Federal University of Technology,
Owerri

History

Established in 1982, Animal Science is a professional course fully backed by the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), the agency regulating practice the of Animal Science in Nigeria. Our Curriculum provides the students of animal acience with the requisite knowledge, skill and working experience for the practice of animal science profession. With the establishment of the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), the image and status of the animal scientist have changed, giving her pride, prominence and motivation.

The Department imparts the technical skills and expertise required for successful management of modern livestock enterprises.

Vision

To become a centre of excellence in research and training in Animal Science and Technology as well as development of required expertise for the Animal Production Industry and related Industries.

Mission

To produce manpower with a thorough professional background in general agriculture in addition to a very accomplished expertise and specialization in the art, science and technology of Animal Science and Technology through quality research and teaching.

Philosohpy

To impart the technical skills, the “know how” and “how to do” required for successful operation of a modern day animal production industry.

Objectives

  • To produce skilled man power in Animal Science and Technology through research and teaching.
  • To provide academic liaison and dissemination of research findings through public lectures, conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and publications.
  • To provide policy advice and formulation in issues related to Animal Science and Technology.

Achievements

In 1989/90 Session, the Department developed a highly specialized Postgraduate training for students in the areas of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Animal Management, Animal Products Technology and Reproductive Physiology.

The Department has over the years developed viable livestock holding in the University Teaching and Research Farm. These include large and small ruminant unit, cattle unit, swine unit, poultry unit and feed mill.

In the area of research, the staff of the Department has developed a lot of novel feedstuffs for the livestock industries including jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis), velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens), gelatinized cassava tuber meal, among others.

Part 1 (100 level)

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Elementary Mathematics I (MTH 101, 4 unit) more details

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Biology for Agric. & Biological Science I (BIO 101/103, 3 unit) more details

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Workshop Practice I (ENG 101, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction of Igbo Grammar, Composition, Comprehension OR (IGB 101, 2 unit) more details

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Elementary Mathematics II (MTH 102, 4 unit) more details

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Biology for Agric. & Biological Science II (BIO 102/104, 2 unit) more details

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Engineering Drawing II (ENG 104, 1 unit) more details

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Social Science I (GST 108, 2 unit) more details

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Science Technology & Society (GST 110, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction to Igbo History, Culture & Literature OR (IGB 102, 2 unit) more details

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Part 2 (200 level)

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Principles of Animal production 1 (AST 201, 3 unit) more details

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Agricultural Chemistry (AGR 205, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction to Agric Extension (AEX 201, 2 unit) more details

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Nigerian & African Cultural Development (GST 201, 1 unit) more details

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Statistics (MTH 211, 3 unit) more details

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Computer and Application I (CSC 201, 4 unit) more details

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Introduction to Micro Economics (AEC 201, 2 unit) more details

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Botany and Principles of Crop Production I (CST 201, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction to Agriculture (AGR 203, 1 unit) more details

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Farm Practice II (AGR 202, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction to Biochemistry (AGR 204, 2 unit) more details

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Principles of Animal production (AST 202, 3 unit) more details

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Tree and Vegetable Crop Production (CST 202, 2 unit) more details

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Field Crop Production (CST 206, 2 unit) more details

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Agro Climatology and Biogeography (CST 206, 3 unit) more details

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Introduction to Tropical Soils (SST 202, 3 unit) more details

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Introduction to Macro Economics (AEC 202, 3 unit) more details

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Long Vacation Industrial Attachment (SIW 200, 2 unit) more details

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Part 3 (300 level)

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Farm Pratice III (AGR 301, 1 unit) more details

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Agricultural Genetics (AGR 303, 3 unit) more details

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Introduction to Tropical Animal Health (AST 301, 3 unit) more details

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Farm Management 3 (AEC 301, 3 unit) more details

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Agricuiltural Marketing and Co-operative (AEC 303, 3 unit) more details

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Crop Disease and their Control (CST 301, 3 unit) more details

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Soil Chemistry and Fertility (SST 301, 2 unit) more details

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Farm Planning and Structures (AGE 301, 2 unit) more details

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Farm Practice III (AGR 302, 1 unit) more details

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Agricultural Statistics and Biometry (AGR 304, 3 unit) more details

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Animal Feed and Feeding I (AST 302, 2 unit) more details

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Agric Machinery and Mechanization (AGE 302, 3 unit) more details

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Crop Pests and their Control (CST 302, 3 unit) more details

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Soil and Water Management (SST 301, 3 unit) more details

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Processing and Storage of Agric Food Products (FST 312, 3 unit) more details

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Part 4 (400 level)

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Farm Practice IV (AGR 401, 1 unit) more details

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Animal Breeding (AST 401, 3 unit) more details

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Animal Feed and Feeding III (AST 403, 3 unit) more details

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Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals (AST 405, 3 unit) more details

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Reproduction Physiology and Endocrinology of Livestock (AST 407, 3 unit) more details

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Agricultural Planning and Development (AEC 401, 2 unit) more details

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Technical Report Writing (MGT 405, 2 unit) more details

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Industrial Attachment (SIW 400, 2 unit) more details

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Industrial Attachment (SIW401, 2 unit) more details

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Part 5 (500 level)

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Farm Practice V (AGR 501, 1 unit) more details

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Animal Products Technology (AST 503, 3 unit) more details

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Animal Health (AST 501, 3 unit) more details

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Poultry and Rabbit Production (AST 505, 3 unit) more details

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Sheep and Goat Production (AST 507, 3 unit) more details

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Research Tech. in Animal Science Technology (AST 509, 3 unit) more details

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Agric and Business Management (AEC 515, 2 unit) more details

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Swine Production (AST 502, 3 unit) more details

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Cattle Production (AST 504, 3 unit) more details

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Animal Nutrition (AST 506, 3 unit) more details

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Pasture Management and Utilization (AST 508, 2 unit) more details

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Applied Animal Breeding (AST 510, 2 unit) more details

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Research Tech. in Animal Science and Technology II (AST 512, 3 unit) more details

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Rural Community Development (AEX 506, 2 unit) more details

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Master Part 2 (200 level)

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Ph.D Part 1 (100 level)

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Ph.D Part 2 (200 level)

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Dr. Maxwell Opara

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

Email:

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Ibadan (1987)

Master of Science (Msc), Cellular Parasitology, University of Ibadan (1997)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Veterinary Parasitology, University of Ibadan (2011)

Research Interests

  • Molecular epidemiology of tick-borne diseases and Trypanosomiasis
  • Antiparasitic drug, vaccine and diagnostic development.
  • Investigating urban wildlife as vectors of tropical parasitic diseases
  • Diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal parasites

Teaching/Professional Experience

Under – Graduate Courses

  • Introduction to Animal Health (AST 301)
  • Farm Practice III (AGR 302)
  • Elements of Animal Production (AST 304)
  • Farm Practice IV (AGR 401)
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (AST 405)
  • Tropical Animal Health and Diseases (AST 501)
  • Beef and Dairy cattle production (AST 504)
  • Sheep and Goat Production (AST 507)
  • Final Year Students’ Project (AST 502/503)

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

  • Principles of Veterinary Anatomy (AHH 603).
  • Livestock Parasitology (AHH 604) PGD
  • Livestock Medications (AHH 609) PGD
  • Tropical Diseases and Control (AHH 610) PGD
  • Principles of Veterinary Physiology (AHH 605) PGD
  • Biosecurity and Biosafety (AHH 607) PGD

Masters’ Courses

  • Advanced Animal Health (AST 610)
  • Advanced Endocrinology

Other Experience

  • Three (3) weeks International Workshop/Training in Veterinary Public Health, Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre for International Cooperation (MASHAV) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO) of the Government of the State of Israel. Shefayim, Israel, 22nd November to 14th December, 2005
  • Twelve weeks (12) training in Molecular diagnostic techniques and Bioinformatics under the supervision of Dr Nathalie Vachiery and Dr Thierry LeFrancois at CIRAD, Guadeloupe, FWI from April 4 to June 30, 2011.

