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Articles by Soshe Ahmed
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  Soshe Ahmed , Tasmin Sharmin Haque , Shaziea Rahman , Mst. Rokeya Sultana , Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman , Md. Shahidul Islam , Aurangazeb Kabir , Mst. Ishrat Zerin Moni , Md. Hakimul Haque and Rashida Khaton
  Background and Objective: Bangladesh is extremely vulnerable to climate change. Poultry flocks maintained by families in Bangladesh can adversely affected by flood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the loss of family poultry flocks due to flood damage as well as veterinary care services given to domestic poultry in Bangladesh. Materials and Methods: total of 1,985 households that maintained poultry flocks were enrolled from forty villages located in four flood-affected districts in Bangladesh. Data were collected from face-to-face interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs) and direct observations. Data were expressed in terms of frequency and analyzed using descriptive statistics to determine significance of differences between groups. A two-sample t-test was used to test the significance of differences in price for poultry sold during the flood period and the rest of the year. Results: Among the study households, around 80% of poultry shelters were damaged due to flooding and 44% of the poultry was lost. The selling price of poultry during the flood fell significantly (p<0.05) compared to the period after the flood. Lack of feed, clean water and shelter for the poultry were major problems encountered by farmers in Bangladesh during the flood period. After the flood, insufficient veterinary care services, disease outbreaks and lack of money to rebuild flocks were prime problems faced by domestic poultry farmers. The rates of vaccination (2-4% for chicken and ducks respectively), adequate treatment (2-3%) and de-worming (2-4%) were all low for domestic poultry. Mostly pharmacists provided the veterinary health care services and few households engaged the services of registered veterinarians for care of poultry. Conclusion: The study provided a basis to define flood-related problems encountered by domestic poultry farmers in Bangladesh and the state of veterinary care services for the domestic poultry sector.
  Md. Jalal Uddin Sarder , M. Mahbubur Rahman , Soshe Ahmed , Mst. Rokeya Sultana , Md. Mahbub Alam and Md. Mahbubur Rashid
  The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the consequence of dam genotypes on productive and reproductive performance of different cross-bred dairy cows under field condition. A total of 313 dairy cow=s information were collected from 33 Artificial Insemination (AI) Sub-centers/Points from the District AI center of greater Rajshahi district for a period from 1993 to 2002. The information of the productive and reproductive parameters were analyzed from questionnaires answered by 33 field assistant (artificial inseminator) and owner`s of cow in respective of AI Sub-Center/Points as well as from reading the AI and 100% progeny collection Registers. In general, the mean birth weight, age at puberty, age at first fertile service, age at first calving, gestation length, post-partum heat period, days open, wastage day, service per conception, milk production per day, peak milk production per day, lactation length, lactation yield, dry period, weaning period and calving intervals were 18.8 kg, 27.9 month, 29.2 month, 38.7 months, 278.7 days, 139 days, 160 days, 20.3 days, 1.62, 5.13 L, 10.45 L, 282 days, 1445 L, 146 days, 10.65 months and 438 days, respectively. Dam genotype of dairy cows were divided into 5 groups according to their genetic composition. LxF, SxSL, L, LxSLxF and LxSxSL of dam genotype had significant effect on all the productive and reproductive performances of the dairy cows except on age at first calving, gestation length and weaning period. The genotypes of dam`s of cows like LF and LxSL showed a better performance under field condition at greater Rajshahi district and poor performance were recorded in L and LxSxSL of dam genotype. The experiment reflects that the LxF and LxSL genotypes of dam showed the better productive and reproductive performances of dairy cows under rural condition in Bangladesh.
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