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"At the recently held Animal Production Society of Kenya's Scientific conference in Nakuru, there was a meeting of farmers who are members of the Dairy Goat Association of Kenya (DGAK), along with researchers and experts in animal production. They observed that shrinking land sizes and increased urbanisation are some of the things that are taking a toll on goat farming."
Country Representative for Kenya
Alexander is a Professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics at Egerton University, Department of Animal Sciences, and a member of the Permanent International Committee of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. He holds a BSc in Animal Production and MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Egerton University, Kenya and Doctor of Agricultural Sciences degree from the University of Hohenheim, Germany.
Written by Dr. Beppe Di Giulio
I, a veterinarian based in Arusha, Tanzania, would like to report a high morbidity/mortality in sheep and goats in the Southern part of Kenya and Northern part of Tanzania, possibly caused by Coenurus cerebralis. The term “possibly” is applied since the diagnosis is based only upon the finding of cysts localized outside the animal’s brains.
The Maasai call the disease “Ormilo” (head disease). They started complaining about it some 10 years ago; during the past 3 years, the reported morbidity-mortality has reached around 20 percent. Today, Ormilo is the main Maasai’s concern among the small ruminant diseases/parasitoses. Ormilo is reported to affect both goats and sheep at any time of the year. It is reported to be more prevalent in 1 to 3-year-old animals.
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