Honors

  • Five years Scholarship Award (1976 – 1981) by the Nigerian Cement Company Limited, (NIGERCEM) Nkalagu, for outstanding academic excellence in college.
  • Best Graduating MSc Student in Cellular Parasitology programme (1995 – 1997), Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan.
  • STVM / CIRAD ALAIN PROVOST Award (2007) in Merida, Mexico, for the best PhD abstract presented at the Ninth International biennial conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM), Merida, Mexico; 21st to 26th June 2007.
  • Chairman of Session 15 on “Trypanosomiasis”, Tenth International biennial conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM), Lubeck, Germany; June 29th – July 3rd, 2009. Theme: “One Health, One Medicine: Building Bridges to Face the Challenges of Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases”.
  • Councilor, Executive Board of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM). 2007 – 2010

Profile

Maxwell Nwachukwu Opara is a Nigerian and holds the degrees of DVM University of Ibadan 1987, M.Sc in Cellular Parasitology (1997) and PhD (2011) in Veterinary Parasitology all from the University of Ibadan. He is also a Member of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) since 2007 and later a Scientific Councilor in the executive board of STVM (2007 – 2010).

He started his professional career after his NYSC in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Borno state. In October, 1990 he joined the Nigerian Prisons service as a Veterinary. He remained in this service and rose to the rank of Superintendent of Prison (SOP), before leaving in 1998 to start a private veterinary concern (1998 – May, 2001).

He joined the Department of Animal Science and Technology, as Lecturer 1I in 2001 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2011.

Dr. Opara received the Alain Provost award from STVM / CIRAD for the best PhD abstract presented at the ninth International biennial conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) in Merida, Mexico, 21st to 26th June 2007. He also chaired the Session 15 on “Trypanosomiasis” at the Tenth International biennial conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM), Lubeck, Germany; June 29th – July 3rd, 2009, with the theme: “One Health, One Medicine: Building Bridges to Face the Challenges of Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases”.

Maxwell attended a three (3) weeks International Workshop/Training in Veterinary Public Health, Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre for International Cooperation (MASHAV) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO) of the Government of the State of Israel. Shefayim, Israel, 22nd November to 14th December, 2005. He also went for twelve weeks (12) training in Molecular diagnostic techniques and Bioinformatics under the supervision of Dr Nathalie Vachiery and Dr Thierry LeFrancois at CIRAD, Guadeloupe, FWI from April 4 to June 30, 2011.

Dr. Maxwell Opara has held some administrative positions including Chairman, Farm Advisory Committee (2002- 2006), Coordinator, Departmental (AST), Students Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) Programme (2003- 2010) and SAAT Representative at School of Health Board of studies (2009 – date).

External examiner to the Department of Animal Health and Production Technology at the Imo State Polytechnic; Consultant Veterinary Parasitologist to the teaching and research farm of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, FUTO.

Dr. Opara has published over 55 articles in scientific journals. He is married with children.

Selected Publications:

  • Opara, M.N.; Abdu, Y. and Okoli, I.C. (2005): Survey of Ticks of Veterinary importance and Tick-borne protozoa of cattle grazed in the very hot months in Sokoto Municipality, Nigeria. Int. J. Agric. Rural Dev. 6:168-174.
  • Opara,M.N., Okoli,I.C.,Herbert,U. and Adeyemo,O.O.(2006):Ovarian morphology and estradiol-17ß concentrations of serum and follicular fluid of zebu cows slaughtered in Ibadan,Nigeria. Veterinarski arhiv, 76(5), 403-411.
  • Opara,M.N.,Ukpong,U.M.,Okoli,I.C. and Anosike,J.C.( 2006):Cysticercosis of slaughter cattle in Southeastern Nigeria. Annals of New York Academy of Science, 1081:339-346.
  • Opara, M.N. and Fagbemi, B.O. (2008): Haematological and Plasma Biochemistry of Adult Wild African Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus): A Zoonosis Factor in the Tropical Humid Rainforest of Southeast Nigeria. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci.; 1149: 394 – 397.
  • Opara, M. and Fagbemi, B.O. (2010): Therapeutic Effect of BerenilR in Experimental Murine Trypanosomiasis using Stocks Isolated from Apparently Healthy Captive - Reared Grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus). Nature and Science; 8(9): 106 – 110.
  • Obikaonu, H.O., Okoli, I.C., Opara, M.N., Okoro, V.M.O., Ogbuewu, I.P., Etuk, E.B. and Udedibie, A.B.I. (2011): Haematological and Serum biochemical indices of starter Broilers fed Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf meal. Online J. Anim. Feed Res. 1(4): 150 - 154
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Dr. Edeheudim B. Etuk

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

Email:

edeheetuk@futo.edu.ng

Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B. Agric. Tech., 1997, Animal Production, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • M.Sc, 2001, Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Ph.D, 2008, Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Registered Animal Scientist (RAS), Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), (2009).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP),
  • Member, World Poultry Science, Association(WPSA)
  • Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)
  • Doctoral Degree Study Fellowship (2002), Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Research Interests

  • Livestock Feed Resources Development and Production Systems

Teaching/Professional Experience

  • Research Associate, Centre for Research and International. Development. (CRID) (2012 –date)
  • University Alumni Relations Officer (ARO) (2013 – date)
  • Hall Master, Students Hostel E (2011- date)
  • Associate Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (2011 - date).
  • Coordinator, Post graduate Programme, Department of Animal Science and Technology (2010 – date)
  • Coordinator, Teaching and Research Farm, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (2010 – 2011).
  • Examinations Officer, Department of Animal Science and Technology (2005 – 2008)
  • Academic Adviser (Undergraduate) (2001 -2005)

Other Experience

  • Fund Sourcing, Proposal Writing and Project Management Workshop, 2012.
  • Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Modern Society Workshop, 2012
  • Development of Organic Agriculture, Certification and Trade in Africa Workshop, 2010.
  • Channeling Extractive Revenue Flow for Development. Training for Civil Society Organisations. 2010.
  • EU-INSIDE Capacity Building Training Workshop, 2010.
  • Computer Applications for Analysis and Management of Natural Resources, UNU/INRA Training, 2009.
  • Editor, Global Food Crisis: The Way Forward. (Proceedings, International Conference on Global Food Crises)., 2009
  • Editor, Organic Agriculture for Health, Wealth and Environmental Conservation. [Proceedings, National Conference of Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (OAPTIN)]., 2009
  • Agricultural Extension Officer, Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Project, 2000

Honors

  • Dean’s Award (1997). Best Graduating Student. Best Graduating Student, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
  • Dr. Nath Eshiet’s ‘Eme Iloeje’ Award (1997). Best Graduating Student. Department of Animal Production, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • National Award Winning Essay on Environmental Protection (1994). Environmental Link, Lagos.

Profile

Dr. Etuk hails from Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, South South, Nigeria. He obtained a First Class Honours Degree from FUT, Owerri in 1997. He was appointed Assistant Lecturer in 2001; promoted Senior Lecturer in October, 2010.

He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervised over 35 B. Agric. Tech. and 2 M.Sc. theses. He studied the effect of heat on anti-nutritional factors in pigeon pea using broilers, characterised the feeding value of some sorghum varieties in turkey diets for his M.Sc. and PhD Degrees, respectively.

