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Mrs Vimbai R. Hamandishe
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Specializations: Animal Science

Research In Progress
1. An analysis of the Zimbabwe Beef Value Chain for submission to the University of Zimbabwe for DPhil studies with Dr Saidi and Dr Halimani as supervisors
2. A survey of Ethno-veterinary practices for poultry and cattle in Zimbabwe: A case of Takavarasha in collaboration with G. Gumbochuma, E. Nyahangare, E. Imbayarwo-Chikosi and S. Ncube
3. Effects of soaking and roasting velvet beans on Nitrogen balance in goats in collaboration with an undergraduate student
4. Determinants of pork consumption in Zimbabwe’s urban households in collaboration with a student
5. Breed preference and selection criteria among selected small holder dairy farmers in Zimbabwe in collaboration with L. Marius, E. Imbayarwo-Chikosi, B. Hanyani-Mlambo and C.Mutisi

Publications:
1. Matenga, V. R., Ngongoni, N. T., Titterton, M., B. V. Maasdorp. 2003. Mucuna seed as a feed ingredient for small ruminants and effect of ensiling on its nutritive value. Trop. Subtrop. Agroecosyst., 1 (2-3): 97-105
2. Khosa, P., V. E. Imbayarwo-Chikosi and V. Hamandishe. 2012. Comparative analysis of hatching rates and clutch sizes of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eggs collected on- and off-farm in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production 44:905-909

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