International Journal of Animal Research

  • Improving cryopreservation capacity of ram spermatozoa by supplementing the diluent with melatonin

    Improving cryopreservation capacity of ram spermatozoa by supplementing the diluent with melatonin Marwa A. Khalifa Department of Animal and Poultry Physiology, Division of Animal and Poultry Production, Desert Research Center, Matariya, Cairo, Egypt. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the efficiency of supplementing ram semen extender with melatonin on cryopreservation capacity of spermatozoa. A total of 80 ejaculates were collected from 5 Barki rams, 16 ejaculates each, by an artificial vagina throughout the period from January – February,…

  • Artificial Breeding of African Cat Fish in the Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria

    Artificial Breeding of African Cat Fish in the Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria Kubkomawa, H. I., Gafda, M., Musa, F. M., Mallum, A. P., Ibrahim, P., Yunusa, M. and Kwankwa, T. Department of Fisheries Technology, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria The objective of the study was to determine the hatchability rate of African cat fish eggs under artificial condition in Adamawa State, the guinea savannah zone of Nigeria. The female fish was artificially induced using ovaprim at…

  • Privilege of Gum Arabic inclusion in semen extender compared with egg yolk on the Herri ram’s subsequent fertility outcomes

    Privilege of Gum Arabic inclusion in semen extender compared with egg yolk on the Herri ram’s subsequent fertility outcomes Mohamed Ali1 and Moustafa M. Zeitoun1,2* 1Department of Animal Production and Breeding, Qassim University, College of 2Department of Animal and Fish Production, College of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Egypt. This experiment was designed to scrutinize effects of inclusion of Gum Arabic versus egg yolk in either fresh or frozen extender for Herri ram’ semen on subsequent pregnancy rate. Semen ejaculates were collected…

  • Effect of supplementing ram semen extender with melatonin on oxidative stress indices and physical properties of chilled spermatozoa

    Effect of supplementing ram semen extender with melatonin on oxidative stress indices and physical properties of chilled spermatozoa Marwa A. Khalifa Department of Animal and Poultry Physiology, Division of Animal and Poultry Production, Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt. The current study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of supplementing ram semen extender with melatonin on chilled storage capacity of spermatozoa. Eighty ejaculates were collected from 5 Barki rams, 16 ejaculates each, using an artificial vagina throughout the period from January –…

  • Influence of Breed, Season, Age and Body Condition Score (Bcs) on Litter Size of Goats Reared

    Influence of Breed, Season, Age and Body Condition Score (Bcs) on Litter Size of Goats Reared in Mubi, the Guinea Savanah Zone of Nigeria Tizhe, M.A., Shua, N. J., Kubkomawa, H.I. and Kwaji, D. T. Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria A two year study was conducted to investigate the effects of breed, year, season, age and body condition score on litter sizes of goats reared in Mubi, guinea savannah zone of…

  • Correlation Between Udder Traits With Breed, Live Weight, Age and Parity in Respect to Milk Production of Indigenous Goats

    Correlation Between Udder Traits With Breed, Live Weight, Age and Parity in Respect to Milk Production of Indigenous Goats in Adamawa State, North-eastern Nigeria Raphel, J.1, Tizhe, M.A.2, Shua, J.N.2 and Kubkomawa, H.I.2 1. Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria 2. Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, The Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B 35 Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria The objective of the study is to correlate between udder traits with breed, live weight,…

  • Consumers Understanding and Utilization of labels used in Dairy Products

    Consumers Understanding and Utilization of labels used in Dairy Products Priyajoy Kar1*, H.R. Meena2 and A.P. Verma1 1Dairy Extension Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-13200 (Haryana) 2Faculty of Dairy Extension Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-13200 (Haryana) This study was conducted to determine the consumers understanding regarding the food labels in the dairy products and to find out its utility in consumers daily life. Primary data was collected by interviewing 200 consumers (NDRI and GADVASU milk parlor), who were the…

  • Relevance of probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic supplementations on hemato-biochemical parameters, metabolic hormones, biometric measurements and carcass characteristics of sub-tropical Noemi lambs

    Relevance of probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic supplementations on hemato-biochemical parameters, metabolic hormones, biometric measurements and carcass characteristics of sub-tropical Noemi lambs S.F El-Mehanna1, M.M. Abdelsalam1, N.M. Hashem2, , K.E.M. El-Azrak2, M.M. Mansour3 and M.M Zeitoun1,2* 1Department of Animal Production and Breeding, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University 51452, KSA 2Department of Animal and Fish Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt 3Department of Animal and Poultry Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, Egypt. The effects of probiotic,…

  • Incidence of Clostridium perfringens in Intestinal Contents of Domestic Livestock Detected by PCR

    Incidence of Clostridium perfringens in Intestinal Contents of Domestic Livestock Detected by PCR Asghar Arshi1, Sajad Nikkhah2, Hamidreza Kabiri3, Arman Akbarpour2, Rassoul Hashemzehi4, Behnaz Mansouri2, Ayse Kilic5, Esmaeil Mahmoudi2* 1. Young Researchers and Elite Club, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran 2. Biotechnology Research Center, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord Branch, Shahrekord, Iran 3. Young Researchers and Elite Club, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran 4. Department of Genetics, Fars Science & Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran…

  • Development of Novel Mineral Licks (Toka) and the Livestock Industry Boom in North-eastern Nigeria

    Development of Novel Mineral Licks (Toka) and the Livestock Industry Boom in North-eastern Nigeria Kubkomawa, H. I. Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal Polytechnic, Pmb 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria Conventional mineral licks used in livestock production in tropical Africa, are usually imported, highly expensive and their cost/benefit ratio is often questionable. The broad objective of the study is to survey the production technique, utilization and marketing process of novel mineral licks (toka) in Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria. Fifty…