Currently; his focus is on development of substitutes for conventional feedstuff with local agro-byproducts including quality evaluation of water and feed additives. Dr. Etuk lives in Owerri with his wife, Uyai Nneka and son, Toroabasi.

Selected Publications:

  • Etuk, E. B., Okeudo, N. J., Esonu, B. O. and Udedibie, A. B.I. (2012). Antinutritional factors in sorghum: chemistry, mode of action and effects on livestock and poultry. Online J. Anim. Feed Res. 2(2): 112 – 119. http://www.ojafr.ir
  • Etuk, E. B., Opara, M. N., Okeudo, N. J., Esonu, B. O. and Udedibie, A. B. I. (2012). Haematological and serum biochemical parameters of local turkey poults fed diets containing two varieties of sorghum. J. World’s Poultry Res. 2(4): 81 – 89. http://jwpr.science-line.com
  • Etuk, E. B., Ifeduba, A. V., Okata, U. E., Chiaka, I., Okoli, I. C., Okeudo, N. J., Esonu, B. O. and Udedibie, A. B. I. (2012).Nutrient composition nd feeding value of sorghum for livestock and poultry: a review. J. Anim. Sci. Adv. 2(6): 510 – 524
  • Etuk, E. B., Udegbunam, A. C., Aladi, N. O., Emenalom, O. O. and Esonu, B. O. (2012). Effects of partial replacement of maize with 2:1:1combination of plantain peels, yam peels and palm kernel cake in broiler starter diet. Revista científica UDO Agrícola 12(3):649 – 652.
  • Etuk, E. B., Anopueme, B., Etuk, I. F., Ekpo, J. S., Emenalom, O. O. and Esonu, B. O. (2013). Effect of different combination levels of palm kernel cake, yam peel and plantain peel meals as partial replacement for maize in broiler starter diet. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 40(1): 73 – 78.
  • Etuk, E. B., Ugwu, C. C., Inyama, E. and Ugorji,C. (2013). Blood chemistry, haematology, carcass characteristics and organ weight of finisher broilers fed Bread fruit (Treculia africana) hull (BFH) in their diet. Comparative Clinical Pathology June 2013 6pp. DOI10.1007/s0058-013-176-y (Springer-Verlag journal No. 580)
  • Etuk, E. B., Chidiebere P. Opara, M. C. Uchegbu, O. O. Emenalom and B. O. Esonu (2005). Evaluation of raw and cooked pigeon pea seed meal as feed ingredient for weaner pigs. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. 53: 125 – 129.
  • Etuk, E. B. and Udedibie, A. B. I. (2006). Effect of cooked pigeon pea seed meal on the performance, dressed and organ weight characteristics of broilers. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 33 (1): 16 – 22
  • Etuk, E. B. and Ohiagbaji, U. O. (2006). Performance of weaner rabbits fed diets containing milled toasted pigeon pea seeds. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. 54, 218 – 223.
  • Etuk, E. B. and Ukaejiofo, U. R. (2007). Tannin content and dietary effects of brown coat coloured sorghum on the performance of turkey poults. Anim Prod. Res. Adv. 3(20): 86 – 90.
  • Etuk, E. B., Orih, Amarachi G., Ohaji, Juliet N. and Odoemelam, V. U. (2010). Evaluation of soybean hulls in grower turkey diets. Int. J. Agric. Rur. Dev. 13(2): 220 -223.
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ANYANWU, NNAEMEKA .J.

Lecturer II

Contact Information

Email:

nanyanwu@futo.edu.ng

Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B. Agric. Tech, (FUTO) 1995
  • MSc. (RUST) 2002
  • PhD (UNAAB) (Ongoing)
  • Member, Nigeria Society of Animal Production (NSAP)
  • Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)
  • Member, Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS)

Research Interests

Forage resources production and utilization in crop-livestock systems

Teaching and Professional Experience

Pasture and Range Management/Ruminant Animal Production

Other Experience

Agricultural Project Management and Enterprise Development for the World Bank Assisted Second National Fadama Development Project

Profile

The seasonal fluctuation in quality and quantity of forage resources for large and small ruminant production poses a serious challenge to the development of competitiveness in the sector. Hence, the need to create innovative solutions by identifying and developing dual purpose varieties of different crops for grain and fodder. In addition, there is a renewed interest in the preparation and marketing of various crop residues as part of the development of the enterprise value chain . My research interest is in developing technologies to address these challenges.

Publication

  • Etela, I. and Anyanwu, N.J.(2011) Variation In Fodder And Tuber Yields Of Three Sweet Potato Varieties And The 48-H Rumen Degradation In N’dama Steers. American-eurasian journal of agricultural & environmental sciences, JAES Tri-annual issn: 1818-6769 www.idosi.org Accepted For Publication, Sept., 2011.
  • N.J. Anyanwu, I. Etela And P.O. Anegbeh (2011) Voluntary Intake And Dry Matter Digestibility Of Three Acid Tolerant Multi-Purpose Tree Species By West African Dwarf Sheep. Conference Proceedings, Nigeria Society For Animal Production (NSAP)36th Annual Conference, Abuja, Nigeria
  • N.J Anyanwu, P.C. Ohaeri, O.O.M Iheshiulor And I. Etela (2010) Preliminary Investigations Into The Socio-Economic And Production Characteristics Of Sheep And Goat Farming In The Owerri Zone Of Imo State, Nigeria , International Research Journals, http:/www.interesjournals.org/IRJAS Global Research Journals Vol 1. (1) pp.006 - 009 August 2010. Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, www.globalresearchjournals.com/journal
  • A. Larbi, I. Etela, H.N. Nwokocha, U.I. Oji, N.J. Anyanwu, L.D. Gbaraneh, S.C Anioke, R.O. Balogun And I.R Muhammad (2007). Fodder and tuber yields, and fodder quality of sweet potato cultivars at different maturity stages in the west african humid forest and savanna zones. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 135 (1 & 2): 126-138., DOI:10.1016/J.ANIFEEDSCI.2006.05.021.
  • A. Larbi, N.J Anyanwu, U.I. Oji, I. Etela, L.D. Gbaraneh And D.O Ladipo (2005) Fodder Yield And Nutritive Value Of Browse Species In West African Humid Tropics: Response To Age And Coppice Regrowth, Agroforestry Systems(2005)65:197-205.
  • N.J Anyanwu, U.I Oji, and P.O. Anegbeh (2001) Voluntary Intake And Dry Matter Digestibility Of Indigenous Browse Species Among Sheep And Goats In The Humid Zone Of South Eastern Nigeria. Conference Proceedings, Animal Science Association Of Nigeria, 6th Annual Conference, Kano Nigeria.
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DR ETUK, IDORENYIN FRIDAY

LECTURER 1

Contact Information

Email:

Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Agriculture, B. Agric. 1991
  • Master of Science, M. Sc. (Animal Science) -1995
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management PGDM -2001
  • Ph.D. Animal Physiology - 2006

Research Interests

Animal Physiology

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Agricultural Science/Biology Teacher for Senior Secondary School at Osuwusi Muslim Commercial High School, Iloko-Ijesha, Oriade L.G.A. Osun State – NYSC - 1991 – 1992
  • Programme Officer 1: Women’s Health and Economic Development Association of Nigeria, Uyo - 1997
  • Area Sales Manager (East) Bio-Organics (Nig) Ltd. Lagos 1997 – 1998
  • Subject matter specialist (SMS/Livestock) Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Programme, AKADEP, 1998 – 2003
  • Lecturer, Akwa Ibom State College of Agriculture, Obio Akpa, Akwa Ibom State, 2002 – 2009

Profile

Animal production is aimed at providing protein from animal sources to human and other animals, as well as producing other essential products like hide, skin, wool and biogas for the economy. But how do we produce the animals without knowing about them.

