Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Special Issue

Animal Science and Climate Change

  • Submission Deadline: Apr. 20, 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Okpanachi Uchele
About This Special Issue
This special issue title ‘Animal Science and Climate Change’ seeks to educate the general populace on issues that pertains to animal science and how it (animal science) has contributed to climate change; how it can be practiced without having to cause changes in the climate through proper animal nutrition, production, health and management.

We welcome submission of original manuscripts for publication in the areas of Animal Production, Nutrition, Health, Management, Livestock Economics, Climate change and Animal Science related areas. We do not warrant the standard of any product mentioned in this special issue. The opinions of authors do not necessarily reflect those of this special issue.

Aims and Scope

1. Animal production techniques
2. To increase and improve animal protein supply especially in developing countries
3. Improved feed rations and nutrition plan
4. Improved health management
5. Better livestock economics
6. Reduction of greenhouse gases attributed to livestock production
7. Animal production and the increasing human population
Lead Guest Editor
  • Okpanachi Uchele

    Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Apeh Akwu Omede

    School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

  • Eleojo Ahuva Nwokeoji

    Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, United Kingdom

  • Hein Min Tun

    Gut Microbiome Lab, Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

  • Omer Gurkan Dilek

    Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Burdur, Turkey

  • Jie Yin

    Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China

  • Adile Akpınar

    Department of Biology, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey

  • Asghar Kamboh

    Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan

  • Jaysukh Kathiriya

    Department of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, India

  • Benjamin Osigbodi Oyewole

    Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria

  • Mary Sanda

    Department of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia, Nigeria

  • Josiah Ocheja

    Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University, Kashere, Nigeria

  • Abdulraheem Arome Musa

    Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria

  • Ameh Alfa Okpe

    Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria

  • Bwigi Cham Lalabe

    Department of Animal Production and Health, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria

  • Sylvester Daikwo

    Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria

  • Samuel Emmanuel Alu

    Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

  • A. John Edache

    National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria

  • Rowland Eson Barde

    Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, Lafia, Nigeria

  • Alexander Aza Wuanor

    Department of Animal Nutrition, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

  • D.T. Shaahu

    Department of Animal Production, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

  • Nihad Abdulateef Ali

    Department of Animal Resources, College of Agriculture, University of AL-Qasim Green, Baghdad, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Carcass Characteristics, Internal Organs and Economics of Feeding Sun-Dried Yellow Cashew Pulp Based Diets to West African Dwarf Goats

    U. Okpanachi , J. A. Ayoade , C. D. Tuleun

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Jan. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2016
    Published: Jun. 04, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2016040301.11
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    Abstract: The carcass characteristics, internal organs and economics of feeding sun-dried cashew pulp based diets to West African Dwarf (WAD) Goats were studied. Twenty growing goats of about 6-7 months, having an average initial weight of 6.42kg were randomly assigned to the treatments; each treatment had five experimental units. Four diets containing 0 (co... Show More
  • Effects of Feeding Sun-Dried Yellow Cashew Pulp Based Diets on Performance, Dry Matter and Nutrient Digestibility of West African Dwarf Goats

    Okpanachi U. , Oyewole B. O. , Egbu C. F. , Ganiyu O. Y.

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 7-12
    Received: Jan. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2016
    Published: Jun. 04, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2016040301.12
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    Abstract: A study was conducted to study the effects of feeding sun-dried cashew pulp based diets on performance, dry matter and nutrient digestibility of West African dwarf goats. Twenty growing goats of about 6-7 months, having an average initial weight of 6.42kg were randomly assigned to the treatments; each treatment had five experimental units. Four die... Show More
  • Effect of Diets Containing Graded Levels of Eggshell Meal on Bone Parameters, Organ Weights and By-products of Growing West African Dwarf Goats

    Ode C.O. , Addass P. A. , Dim N. I

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 13-17
    Received: Apr. 02, 2016
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2016
    Published: Jun. 04, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2016040301.13
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    Abstract: A 12 week trial was conducted to investigate the effect of incorporating eggshell meal (ESM) at graded levels into the diets of West African Dwarf (WAD) bucks as a calcium source. Bone strength as well as other bone measurements, organ and by-products weights were evaluated. Twenty (20) WAD bucks weighing 5.7kg on the average were caged individuall... Show More
  • Carcass Characteristics of Growing West African Dwarf Goats Fed Diets Containing Graded Levels of Steam-Treated Cashew Nut Shell

    Ocheja J. O. , Ayoade J. A. , Attah S. , Netala J. , Ocheni J. , Oyibo A.

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, June 2016
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: Apr. 13, 2016
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2016
    Published: Jun. 04, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2016040301.14
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    Abstract: Twenty (20) West African dwarf backs were used to investigate the effects of diets containing graded levels of cashew nutshell on carcass characteristics. The goats were randomly allotted to five (5) treatments of four (4) goats each, the goats were fed the supplement containing 0%, 10%, 15% and 20% cashew nut shell for T1, and T2, T3 and T4 respec... Show More