International Journal of Animal Research

  • Socio-cultural, Herd Structure and Reproductive Practices of Pastoral Cattle Producers in Adamawa State, Nigeria

    Socio-cultural, Herd Structure and Reproductive Practices of Pastoral Cattle Producers in Adamawa State, Nigeria I.  H.  KUBKOMAWA1, M. S. ADAMU1,  M.  A.  OGUNDU2 , I.  C. OKOLI2 and  A. B. I.  UDEDIBIE2 1. Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal Polytechnic, Pmb 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria 2. Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria The objectives of the study were to investigate the socio-cultural, herd structure and reproductive practices of pastoralist cattle…

  • Reproductive Performance of Zebu Cattle Following Artificial Insemination (AI) in Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria

    Reproductive Performance of Zebu Cattle Following Artificial Insemination (AI) in Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria Kubkomawa, H. I., Abubakar, S. N. and Adamu, M. S. Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal Polytechnic, Pmb 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria The precarious supply of animal products to Nigerian populace may worsen if livestock production is still based on the use of multipurpose indigenous cattle breeds with genetically low productive potentials. The main objective of this study was to determine the reproductive performance…

  • Is L-arginine or glucose dependence required for fetal growth, survival and maternal progesterone during late pregnancy in ewes?

    Is L-arginine or glucose dependence required for fetal growth, survival and maternal progesterone during late pregnancy in ewes? M. M. Zeitoun Department of Animal Production and Breeding, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 6622, Qassim University 51452, KSA This study aimed at investigating effects of drenching low and high dosage of L-arginine alone, combined with propylene glycol or propylene glycol alone during the eight weeks during late ewe’s gestation on the litter weight and survival at birth and…