Animal science involves the study about the life and usefulness of these animals. Particular attention is required about the organs in the body of the animals and how the body of these animals function to allow for optimum performance in terms of growth and yield of the required products.

Animal Physiology is then the area of Animal science which deals with the study of environmental factors, biological factors and inherent factors which influence the animals in their performance and production of their useful products.

Publication

  • Etuk, I.F., Ojewola, G.S. and Abasiekong S.F. (2006) Performance of Muscovy duck under three management systems in South-Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Poultry Science 5 (5): 474 – 476. http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/ab616.htm
  • Etuk, I.F., Ojewola, G.S. and Nwachukwu E.N. (2006) Effect of Management system on semen quality of Muscovy ducks. International Journal of Poultry Science 5(5): 482 – 484. http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/ab617.htm
  • Etuk, I.F., S.F. Abasiekong, G.S. Ojewola and S.C. Akomas (2006) Carcass and organ characteristics of Muscovy ducks reared under three management systems in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Poultry Science 5(6): 534 – 537 http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/ab618.htm
  • Etuk, I.F., Okon, E.M. and Udoh, U.E. (2007) Effect of replacing fish meal with crab meal on performance of broilers. Trop. J. Anim. Science 10 (1 – 2): 263 - 268.
  • Etuk, I.F., Isaac, L.J., Sam, E., Ekpo, J.S. and Ukpong, S. (2009) Assessment of Histopathological lesions observed in matured cockerels fed on raw tropical legumes. Nig. Journ. Agric. Tech. 14 (1): 16-20
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EGENUKA, FRANCISCA CHINYERE

Assistant Lecturer

Contact Information

Email:

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (Animal Production) – 1994.
  • Master of Science (M. Sc) in Animal Products Technology – 2010.
  • Production and Management of Poultry and Swine.

Research Interests

Animal Nutrition and Improvement of Animal Products

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Major - Animal Products and Processing
  • Minor – Animal Nutrition
  • Farm Officer II; from 13th February 2002 to 30th September 2004.
  • Farm Officer I; from 1st October 2004 to 30th September 2007.
  • Senior Farm Officer; from 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2010.
  • Principal Farm Officer; from 1st October 2010 to 8th August, 2011.
  • Assistant Lecturer; from 9th August 2011 to date.

Profile

In recent years, research in medicine and nutrition has confirmed the vital importance of adequate protein intake in promoting optimum growth, muscular development, resistance to disease, reduction in incidence of toxemias and premature deliveries, and in maintaining the integrity and health of body tissues. In developing countries, food protein and especially animal protein is limited.

The use of cheap and locally available feed stuff such as palm kernel cake in animal production is able to effect a 50 to 100% increase in dietary protein.

In a recent work, Egenuka Francisca and coworkers have reported superior daily gains in pullets and increased egg weight by using palm kernel cake in pullet and layer diets as compared to the control diets without palm kernel cake.

Publication

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OBIKAONU H. OGECHI

Lecturer 1

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B. Agric Tech (Animal Production) (Second Class Honours Lower Division)(FUTO) 1996.
  • M.Sc. (Animal Management)(FUTO) 2002
  • Ph.D (Animal Management)(FUTO) 2009
  • African Women leaders in Agriculture and Environment (AWLAE) 2006

Research Interests

Alternative feed resources

Teaching and Professional Experience

Animal Science

Other Experience

  • Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)
  • Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)
  • Member World Poultry Science Association (WAPSA)
  • Member Packard Initiative Networking Group-SouthEast Nigeria (PING-SEN)
  • Member African women leaders in Agriculture and Environment.
  • Registered Animal Scientist (RAS)
  • Registered member Nigerian institute of Animal Science

Honors

  • Young Star of St. Charles Parish, Umunumo, Ehime-Mbano, Imo State,2006
  • Fellow of the African Women Leaders in Agriculture.
  • Star Mother of Holy Parish World Bank Housing Estate, New Owerri, Imo State.

Profile

Dr(Mrs) H.O. Obikaonu’s research interest is on alternative feed resourses. poultry production in Nigeria has been adversely affected by the shortage and consequent high cost of conventional feed ingredients leading to further decline in already low animal protein intake of the people. Dr. Mrs Obikaonu’s work on the beneficial uses of Neem has extended the frontiers of knowledge on neem leaf meal and its use by poultry.

The study contributed immensely to the health and nutritional uses of an otherwise waste natural products, neem. Aside colouration of the yolk, neem leaf meal has been shown to have made a fundamental impact on food security and also hunger reduction by improving the meat quality of broilers, impacting on egg size and quality indices, reducing feed cost and cholesterol content of broiler meat. The definition of optimum inclusion level of neem leaf for both broilers and layers has further added to the contribution of this study to Animal Science.

Publication

  • Obikaonu, H. O., Okoli, I. C., Opara, M. N. and Udedibie, A. B. I. 2004. Observation on the patho-physiological responses of pigs raised under integrated Broiler/pig production system. Intl. Bull. Amin. Hlth. Prod. Afr. (52) 111 – 118.
  • Obikaonu, H. O. and Udedibie, A. B. I. 2004. Performance of growing pigs and finsher broilers housed together. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 31 (1), 40 – 44.
  • Obikaonu, H. O. and Udedibie, A. B. I. 2006.Comparative Evaluation of Sundried cassava peel meal and ensiled cassava peel meal as substitute for maize in broiler starter diets Int. J. of Agriculture and rural development Vol.7.No2
  • H.O. Obikaonu, C. A. Okere, C. T. Ezeokeke and A. B. I. Udedibie. 2010.NutritionalEvaluations and the effect of ensiled and sundried cassava peel meals on the performance of finisher broilers. Animal Production research Advances, 6(4): 291-295
  • H.O.Obikaonu,I.C.Okoli,M.N.Opara,V.M.O.Okoro,I.P.Ogbuewu,E.B.Etuk,andA.B.I.Udedibie.2011.Haematological and serum biochemical indices of starter broilers fed Neem(Azadirachta indica)online j.Animal and Feed Research.,1(4):150-154.http//www.ojafr.ir
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IWUJI, TOBECHUKWU CHIJIOKE

Graduate Assistant

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • MSc. Animal Physiology (2011)
  • B.Agric.Tech. (2001)

Research Interests

Improving reproductive potentials of farm animals to make them efficiently useful to man.

Teaching and Professional Experience

none

Other Experience

  • Farm Supervisor -NYSC, River State (2002-2003)
  • Customer Support Officer- Timasy Business Links Owerri (2004-2007)
  • Client Services Manager- NETPRO Int’l (Nig) Ltd. Abuja (2009-2011)

Profile

Iwuji Tobechukwu is an indigene of Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State. He attended Central School 1 Owerri and Holy Ghost College Owerri for his primary and secondary education, respectively. In 2001, he obtained his first degree in Animal Science & Technology, with Second Class honours Upper division, from Federal University of Technology Owerri.

After successfully completing his MSc. programme in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike in 2010, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Animal Physiology from the department of Animal Breeding and Physiology.

In 2011, Iiwuji’s career dream became a reality with an offer of appointment as an academic staff of Federal University of Technology Owerri.

