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Articles by L. Saidu
Total Records ( 4 ) for L. Saidu
  L. Saidu , A.M. Wakawa , P.A. Abdu , D.F. Adene , H.M. Kazeem , K.C. Ladan , M. Abdu , R.B. Miko , M.Y. Fatihu , J. Adamu and P.H. Mamman
  Cases of Avian Influenza (AI) outbreaks reported and confirmed were extracted from the records of control committees on AI in Kano and Katsina States, Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Pan-African Control of Epizootics (PACE) project office at Kaduna. Information on Al outbreaks in Jigawa State were obtained through a questionnaire. A total of 480,378 birds were lost in 34 outbreaks in the four states under study between the period of January and March 2006. Chickens accounted for more than 99% of all the birds affected followed by guinea fowls and turkeys. More than 60% of the birds affected were adults. The concentrations of poultry farms in Kano metropolis particularly along Gwarzo road where the epidemic was first noticed might have been responsible for the fast spread of the disease within Kano metropolis. It is a common practice to find geese, muscovey ducks and turkeys in one farm in the study area. This practice makes the chickens and turkeys more prone to the disease. From the tract of outbreaks It is possible that the disease spread from Jigawa State to Kano state and from Kano State to other States in the study area and other parts of the country through trade in live birds and poultry by products. For proper diagnosis and control of AI in Nigeria, poultry farmers should be educated on the necessity for prompt disease reporting to veterinarians and appropriate authorities.
  M.H. Sulaiman , L. Saidu and P.A. Abdu
  This report describe a rare case of congenital defects involving the atresia of the left oviduct with the accompanying abnormalities of ovaries and caecum observed in a 12-month-old layer presented to the Avian Ambulatory Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. At post mortem, a thin wall oviduct measuring 18 cm long, which opens into the cloaca, was noticed, while the left oviduct was completely absent. In addition the right hypolastic oviduct had a large cyst, with a morphometric measurement of 18 cm by 14 cm by 7 cm and containing 1.25 litres of clear non proteinous fluid, weighing 1.01 kg. When the cystic fluid was cultured in blood agar, at 37oC for 72 h, no bacteria colony growth was observed. However biochemical analysis revealed a composition of electrolytes. The bird also had undeveloped ovaries, malformed illeocaecal junction cranially measuring 6.5 cm. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of congenital abnormalities of the atresia of the left oviduct, malformed caecum and hypoplastic right oviduct in ISA-Brown layer bird in Nigeria.
  K.H. Yusuf , O.J. Ajanusi , A.I. Lawal , L. Saidu and I.D. Jatau
  This study was conducted to determine the effects of experimental Ascaridia galli infection on the body weight (BW), packed cell volume (PCV) and total plasma protein (TP) of Hovad and Anak breeds of broilers. One hundred day old broiler chicks (50 for each breed) were divided into two subgroups (1-2) containing 25 birds per group of each breed. Subgroups 1 of each breed were infected with 500 infective eggs of A. galli at 3 weeks of age and subgroups 2 served as uninfected (Negative) controls. BW, PCV and TP values were determined and clinical signs observed weekly for 8 weeks post infection. Statistical analysis of data was performed using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Values of p<0.05 were considered as statistically significant. Results revealed decrease in mean values of the body weight gain, PCV and total plasma proteins in the infected groups of both breeds compared to the negative controls. The differences observed were however, not statistically significant, in both breeds at p>0.05 and values of p<0.05 were considered as statistically significant. A. galli infection had transient effect on BW, PCV and TP of infected birds.
  M.H. Sulaiman , L. Saidu and P.A. Abdu
  This study describe a rare case of congenital defects involving the atresia of the left oviduct with the accompanying abnormalities of ovaries and caecum observed in a 12 month old layer presented to the Avian Ambulatory Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. At post mortem, a thin wall oviduct measuring 18 cm long which opens into the cloaca was noticed while the left oviduct was completely absent. In addition the right hypolastic oviduct had a large cyst with a morphometric measurement of 18 cm by 14 cm by 7 cm and containing 1.25 L of clear non proteinous fluid, weighing 1.01 kg. When the cystic fluid was cultured in blood agar at 37°C for 72 h, no bacteria colony growth was observed. However, biochemical analysis revealed a composition of electrolytes. The bird also had undeveloped ovaries, malformed illeocaecal junction cranially measuring 6.5 cm.
 
 
 
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