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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 29, Number 2, February 2017
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Current status and perspectives of sheep sector in the world; B Skapetas and M Kalaitzidou

  2. Effects of dietary vitamin A level on growth, feed utilization and survival of juvenile North African catfish (Clarias gariepinus); I U Udo

  3. Hepatoprotective and stress - reducing effects of dietary Moringa oleifera extract against Aeromonas hydrophila infection and transportation-induced stress in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) (Burchell, 1822) fingerlings; Oluyemi Gbadamosi, Emmanuel Fasakin and Thomas Adebayo

  4. Nitrogen partitioning and growth in grasscutters fed freshly cut Panicum maximum alone or supplemented with Leucaena lecocephala treated with 0, 1 or 2 per cent saline solution; J K Nyameasem, K O Amoah, P A Wallace and E K Adu

  5. Lactogenic plants and their methods of preparation in traditional breeding farms in Benin; C F A Salifou, K S Kassa, S G Ahounou, H Moussa, I O Dotché, J M Agbozo, M T Issifou and I A K Youssao (In French)

  6. Study of early growth traits in Horro sheep using sizable records at Bako Agricultural Research Center, west Ethiopia; S Alemayehu, T Jembere and G Duguma

  7. Effect of sulphuric acid on the germination of a forage tree Acacia nilotica (L.) subsp tomentosa; A Kheloufi and L M Mansouri (In French)

  8. Social networks for the sustainability of the dairy sector: the role of cooperatives; M Msaddak, J BenNasr, L Zaibet and M Fridhi

  9. Prevalence of intestinal parasites in pig manure and the potential for zoonotic transmission in urban/peri-urban areas of Morogoro municipality, Tanzania; H A Ngowi, P E Mushi, A M Lupindu, M M A Mtambo and A P Muhairwa

  10. Staphylococcal mastitis of dairy cows: prevalence in the Algiers region and risks to public health; M Hamiroune, M Benyahia, O Chatouh, S Bensefia, K Saidani, A Foughalia and A Berber (In French)

  11. Evaluation of the application of bovine, ovine and caprine SNP chips to dromedary genotyping; Francesca Bertolini, Ahmed Elbeltagy and Max Rothschild

  12. Characterisation of the phenotypes associated with body growth and egg production in local chickens from three agro-climatic zones of Kenya; P B Aswani, J K Lichoti, J Masanga, P A Oyier, S G Maina, M Makanda, G K Moraa, A E Alakonya, K J Ngeiywa and S C Ommeh

  13. Camel type Talabayatten and Talmarokitt in Mali North-East have a high potential of milk production; Bara Ouologuem, Mohomodou Moussa and Mamadou D Coulibaly (In French)

  14. Effect of level of dietary protein on growth and feed conversion of Moo Lath pigs fed a mixture of ensiled taro foliage (Colocasia esculenta) and of ensiled banana pseudo-stem (Musa spp); Bounlerth Sivilai and T R Preston

  15. Cassava (Manihot esculenta Cranz) foliage replacing brewer’s grains as protein supplement for Yellow cattle fed cassava pulp-urea and rice straw; effects on growth, feed conversion and methane emissions; Toum Keopaseuth, T R Preston and Ho Thanh Tham

  16. Glycerol supplementation increased growth rates, decreased the acetate: propionate ratio in rumen VFA, and reduced enteric methane emissions, in cattle fattened on cassava pulp-urea, brewers’ grains and rice straw; Phanthavong Vongsamphanh, T R Preston and R A Leng

  17. Improving the buffering capacity of biodigesters charged with cassava waste-water; Nguyen Minh Triet, Duong Nguyen Khang and T R Preston

  18. Seasonality calving of buffalo cows in Colombia; M F Cerón Muñoz, D A Agudelo Gómez and J P Ramírez Arias (In Spanish)

  19. The rangelands contribution in feeding small ruminants in steppe and Djelfa wilaya, Algeria; M Yousfi, I Chachoua and N Bougouffa (In French)

  20. Principal component analysis of genetic structure in Kilakarsal and Vembur sheep breeds by using single nucleotide polymorphic (SNP) markers within TLR genes; R Selvam, N Murali, A K Thiruvenkadan, V Ramesh Saravanakumar, G Ponnudurai, K Thilak Pon Jawahar, and P Kathiravan