Causes of calf mortality in Kabete area of Kenya

Show simple item record Mulei, C.M. Gitau, G.K. Mbuthia, P.G.
dc.contributor.editor Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand 2013-09-12T08:30:27Z 2013-09-12T08:30:27Z 2013 1995
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dc.description.abstract A total of 345 calf carcases of mainly dairy breeds from the farms around Kabete area were examined at the post-mortem facility in the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nairobi, over a 10-year period (1980-1989). About 46,8% of the total deaths took place within the first 2 months, 31,8% of them in the first month and 13,3% in the first 2 weeks. In 23 cases (6,7%) no specific cause of death was determined. The major causes of death were diseases of the alimentary tract (31,3%) - mainly gastroenteritis (76/108) due to colibacillosis, salmonellosis, coccidiosis and helminthiasis, and bloat (20/108). The other major causes of death were diseases of the respiratory tract (16,8 %) mainly pneumonia (42/58), and tick-borne diseases (13,3%) - mainly east coast fever (ECF) (37/46). The alimentary and respiratory diseases were most common in the 1-30 d age group. The other causes of death occurred in the following frequencies: musculoskeletal system (7,0%), septicaemia (6,7%), malnutrition (6,1 %), cardiovascular system (3,7%), nervous system (3,2%), liver (2,6%) and poisoning (2,6%). en
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dc.identifier.citation Mulei, CM, Gitau, GK & Mbuthia, PG 1995, 'Causes of calf mortality in Kabete area of Kenya’. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 181-185. en
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Published by the Agricultural Research Council, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute en
dc.rights © ARC-Onderstepoort (original). © University of Pretoria. Dept of Library Services (digital). en
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en
dc.subject Cause en
dc.subject Calf mortality en
dc.subject Kabete area en
dc.subject Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title Causes of calf mortality in Kabete area of Kenya en
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