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1 Jamilu Runka Yahaya 2015 Body condition scoring in relationship to the health status of sheep in Samaru Zaria Federal University, Dutsin-Ma,#67 Along Katsina-Kankara Road,Dutsin-Ma, Katsina StateP.M.B. 5001, Dutsin-Ma. International Journal of Development Research, India www.journalijdr.com A study was carried out to determine the body condition of sheep brought to the Large Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with major health complaints and to compare with the evaluations in apparently healthy sheep kept at the University Farm, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria during the same period. The animals were divided into two groups; 40 sheep brought to the Clinic for various health reasons and the second group of 30 apparently healthy sheep. Within the clinically evaluated group, the overall mean (±SD) body length obtained from the 40 animals was 94.2±16.5 cm, the overall mean (±SD) body height was 69.1±11.8 cm, while the overall mean (±SD) chest girth obtained from the same 40 animals was 61.8±13.0 cm. So also, the highest correlation was found between body weight and height (r = 0.899) followed by chest girth (r = 0.863) and lastly body length (r = 0.676).This shows that chest girth and body height have the lowest deviation from their respective mean as well as highest coefficient of correlation and hence are best used to predict live weight. The study also shows that there is a significant decrease in the body condition score of local sheep afflicted by different disease conditions (P < 0.05). Based on the findings of the present study, the body weight has high correlation with the chest girth circumference and height, and may be used by farmers to evaluate live weight of their animals and use as selection criteria to improve meat production and in experimental works.
2 Jamilu, R.Y., Bakari, N.A., Abdulhadi, J.B., Junaidu, S. 2015 A field survey on the assessment of awareness about contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in rural pastoral communities of Dutsinma region, Katsina state, Nigeria Federal University, Dutsin-Ma,#67 Along Katsina-Kankara Road,Dutsin-Ma, Katsina StateP.M.B. 5001, Dutsin-Ma. Scientific Journal of Veterinary Advances, Turkey. 2015 www.sjournals.com A field survey was conducted to assess the level of awareness about Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in rural pastoral communities of Dutsinma Region, Katsina state. Structured questionnaires and methods of participatory epidemiology were employed to generate data during the survey. It was observed that CBPP level of awareness in Dutsinma region is significantly associated with risk factors (p < 0.05). The study also shows that the level of awareness is not significantly associated with age of agro pastoralist in the region (p < 0.05). It was concluded that Most of the pastoralists in the region can only recognize signs such as coughing and labored breathing which are only evident during acute stage of the disease. Therefore, subclinical or chronic CBPP forms may likely have been passed unnoticed and thus unreported. Also, CBPP level of awareness in Dutsinma region is significantly associated with risk factors (livestock stocking density, herd type and location, climate change, sharing feed and water source and extensive grazing) and hence the need for Public health sensitization campaigns and the provision of grazing and watering facilities for livestock.
3 Jamilu, R.Y., Abdulhadi., J.B., Umar, T.Y., Junaidu, S., Tinuke, A., Gide, M., Bawa, A.J. 2015 A cross sectional study on Directly Observed Routine Immunization Session in Dutsinma, Katsina state Nigeria Federal University, Dutsin-Ma,#67 Along Katsina-Kankara Road,Dutsin-Ma, Katsina StateP.M.B. 5001, Dutsin-Ma. International Journal of Current Research, India. www.journalcra.com A cross sectional study was conducted to directly observe and supervise Routine Immunization (RI) Sessions in Dutsin about RI in caregivers through exit interviews. The study shows that caregivers in Dutsinma LGA are aware of RI (P<0.05). Traditional leaders, volunteer community Mobilizers and health workers have been identif Community linkages is very effective in Dutsinma LGA as the survey shows that 80% of the HFs supervised do have an evidence of monthly Village development committees minute The impact of traditional leaders, volunteer community Mobilizers and Health workers on social mobilization for routine immunization is very effective. for a continuous supportive supervision in t immunization.