Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023

  • Evaluation of the Effects of Melatonin Implants on Testicular and Spermatic Parameters of Rams Raised in Station in the Niayes Zone in Senegal

    Bilkiss Vinode Maureen Assani, Simplice Bosco Ayssiwede, Mohamed Sallim Kinnou, Félix Victor Latyr Mbengue, Ayao Missohou, Naceur Slimane

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 55-63
    Received: 2 April 2023
    Accepted: 27 April 2023
    Published: 10 May 2023
    Abstract: The intensification of livestock production in response to the growing demand for animal products is increasingly creating new challenges in terms of control of livestock management and feeding, and especially reproduction. Also, ewes are often considered responsible for infertility problems in a sheep flock, as the reproductive capacity of rams is... Show More
  • A Review of Genetic and Non-Genetic Parameter Estimates for Milk Composition of Cattle

    Fikadu Wodajo Tirfie

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 64-70
    Received: 27 February 2023
    Accepted: 12 May 2023
    Published: 29 May 2023
    Abstract: This review focuses on the genetic and non-genetic parameter estimation for dairy cattle milk composition. Milk is the most widely consumed food in the world, containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals. Milk's solids content has a direct impact on both its nutritional and economic value. The milk composition trait perform... Show More
  • Differences in Life History Traits and Morphology in Wild vs. Domesticated Populations of Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

    Mbenoun Masse Paul Serge, Mbansie Gbetkom Loudh, Yede, Ngo Libong Sipora Glwadys, Mamno Totuom Clarette Sidoine, Bilong Bilong Charles Felix

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 71-79
    Received: 26 July 2022
    Accepted: 12 August 2022
    Published: 6 June 2023
    Abstract: The Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens is widely studied as a sustainable alternative source of protein. Herein, we evaluated the changes in life history and morphometric traits between wild (WP) and domesticated populations (DP) with implications for larval biomass production. Prepupa stages of both populations were maintained under the sam... Show More
  • Major Constraints of Intensification of Camel Husbandry in Mogadishu, Somalia

    Hassan Mohamed Hassan, Abdirahman Ali Abshir, Shafii Abdullahi Mohamed, Hamdi Nuh Ali

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 80-86
    Received: 7 May 2023
    Accepted: 25 May 2023
    Published: 9 June 2023
    Abstract: Livestock is the backbone of Somalia's economy. It has yet to be fully exploited, particularly camels which are highly adapted to harsh ecosystems, and it is a multipurpose animal mainly used for meat and milk production. Although the intensification of camel production is essential to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), it is still infan... Show More