Publication

Evaluation of Microdesmis puberula leaf meal as feed ingredient in broiler starter diets; Nigerian Journal for Animal production 2003, 30 (1):3 -8 © 2003 Nigerian Society for Animal Production.

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KADURUMBA OGECHI E.

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D. Animal Genetics and Breeding. Federal University of Technology, Owerri. In view
  • Ms.c Animal Genetics and Breeding, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Abia State. 2010
  • B.Agric. Animal production Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Abia State 2004

Research Interests

Differentiation of the Nigerian indigenous livestock for increased production.

Teaching and Professional Experience

Animal Genetics and Breeding

Honours

Best graduating student in animal science award Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Abia State. 2004

Profile

Mrs kadurumba hails from Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State, Eastern Nigeria. He obtained a Second Class Honours Degree from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia in 2004.She was appointed a Graduate Assistant in FUTO in 2009 and an Assistant Lecturer in 2010.

She studied the use of cassava meal supplemented with palm oil as a substitute for maize in broiler diets for first degree; Differentiation of the Nigerian local chickens in a humid tropical environment based on quantitative traits and biologic markers for her Msc. and is currently running her PhD. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Mrs kadurumba is married and lives in Owerri.

Publication

  • Ojewola G.S., Opara O.E. and Ndupu O. (2006).The substitutional value of cassava meal supplemented and unsupplemented with palm oil for maize in broiler diets. Journal of Animal and veterinary Advance. 5 (6) 478 -482.
  • Kadurumba, O.E, Ogbuewu, P.I. (2011). Body Weight and Growth Characteristics of the Progeny Chicks of two Breeds of the Nigerian Local Chicken in a Humid Tropical Environment. International Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Kadurumba, O.E., Ogundu, U.E., Kadurumba, C. Unamba-Oparah, I.C.(2011). Growth Performance and Economic Benefits of Broiler Starters fed Unfermented Cassava Root Meal Supplemented with Palm oil as a Substitute for Maize. International Journal of Sustainable Agriculture.
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NDUKWE JAMES OKEUDO

Professor

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B. Agric., (Animal Science Major), 1984, First Class Honours, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • M. Phil. (Animal Nutrition), 1989, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Ph.D (Meat Science), 1994, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Shell Petroleum Development Company Undergraduate Scholarship (1980 – 1984)
  • University of Ife Undergraduate Scholarship (1982 – 1984)
  • Faculty Prize for the student with the best overall performance in the final Bachelor of Agriculture degree examination (1984)
  • Alli Idowu Prize for the student with the best overall performance in the final Bachelor of Agriculture degree examination (1984)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Graduate Fellowship (1986 – 1988)
  • Commonwealth Scholarship (1991 – 1994)
  • Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK) Student Prize (1993)
  • Northern Ireland Food Industries Award (1994)
  • David Fussey Research Award, British Council (2001)
  • Support Africa International Research Prize, Germany (2003)

Research Interests

The influence of pre-slaughter factors (genotype, breeding, nutrition, method of handling, stress, etc) and post-slaughter factors (method of handling, storage, primary processing, etc) on yield and quality of meat, milk and eggs. Abattoir and slaughter house operations. Residues in animal products. Utilization of locally available resources in the production and improvement of the quality of meat, milk and eggs.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Animal Products Technology (Major)
  • Animal Nutrition (Minor)

Other Experience

  • Visiting Professor, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria, February 1st, 2009 – January 31st, 2010
  • Postgraduate External Examiner, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Nigeria (2011)

Profile

Professor N. J. Okeudo was the first Specialist in Animal Products and Processing in the Department of Animal Science and Technology. He anchored the revision and expansion of the curriculum, including the introduction of new courses in order to meet the standard for high quality specialist training in Animal Products, at Masters and Doctorate levels.

Research investigations conducted by Prof. Okeudo include the examination of various aspects of meat quality as affected by nutrition, breed, gender, slaughter weight and post slaughter handling. Studies on abattoir operation in Nigeria had been conducted as well as the yield and quality of meat, milk and eggs produced from the utilization of locally available feedstuffs.

Prof. Okeudo has also investigated the productivity and meat quality of the Nigerian Indigenous Pig and Duck.

Publication

  • Okeudo, N. J. and Adogbola, A. A. (1993). Utilisation of dried caged-hen manure and cassava peels for intensive sheep production. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 25: 234 – 238.
  • Okeudo, N. J. (2004). Empirical studies on the living condition of domestic animals: results from Nigeria. In Amalu, U. C. and Goltwald, F. T. (editors). Studies of Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science in sub-Saharan Africa, pp 129 – 141. PETER LANG, Eüropaicher Velag de Wissenschaften (Award winning paper, Support Africa International, 2003).
  • Okeudo, N. J. and Moss, B. W. (2005). Interrelationships amongst carcass and meat quality characteristics of sheep. Meat Science, 69: 1 – 8.
  • Okeudo, N. J. and Moss, B. W. (2007). Intramuscular lipid and fatty acid profile of sheep comprising four sex-types and seven slaughter weights produced following commercial procedure. Meat Science, 76: 195 – 200.
  • Okeudo, N. J. and Moss, B. W. (2008). Production performance and meat quality characteristics of sheep comprising four sex-types over a range of slaughter weights produced following commercial practice. Meat Science, 80: 522 – 528.
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UDUAK E. OGUNDU

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • University of Ibadan: B. Agric. (Animal Sc.). 1984
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria: Msc. Animal Sc. 1989
  • Federal Univ. of Tech. Owerri :PhD Animal Breeding &Genetics. 2004

Research Interests

Management of Genetic Variations of the Indigenous Livestock Species.

Teaching and Professional Experience

ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS

Other Experience

Imo State Co-ordinator for Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS).

  • Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria
  • Member, Nigeria Society for Animal Production
  • Member, Genetic Society of Nigeria
  • Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria
  • Member, World’s Poultry Science Association, Nigerian Branch

Profile

Management of genetic diversity of the indigenous livestock species and poultry could be a possible means of improving these species and by so doing, the animal protein deficiency need in our developing country.

The combined application of recent quantitative genetics and the recent technologies in molecular biology with the newly developed genomic tools could be used to characterize and improve genetic traits in our indigenous livestock species. This could fast-track this move for efficient production.

Currently, Dr (Mrs) U. E. Ogundu’s research team is concerned with the reviewing of the state of the Nigerian indigenous poultry genetic resources, specifically the domestic fowl in South-easthern Nigeria.

Despite the challenges encountered with the present state of research with genomic tools, our goal is to harness the potentials of the indigenous livestock species with the purpose of enhancing food security for our teaming population.

