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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 30, Number 11, November 2018
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. The prevalence of plastic bag waste in the rumen of slaughtered livestock at three abattoirs in Nairobi Metropolis, Kenya and implications on livestock health; N C Lange, F Inganga, W Busienei, P Nguru, J Kiema and G Wahungu

  2. Effect of Bacillus probiotics on internal organs and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks infected with avian pathogenic Escherichia coli; I Isroli, T Yudiarti, E Widiastuti, H I Wahyuni, T A Sartono and S Sugiharto

  3. Impact of layer egg storage conditions on eggs and embryo quality indices prior to incubation; J A Hamidu, K Adomako, S Adamu, A M Ajaottor, G J Amankwah, K M Gyasi, E M Shiburah, J O Darko and L A Konadu

  4. Phytoliths in clones and varieties of Cenchrus purpureus; Carlos González González, Jatnel Alonso Lazo, Anarelly Costa Alvarenga and Regynaldo Arruda Sampaio (In Spanish)

  5. Ruminal degradation kinetics of Tithonia diversifolia plant materials collected in the eastern region of Cuba; D Valenciaga, J R López, J Galindo, T Ruiz and F Monteagudo (In Spanish)

  6. Effects of daily or alternate day administration of polyethylene glycol 4000 on feed intake, digestion and health status of male goats fed on kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.) foliage; I Ben Salem, H Ben Salem, M S Ben Saïd and A Ben Younes

  7. The PGF2α, a less costly and invasive means than progestogens to manipulate the sexual activity in out-breeding season of the “Ouled Djellal” Algerian ewes; M Adnane, K Miroud, Ch Hanzen and R Kaidi

  8. Study on sheep dystocia and caesarean section in farms of Tiaret wilaya (Algeria); D Mahmoud, F Z Abdelhadi, B Khiati, N L Smail and S A Abdelhadi (In French)

  9. Effect on the body condition of Holstein cows of supplementing pasture with concentrates in which maize was substituted by crude glycerol; A Delgado, María de los A Bruni, Juana L Galindo, J P Marchelli, D Rodríguez and P Chilibroste (In Spanish)

  10. Growth, carcass and non-carcass characteristics of Central Highland and Boer x Central Highland goats under different levels of supplementation; Zeleke Tesema, Mekonnen Tilahun, Liuel Yizengaw, Asres Zegeye, Asfaw Bisrat and Ayele Abebe

  11. Cheese production with an extract of kaolin of chicken gizzard with cow, ewe and goat milk in the Algerian steppe; M Hamidi, M Hachi, A Lahrech and A Choukri (In French)

  12. Feed particle size preference and feed wastage in Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) reared intensively in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Birendra Dookie, Kegan Romelle Jones, Riyadh Mohammed and Gary Wayne Garcia

  13. Participatory identification and selection of collections of Cenchrus ciliaris in the Southern Rangelands of Kenya; Everlyne C Kirwa, Eliud K Ngugi, George N Chemining’wa and William N Mnene

  14. Effectiveness of using cellphone technology as a dairy management training tool for smallholder dairy farms in Kenya; D N Makau, J A VanLeeuwen, G K Gitau, J Muraya, S L McKenna, C Walton and J J Wichtel

  15. Effect of vitamin C supplementation on Keet mortality, growth performance and blood profile of indigenous Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) in Ghana; P A Poku Jnr, C G Kyere, H Seidu and G Twumasi