOUS AND EXOTIC BREED OF BROILER

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Poultry farming involves, domesticating birds such as chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. They are raised primarily for meat production. Chickens raised for eggs are referred to as laying hens while chicken raised for meat are referred to as broilers. Exotic chickens are raised in specialized caging systems, they are fed with specialized formula...Continue Reading »

    75 pages |  32 engagements | 

  • 14. INVESTIGATION ON THE INFLUENCE/PREVALENCE OF POULTRY DISEASE AND IT'S MORTALITY ...

    » CHAPTER ON INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Agriculture in Nigeria has remained the largest sector contributing nearly 39% to the gross domestic product for the past two decades and employing nearly 60% of its workforce. Over 80% of the country’s population in the rural areas is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture for its livelihood (NBC,2005). The Nigeria livestock resources...Continue Reading »

    80 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 15. THE IDENTIFICATION AND ISOLATION OF NERMATODE AFFECTING TOMATOES GROWTH

    » INTRODUCTION Nematodes are tiny, thread like worms measuring 0.0 15 inch to 0.187 inch in length. They are either free living parasitic or saprophytic, identified on the basis of shapes, size and special structures. The females become swollen and flask shaped as a result of accumulation of eggs with the anus virtually terminal in position, while the males are vermiform (Sherf and Macnah, 1986; Chi...Continue Reading »

    80 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 16. ANTHROPOD PREDATORS AND INSECT PEST CONTROL

    » ABSTRACT Insect pests are those insect species that are injurious or a nuisance. They cause injury or damage to crops in the field and grains in storage. Man and his domesticated animals are also attacked by insect pests. Arthropod predators belong to the phylum Arthropoda and are most times beneficial in the control of insect pests. Arthropod predators are members of the phylum Arthropoda which c...Continue Reading »

    80 pages |  32 engagements | 

  • 17. THE IDENTIFICATION AND ISOLATION OF NEMATODE AFFECTING TOMATOES GROWTH

    » Nematodes are tiny, thread like worms measuring 0.0 15 inch to 0.187 inch in length. They are either free living parasitic or saprophytic, identified on the basis of shapes, size and special structures. The females become swollen and flask shaped as a result of accumulation of eggs with the anus virtually terminal in position, while the males are vermiform (Sherf and Macnah, 1986; Chitwood, 1949; ...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  47 engagements | 

  • 18. THE BEHAVIORAL TERATOGENIC EFFECT OF CIMETIDINE ON THE OFFSPRINGS OF ALBINO RA...

    » THE ROLE OF SEX HORMONES During childhood, the capacity of sexual response and the experience of sexual pleasure as well as the potential for orgasm exists at least in a proportion of children whether this apparently variable potential among children reflects different learning experiences during childhood, different opportunities for realizing the potential or different gentile influences is not ...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  52 engagements | 

  • 19. EFFECTS OF SOIL EROSION

    » 2.2 LITERATURE REVIEW The effect of soil erosion is a worldwide phenomena particularly because of its adverse effects on man. As a result a lot of literature exists on these issues. A review of the ones relevant for this study will be discussed. 1. EFFECTS OF SOIL EROSION/ CAUSES Soil erosion has been identified as a serious environment problem with a multiplicity of social and economic consequenc...Continue Reading »

    56 pages |  50 engagements | 

  • 20. ARTHROPOD PREDATORS AND INSECT PEST CONTROL

    » 2.0 INSECT PESTS The concise oxford dictionary of the English language define pest as a troublesome or destructive person, or things. Williams [1947]state that an insect pest is any pest in the wrong place. The classification of an insect as a pest is a subjective one based on its potential damage to human purposes or natural habitats and eco system. Insect pests are said to be able to kill agricu...Continue Reading »

    71 pages |  44 engagements |