Publication

  • OGUNDU, U.E., ILOEJE, M.U. and HERBERT, U. (2004). Modified contemporary comparison of first and second lactations in herds with cows of 25% and 50% friesian inheritance. Jol. of Anim. and Vet. advances (c) Grace Publications Network 3 (10) 671-674.
  • OGUNDU, UDUAK, E. and IBE-OJILUDU, N. (2009). Growth pattern of Ross broiler in a tropical environment. Anim. Prod. Res. Adv. 5(2): 1-4.
  • OGUNDU, U.E., OKORO, V.M.O., ANYANWU, G.A., OKEKE, G.U., DURUGO, N., MBAEBIE, G.A.C. and EZEBUIKE, C.I. (2009). Effects of age, breed and sex on the serum biochemical values of turkeys (Meleagridis gallopova] of Southeastern Nigeria. Inter. J. of Agric. and Rural Dev. 12 (1).
  • OGUNDU, U.E. and OKPALA, 0.0. (2009). Predictive ability of broiler production models. Anim. Prod. Res. Adv. 5(2) 72-
  • OKORO, V.M.O., EZEOKEKE, C.T., OGUNDU, U.E. and CHUKWUDUM, C. (2010). Phenotypic correlation of bodyweight and linear body measurement in Chinchilla rabbits (Orylotolagus cuniculus) Jol. Of Agric. Biotech and Sus. Dev. http://www.academicjournals.org/JABSD
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ADIVE BONIFACE IKELI UDEDIBIE

PROFESSOR

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • BSc. (Hons) (2nd Class Upper Division) (Animal Science) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975.
  • MSc. (Animal Nutrition) Cornell University, Ithaca – New York, 1981.
  • PhD (Animal Nutrition) Cornell University, Ithaca – New York, 1983.
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)
  • Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN).
  • Member, World Poultry Science Association (WAPSA).
  • Member, West African Society for Animal Production (WASAP).
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS)
  • Awarded Research Associate Fellowship of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (1996).
  • Honored with IFS/DANIDA Award in 1997 for Noteworthy research in Agriculture.
  • FUTO Greatest Research of the Year Award, 2003.
  • Received 2nd position in Individual Award in Agricultural Research at the 4th edition of NURESDEF held at the UNN, 2010.
  • Received 2nd position in Individual Award in Agricultural Development at the 4th edition of NURESDEF held at the UNN, 2010.

Research Interests

Alternative sources of animal feeds; processing and development of novel animal feeds.

Teaching and Professional Experience

Animal Nutrition.

Other Experience

  • Delivered 6th inaugural lecture of the University in 2003.
  • Became the 14th recipient of the prestigious Fellow of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (FNSAP) in 2002.

Profile

Professor A. B. I. Udedibie hails from Ifite-Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He obtained his BSc. (Animal Science) from University of Nigeria (1975), MSc. and PhD (Animal Nutrition) from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He has so far successfully supervised 30 MSc. and 18 PhD students, some of whom are now Professors.

He has over 120 journal publications to his name. He was a visiting Scholar at the Federal University of Rio de Janerio, Brazil (1996-1997) and at the University of Uyo – Nigeria (2006-2008). He is highly appreciated by his colleagues for his extensive research on the novel legume, the jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis). He is happily married to Iyom (Lady) Uju J. Udedibie and the marriage is blessed with 4 children, all boys.

Publication

  • Udedibie, A. B. I., I. Umo and Y. Shaibu. (1985). The Vom Herd. 2. Effect of season of calving and lactation number on lactational characteristics of Friesian cows. J. Anim. Prod. Res., 5: 31-45.
  • Udedibie, A. B. I. and F. O. Igwe. (1989). Dry matter yield and chemical composition of pigeon pea (C. cajan) leaf meal and the nutritive value of pigeon pea leaf meal and grain meal for laying hens. Anim. Fd. Sci. Tech., 24: 111-122.
  • Udedibie, A. B. I., B. O. Esonu, C. N. Obaji and C. S. Durunna. (1994). Dry urea treatment prior to toasting as a method of improving the nutritive value of jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis) for broilers. Anim. Fd. Sci. Tech., 48: 335 -345.
  • Udedibie, A. B. I. and C. R. Carlini. (1998). Brazilian Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean) lacks hemagglutinating activity. J. Agric. Fd. Chem., 46: 1450-1452.
  • Udedibie, A. B. I, G. E. Enyenihi, M. J. Akpan, O. L. Obasi and I. P. Solomon. (2008). Physiochemical nature and nutritive value of dried cassava fufu meal for laying hens. Niger. Agric. J., 39: 44-49.
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BABINGTON ONYEMACHI ESONU

Professor

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • OND (Gen. Agric) - 1978
  • HND (Animal Science) - 1980
  • B. Agric Tech (Hons) (Animal Production) (FUTO) - 1987
  • M.Sc (Animal Nutrition) (FUTO) - 1991
  • Ph.D (Animal Nutrition) (FUTO) – 1997
  • Recipient, Dean of SAAT, FUTO roll of Honour – 1986/87
  • Recipient, Federal Government Postgraduate Award - 1990
  • Recipient, FUTO Study Fellowship Award - 1992 - 96
  • Grantee, International Foundation of Science (IFS) - 1994 - 1997 Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 14th Inaugural Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, title: Unconventional Feed Resources for Livestock Development and Food Security: Paradigms from Nigerian Livestock Industry, Wednesday, 24th June, 2009.

Research Interests

My major research area of interest is in the area of monogastric animal nutrition with a bias in poultry and rabbit nutrition. In this major area are studies on nutrient metabolism, alternative or unconventional sources of feed nutrients, digestibility of feed ingredients and utilization of nutrients interrelationships and determination of optimum nutrient levels for various classes of poultry feeds.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Animal Science
  • Animal Nutrition

Other Experience

Professor Esonu has also gained substantial Administrative and other cognate experience under the Nigerian University System.

Served variously as school SIWES co-ordinator (SAAT), Head of Department, Hall Warden, and Chairman/member of various University Committees/Boards and as the Pioneer Alumni Relation Officer of this great University. He has also served as External Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various Universities and former Secretary - General of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria ( ASN).

Profile

Professor Babington Onyemaechi Esonu is a distinguished and well known Alumnus of this University, a Zealous and committed academic who has to his credit over 85 research articles published in reputable national and international journals.

He has also participated in several local and foreign conferences. Over the years, he has taught several courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and has successfully supervised fifteen M.Sc and ten Ph.D research students, plus scores of undergraduate trainees.

He has also served as External Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of various universities. Prof. Esonu is a registered Animal Scientist (RAS) and an active member/fellow of several professional/learned societies, including ASAN, NSAP, NSN etc. He is the second FUTO Alumnus to be elevated at his alma mater to the rank of professor. He joined the Department in 1992.

Publication

  • Esonu, B.O; Nnaemeka, A.A; Azuibuike, J.C; Uchegbu, M.C. and Ezeokeke, C.T (2007); Performance and Economic Analysis of broiler starter fed Dried Rumen Digesta. IJARD. Vol. 9:77 - 79.
  • Emenalom, O.O, Udedibie, A.B.I., Esonu, B.O and Okeudu, N.J. (2008) Effect of cracked – soaked velvet beam (mucuna pruviens) on the performance and organ characteristics of finisher broilers. Niger. Agric. J. Vol. 39, 131 – 136.
  • Esonu, B.O. Emenalom, O.O; Azubuike, J.C; Abara, S.F; Okata. E; Etujk, E.B; Uchegbu, M.C; Oguoma, N.N.O and Ayo – Enwerem, C.M (2009): Evaluation of Performance, egg quality and economic analysis of laying hens feed dried rumen digesta. IJARD 12 (2) 10 - 15.
  • O.O.M. Iheshiulor; B.O. Esonu; O.K. Chukwuka; A.A. Omede; I.C. Okoli and I.P. Ogbuewu (2011). Effects of mycotoxins in Animal Nutrition: A review Asian journal of Animal Sciences 5 (1) 19 - 33.
  • L.A. Agbabiaka, B.O. Esonu and F.N. Madubuike (2011). Effects of processing on nutrients and anti - nutrients of castor oil bean (Ricinus Communis) seeds and by product Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 10 (6): 561 - 563.
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Odoemelam Victor Udodirim

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • M.Sc. Animal Production and Livestock Management (2007)
  • B. Agric. (Animal science)

Research Interests

Utilization of Indigenous plant materials as alternative feed ingredients, feed preservatives and antimicrobial agents.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Animal production and management
  • Professional Experience

Profile

Odoemelam,Victor hails from Umunneochi L.G.A of Abia state. He attended Prisons Model School Gboko, Benue state and Oboro secondary school, Ikwuano, Abia state for his primary and secondary education respectively. He obtained his first degree in Animal science and health in 2003 from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike. In 2007 he bagged a Master of science degree in Animal production and Livestock management in the same University. He is presently a doctoral candidate at the concluding stages of his Ph.D programme. This young and budding academicjoined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 2009.He has a flair for football. He is happily married to Mrs. Joy Victor-Odoemelam and they are blessed with a lovely daughter.

