Faculty of Veterinary

Pathological and Biomolecular Study on Hydatid Disease in Camels, Cattle and Sheep

A pathological and biomolecular study on hydatid disease in animals was conducted. 3415 animals (31 camels, 898 cattle and 2486 sheep) were examined for presence of hydatid cysts. The highest prevalence rate (58.06%) was recorded in camels followed by cattle (1.67%) and sheep (0.4%). The lung was the main organ involved in camels and cattle, while in sheep the liver was the target organ....

Prevalence of Animal Parasitic Disease Agents in Abyei Locality, Sudan

This study was designed to reveal the prevalence of animal parasitic diseases in nomadic cattle herds in Abyei area. Collection of data from the veterinary records, Veterinary drug centres, questionnaire and external parasites, faecal and blood samples from animals were carried out for one year. The clinical records showed that, parasitic diseases constitute a major problem, and...

Nosocomial Infection Of Neonates In Khartoum State

Nosocomial infection in neonates remains an important problem in neonatal medicine. Neonates are more susceptible to nosocomial infection due to their premature immunological immaturity. This study was carried out in the period between January 2006 and July 2006, and it was intended to : (i)...

Some Factors Affecting the Seasonal Prevalence of Internal Parasites in A Semi-intensive Dairy Production System in Omdurman Locality, Sudan

This study was conducted in the dairy cattle of Al-Rodwan dairy project in Omdurman town during the three different seasons of the year (Dry cool, dry hot, wet hot season) to investigate the prevalence of internal parasites and to assess the relationship between the occurrence of internal parasites and other factors such as seasonal variations, milk yield, packed cell volume, breed, age, and...

Serological Survey for Antibodies against Avian Influenza Virus in Chickens in Khartoum State

A serological survey was carried out to investigate the presence of avian influenza (AI) antibodies in Khartoum state. A total of 190 serum samples were collected from chickens from different farms in Khartoum state. The serum samples consisted of 73 sera collected from broiler chicken and 117 sera from layer chicken. Ten serum samples were collected from poultry workers at these...

Effects of Feeding Castor Beans on Oestrous Cycle and Subsequent Fertility of the Sudan Desert Ewes (Hamari)

This study was carried out to determine the length of the oestrous cycle and progesterone (P4) profile during the oestrous cycle of the Sudan Desert ewes (Hamari) and to investigate effects of feeding castor beans on the oestrous cycle and subsequent fertility of the treated ewes. Experiment 1 was conducted to determine the length of the oestrous cycle and P4 profile during the cycle. Ten...

Specific Identification of Swine Nucleic Acid Sequence Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (Pcr)

Pork consumption is prohibited in some religions. Therefore, religious people are adamant about importing processed food, which may contain or has been contaminated with pork or swine-derived products. In Sudan, no reliable assays exist for detecting the presence of pork in processed food. Currently, regulatory officials rely on a paper trail for this verification. To address the void in...

Changes In Haematology, Iron Metabolism And Body Weight In Sheep Fed By Nigella Sativa Oil Supplement

This study was conducted at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary medicine, University of Khartoum to study the effect of the N. sativa oil on some hematological parameters and iron metabolism in sheep. A total of twelve healthy male sheep were used, their ages ranged from 3 to 6 month’s and weights from 13 to 26 kg. They were divided into two equal groups of similar weights....

The Microbiological Load of Fresh and Processed Meat In Khartoum State - Sudan

The microbiology of the most essential food in Sudan – meat and meat products – was studied to detect its hygienic level and to determine the microbiological hazardous points during preparation at slaughter house and processing of products at markets, and to recommend for controls as dictated in the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. Predetermined 6 sites (Shank, Thin...

Studies on Bacillus Species metabolites and their bactericidal effect against Staphylococcus species

The present study was carried out to isolate and identify the different type of Bacillus ssp from different sources.And to tested their metabolites as bactericidal to Staphylococci Thirty two Gram positive bacilli were isolated from different sources. The main source was contaminants in bacteriological cultures. The isolates were screened for their production of metabolites against...