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Articles by P.H. Mamman
Total Records ( 2 ) for P.H. Mamman
  P.H. Mamman , W.P. Mshelia and I.E. Fadimu
  This study was carried out to isolate possible aerobic bacteria and fungi that may be associated with cases of ulcerative lymphangitis in horses in Kano metropolis and also carry out an antimicrobial susceptibility tests on the bacteria isolated. In this study, 36 wound swabs were collected from horses with clinical cases of ulcerative lymphangitis in Kano metropolis, Nigeria for purposes of culture, isolation and identification of bacterial and fungal organisms associated with the disease. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Staphylococcus sp. and Streptococcus sp. were isolated with frequencies of 22.22, 30.56 and 11.11%, respectively; 36.11% of the samples yielded no bacterial isolates. 38.46% of the fungal organisms isolated were Aspergillus fumigatus, 26.92% were Aspergillus niger, 23.08% were Mucor sp. and 11.54% were Trichophyton sp. The antibiotic sensitivity carried out on the bacterial isolates showed fluroquinolones (ciprofloxacin and perfloxacin) and amoxicillin to be the most effective against most of the organisms isolated but at varying degrees. In this study, both bacteria and fungi were implicated in the disease process of ulcerative lymphangitis in Kano, Nigeria and the breeds most affected were: the ‘Arewa’, ‘Sudan’ and ‘Talon’ breeds (all Arabian cross in nature). In the treatment of ulcerative lymphangitis, an antimicrobial sensitivity should be carried out in order to ascertain the most sensitive drug(s) to be used and where this is not possible, the fluoroquinolones or the penicillins could be used alongside anti-mycotic agents.
  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.
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