Publication

  • Effect of different thermal treatments on proximate composition, Nigeria. Antinutritional properties, Gross Energy and Mineral assay of Canavaliaplagiosperma seeds. Trop. J. Anim. Sci. 2 (9) 63-74.
  • Effect of Dehulling on proximate composition, Antinutritional properties and mineral contents of Canavaliaplagiosperma seeds. Trop. J Anim. Sci., 2(9): 35-43.
  • The potentiality of medicinal plants as the source of new contraceptive principles in males. North. American J. Med. Sci.
  • The feed preservative potentials of Ocimumgratissimum leaf extracts.
  • The growing importance of Neem (Azadirachtaindica A. juss) A Review. Res. J. Med. Plant 5(3): 230-245.
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OGBUEWU I. PRINCEWILL

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B. Agric. Tech., 2002, Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • M.Sc, 2008, Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Research Interests

  • Reproductive biology with emphasis on enhancing reproductive functions in farm animals using phytogenic feed additives.
  • Studies on the use of using neglected and under plant extracts in preserving and storing spermatozoa in farm animals

Profile

Mr. Ogbuewu hail from Umunneochi, Abia State, South east, Nigeria. He obtained a Second Class (Upper Division) Honour Degree from FUT, Owerri in 2002. He was appointed Graduate Assistant in 2005; upgraded to Assistant Lecturer in October, 2008. He teaches undergraduate courses and supervised over 7 B. Agric. Tech. projects. He studied the Physiological responses of rabbits fed graded levels of neem (Azadirachta indica A Juss) leaf meal based diets for his M.Sc. Currently, his focus is on enhancement of fertlity in rabbits using phytogenic feed additives. Mr. Ogbuewu lives in Owerri with his family.

Publication

  • Ogbuewu, I.P, Unamba - Opara, I.C., Odoemelam, V.U. Etuk, I.F. and Okoli, I.C. (2011). The potentiality of medicinal plants as the source of new contraceptive principle in males. A review. North. Am. J. Med. Sci., 3(6): 255-263.
  • Ogbuewu I.P, Okoro, V.M., Okoli I.C and Iloeje M.U. (2011). Evaluation of dried leaf meal of an ethnomedicinal plant - neem - on linear growths and reproductive tract morphometry of rabbit does. Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agriculture and Food chemistry, 10(4): 2153 - 2159.
  • Ogbuewu, I.P., Omede, A.A., Chukwuka, O.K., Iheshiulor, O.O.M., Uchegbu, M.C., Udebuani, A.C., Ekenyem, B.C., Okoli, I.C. and Iloeje, M.U. (2010). The overview of the chemistry, health benefits and the potential threats associated with prolonged exposure to dietary soy isoflavones. A Review. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 5(12): 1084 - 1099.
  • Ogbuewu, I.P., Okoli, I.C. and Iloeje, M.U. (2010). Linear growth and reproductive tract morphometry in rabbit does fed neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) leaf meal based diets. African Journal of Biomedical Research, 13: 207 – 212.
  • Ogbuewu, I.P., Okoli, I.C. and Iloeje, M.U. (2009). Semen quality characteristics, reaction time, testis weight and seminiferous tubule diameter of buck rabbits fed neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf meal based diets. Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 7(1): 23 - 28.
  • Ogbuewu, I.P., Umesiobi, D.O., Okoro, V.M.O. and Okoli, I.C. (2007). Validation of the polysemen admixture on viability and Acrosomal morphology of boar spermatozoa. Online J. Health Allied Scs
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OKORO, VICTOR MELA OBINNA

LECTURER I

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B. Agric. Tech.(Hons), FUTO 1993-1999.
  • M.Sc., Ibadan, 2001-2003.
  • PhD., MOUAU, 2007-date.
  • Nigerian society of animal production (nsap) 2010-ibadan: honorary membership award.
  • Nigerian institute for animal science (nias) 2011- enugu: honorary membership award (RAS 386)

Research Interests

  • SWINE: Evaluation of Reciprocal, Maternal and Sex-linked effects of growth and reproductive traits in SWINE.
  • TURKEY: Estimating genetic parameters on growth and reproductive traits in crosses of white and black plumage coloured turkey strains

Teaching and Professional Experience

Animal genetics and breeding.

Other Experience

none

Profile

Reciprocal crosses and its effects is usually important in deciding on the use of either sires or dams of a breed in developing commercially superior crossbred progeny in terms of growth and reproductive traits in farm animals. Also the maternal and sex linked effects which are as a result of reciprocal cross is very important in deciding mothering ability and sex-linkage effects.

My research profile is currently on estimating these effects, particularly in the tropical rainforest zone of Nigeria for Poultry, Swine and Goat species.

Publication

  • Okoro, V. M. O., Imoukhome, J. I., Adewusi B. C. and Oyeka G. U. (2005). A comparison of pre and early-laying characteristics of four commercial pullet strains in warm wet climate. Animal Production Research Advances 1(2): 110 – 114.
  • Okoro V. M. O; U. E. Ogundu and E. E. Egwuekwe (2008). Repeatability Estimates of Pre-weaning Litter Traits and Teat numbers in Non-descript Rabbits. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 11(1): 105-107.
  • Okoro V.M.O., C.T. Ezeokeke, U.E. Ogundu and C. Chukwudum (2010). Phenotypic Correlation of Bodyweight and Linear Body Measurement in Chinchilla Rabbits (Orycotolagus cuniculus). Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development Vol. 2(2) pp.027 -029, February, 2010. Available online - http://www.academicjournals.org/JABSD
  • Okoro V. M. O., Ogundu U. E., Ogbuewu I. P., Obikaonu H., and Emenyonu C.,(2011). Effect of sex and systems of production on the hematological and serum biochemical characters of helmeted guinea fowls (Numida meleagris pallas) in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences. Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 51-56, 2011.
  • Raji A. O., Olutogun, O., Alade N. K. and Okoro V. M. O. (2007). Phenotypic Characterization of the Bunaji Cattle Breed in Oyo State, Nigeria. Sahel J. Vet. Sci. Vol 6, No 1, pp. 51 – 55.
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Anyanwu, Georges Akalefu

Professor

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D Animal Nutrition 2003. Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • M.Sc (ANIMAL SCIENCE) 1986. University of Ibadan.
  • B. Agric (ANIMAL SCIENCE) 1982. University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Research Interests

Alternative Feed Resources/Non Ruminant Nutrition

Teaching and Professional Experience

Poultry Production, Small Ruminants and Large Animals & Pasture.

Other Experience

  • Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (MASN)
  • Member, Nigeria Society for Animal Production (MNSAP)
  • Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria (MASN)
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS-RAS)

Honours

  • Best Chemistry Student; Mbaise Secondary School, 1974 graduating class.
  • Federal Government Scholarship Award for Academic Standing 1980-81, 1981-82 Session, Department of Animal Science UNN.

