KAREEM-IBRAHIM KHADEEJAH OLUFUNKE

Meet KAREEM-IBRAHIM KHADEEJAH OLUFUNKE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Designation

Lecturer II

Department

Agriculture

Office

At the Agriculture department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Animal Physiology (Reproductive Physiology And Artificial Insemination)) Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria 2016

Current Research

PREVALENCE OF HAEMOPARASITES IN CATTLE SLAUGHTERED IN IKORODU ABATTOIR

Research Details

INTRODUCTION

The prevalence of various genera of haemoparasites of cattle was previously reported in different parts of the country (Akande et al., 2010) Parasitic diseases have a debilitating impact on human and animal health worldwide particularly in developing countries. The effect of haemoparasites on cattle production is difficult to quantify (Samdi et al.,2010) but losses in traction power, milk and meat production and costs of control programs have been attributed to haemoparasites (ILRI, 1997)

METHODOLOGY

The study was carried out at Ebute abattoir, Ikorodu Lagos state. All blood samples were collected at the abattoir and further analysis were conducted at the parasitology unit of the college of veterinary medicine, Federal university of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun state.

A total of 100 trade cattle presented for slaughter at the Ebute abattoir were randomly selected for this study which lasted between April and June 2018. Characteristics of population such as age, sex, breed and body condition scores were observed and recorded. 5 mls of blood was collected from the jugular vein prior to slaughter into bottles containing EDTA. Blood parameters such as PCV, haemoglobin, red blood cell count, white blood cell count and differential count was done.

Parasites identification was done based on morphological characteristics with the aid of a standard microscope 

EXPECTED OUTCOME

It is expected that the results of this study will provide a baseline data on the current state of health of cattle being slaughtered for human consumption in Lagos state. This data can be used by government and relevant stakeholders to make policies that will safeguard the health of citizens in Lagos state.

CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE

This study is expected to contribute to knowledge by creating awareness on the losses that can be incurred in animal production through the infestation by parasites. Data obtained via this study will serve as reference for future studies

Biography

KAREEM-IBRAHIM KHADEEJAH is a Lecturer II at the Department of Agriculture

KAREEM-IBRAHIM has a Ph.D in Animal Physiology (Reproductive Physiology And Artificial Insemination) from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria

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