Profile

Prof. G. A. Anyanwu is among the team of researchers that has identified the greatest challenge in Animal Production Science especially for the rural farmers; i.e. the provision of adequate feeding materials to his farm livestock. Conventional feed sources have been the greatest cost item in the production and raising of farm livestock profitability. The team has been making efforts in reducing this cost import to improve the farmers’ income and also to encourage the production of animal protein in large quantities at affordable prices. The use of non-conventional feed sources in combination or singly as replacement of the more conventional sources has presented an interesting area of research. Most times the non-conventional feed sources contain anti-nutritional factors which are toxic to livestock and this limits their use as feed raw materials. Efforts geared towards detoxification of these factors have, been a major focus for which some level of breakthrough has been achieved.

Publication

  • ANYANWU G. A., B. O. ESONU, F. U. IWUALA, K. C. OKORIE and E. B. ETUK (2003). Bambara groundnut (Voandzea Subterranea (L) Thours) offal as partial substitute for maize in Broiler diet. Trop. Anim. Prod. Invest. 6: 55-61.
  • ANYANWU G. A., EZE C. M, YACOUB A. and ETUK E. B. (2006). Performance of Broilers fed different combinations of Bambara groundnut offal, Cassava root meal and Yam peels as energy source. Animal Production Research Advances (APRA) 2(1) 17-22.
  • UDEDIBIE A. B. I., ANYANWU G. A., UKPAI U. I. and OYET A. J. (1988). Poultry Offal Meal as a protein supplement for laying hens and finisher broilers. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 15: 103-109.
  • ANYANWU G. A., UCHEGBU M. C., GWADIA W. A., MPIERI F. O., and DURUNNA C. S. (2006). Effects of total replacement of maize with Brewer Spent grain and Maize offal on the performance of laying hens. Int’l Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 2(3) 268-271.
  • ANYANWU G. A. (2006). Performance, carcass characteristics and Economy of production of Broilers fed maize grit and Brewers dried grains. Animal Production Research Advances (APRA) 2(2) 81-85.
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MARTIN C. UCHEGBU

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Contact Information

Email:

Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B.Agric.(Animal Science ) 1987, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
  • M.Sc. 1996, Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Technology Owerri.
  • Ph.D 2005, Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Technology Owerri.

Research Interests

Expanding the feed resource base of Monongastric animals and Evaluation of commercial feeds.

Teaching/Professional Experience

Animal Science and Livestock Production Systems.

Profile

Dr. M. C. Uchegbu hails from Mgbirichi in Ohaji/ Egbema L.G.A. of Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained B. Agric (Animal Science) from University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1987. He is currently the acting Head of Department. He obtained M.Sc. Federal University of Technology. Owerri He was appointed Assistant Lectures in 1998 and has risen to the rank of a Reader in October 2010. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students . His researches were based on using unconventional feed stuff and low- cost apro-industrial by products to produce cost. effective monogastric diets. He has also evaluated some commercial poultry feeds available in the market to ascertain the claims of their producers. Dr. Uchegbu resides in Obinze , Owerri west L.G.A.and he is happily married to Mrs. Chibuzo Uchegbu and the marriage is blessed with two children- Ekene and Adaugo.

Publication

  • Uchegbu, M.C, I.O Okoli, A.A Omede, N.M Opara and C.T Ezeokeke (2007) Biochemical, Physical and performance evaluation of some commercial grower and layers rations manufactured in Nigeria. Asian journal of poultry science 2 (1): 1-9.
  • Uchegbu, M.C. Irechukwu, N.M, Omede A.A. Nwaodu, C.H., Anyanwu , G.A Okoli, C.I and Udedibie,A.B. 1 (2009).Commercial evaluation of three commercial feeds on performance of broilers 1(4). 84-89 http:/ww/w. sceincepub:net/report.
  • Uchegbu,, M.C.,Ibekwe,A.O Ogbuewu,P.I , Obikeaonu, H.O, Nwaodu C.H and Okoli I.C (2009) feed intake and growth rate of finisher broilers fed diets containing raw and cooked. Napoleona Imperialis seed meals Revista cietifica Udo Agricola 9 (3).
  • Uchegbu ,M.C., Herbert U, Ogbuewu, I.P ,Nwaodu, C.H., Esonu, B.O and Udedibie A.B. I (2010) Performance and egg quality characteristics of layers fed diets containing combinations of brewer dried grains, jack bean and cassava root meal. Report and opinion 2 (1): 33- 37.
  • Uchegbu, M.C.,Umahi, U.C., Ekwuagana, I.C., Omede,A.A., Okeudo, N.J. and Durunna, C.S. (2010) Nutritive value of maize/ sorghum brewers dined grains , supplemented with palm oil in broiler starter diets . Int. Journal. Tropical Agric and Food systems 4 (1): 17-19.
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OKORO VICTOR MELA OBINNA

Contact Information

Email:
melavicong@futo.edu.ng

Academic/Professional Qualification

  • PhD., Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (ongoing)
  • M.Sc., Ibadan, 2001-2003.
  • B. Agric. Tech.(Hons), FUTO 1999

Research Interests

  • SWINE: STUDIES ON RECIPROCAL, MATERNAL AND SEX-LINKED EFFECTS OF GROWTH AND REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS IN SWINE.
  • TURKEY: GENETIC EFFECTS ON GROWTH AND REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS IN CROSSES OF WHITE, BRONZE AND BLACK PLUMAGE COLOURED TURKEY STRAINS
  • ANIMAL GENETICS AND BREEDING

Teaching and Professional Experience

none

Other Experience

none

Honours

  • NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION (NSAP) 2010-IBADAN: HONORARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD.
  • NIGERIAN INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE (NIAS) 2011- ENUGU: HONORARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD (RAS 386)

Profile

Okoro Victor hails from Agbaghara Nsu in Ehime-Mbano L.G.A of Imo State Nigeria. He obtained his B Agric. Tech (Animal Science) from Federal University of Technology, Owerri (1999), MSc. (Animal Breeding and Genetics) from University of Ibadan and Currently rounding up his PhD (Animal Breeding and Genetics) from Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Nigeria. He has so far successfully supervised over 15 undergraduate students who are now successful in the society.

He has over 18 journal publications to his name. He is happily married to Mrs Chikodi L. Okoro and the marriage is blessed with a daughter, Miss Joanne Okoro.

Publication

  • Okoro, V. M. O., Imoukhome, J. I., Adewusi B. C. and Oyeka G. U. (2005). A comparison of pre and early-laying characteristics of four commercial pullet strains in warm wet climate. Animal Production Research Advances 1(2): 110 – 114.
  • Okoro V. M. O; U. E. Ogundu and E. E. Egwuekwe (2008). Repeatability Estimates of Pre-weaning Litter Traits and Teat numbers in Non-descript Rabbits. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 11(1): 105-107.
  • Okoro V.M.O., C.T. Ezeokeke, U.E. Ogundu and C. Chukwudum (2010). Phenotypic Correlation of Bodyweight and Linear Body Measurement in Chinchilla Rabbits (Orycotolagus cuniculus). Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development Vol. 2(2) pp.027 -029, February, 2010. Available online - http://www.academicjournals.org/JABSD
  • Okoro V. M. O., Ogundu U. E., Ogbuewu I. P., Obikaonu H., and Emenyonu C.,(2011). Effect of sex and systems of production on the hematological and serum biochemical characters of helmeted guinea fowls (Numida meleagris pallas) in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences. Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 51-56, 2011.
  • Raji A. O., Olutogun, O., Alade N. K. and Okoro V. M. O. (2007). Phenotypic Characterization of the Bunaji Cattle Breed in Oyo State, Nigeria. Sahel J. Vet. Sci. Vol 6, No 1, pp. 51 – 55.