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Dr S Katsande

Lecturer


Dr. S. Katsande
PhD ( University of Venda) ,MSc (UZ), BSc (Hons. Agric) (UZ)
Areas of Specialization: Animal Husbandry (Animal Production, Genetics and Statistics)
Research Interests: Animal Production and Genetics

Profile
Dr. S. Katsande is a Lecturer in Animal Husbadry with the Department of Paraclinical Veterinary Studies. He joined the UZ in June 2011. His area of specialization is Animal Husbandry (Animal Production, Genetics and Statistics). Dr S Katsande’s Research Interests include Forage Legume Utilization and Animal Nutrition. He recently completed his DPhil studies with Venda University in South Africa. Prior to joining the University of Zimbabwe, Dr Katsande worked as a Research Officer, Head of Pasture Section with Henderson Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture.

Research Publications
1. Katsande S, Matope G, Ndengu M, Pfukenyi DM (2013). Prevalence of mastitis in dairy cows from smallholder farms in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 80(1): Art. # 523, 7 pages,http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v80i1.523
2. Gusha J, Katsande S, Zvinorova PI, Ncube S (2013). The nutritional composition and acceptability of cacti (Opuntia ficus indica) – legume mixed silage. Online Journal of Animal Feed Research, 3(2): 116-123
3. Gusha J, Katsande S, Zvinorova PI, Tavengwa I (2013). Calving period affects cow and calf performance in semi-arid areas in Zimbabwe. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 3(3): 61-65
4. Gusha J, Manyuchi CR, Imbayarwo-Chikosi VE, Hamandishe VR, Katsande S, Zvinorova P (2013). Production and economic performance of F1-crossbred dairy cattle fed non-conventional protein supplements in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production,46(1): 229-234
5. Katsande S, Matope G, Ndengu M, Pfukenyi DM (2010). Milking procedures and prevalence of mastitis and mastitis specific-pathogens in selected smallholder dairy herds in Zimbabwe Second RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 20 - 24 September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda, Research Application Summary Book Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference on "Building capacity for food security in Africa", Entebbe, Uganda, 20-24 September 2010, 2010 pp.1125-1128, http://www.cabi.org/cabdirect/FullTextPDF/2013/20133184603.pdf

Dr. C. Masvingwe

Lecturer


Dr. C. Masvingwe
MSc (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA), BVSc (UZ), BSc Honours Pharmacology (University of Dundee, Scotland)
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Areas of Specialization: Veterinary Toxicology
Research Interests: Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology; the application of oxygen therapies in the restoration of health in animals with cancer and other diseases

Research Publications
1. Masvingwe C, Mavenyengwa M (1998). Toxicological evaluation of the plant Xanthium strumarium in pigs in Zimbabwe. Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins, 4(2): 113-119, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-79301998000200003)
2. Masvingwe C, Mavenyengwa M (1997). Kalanchoe lanceolata poisoning in Brahman cattle in Zimbabwe: the first field outbreak. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 68(1): 18-20, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v68i1.860)

Dr. R. L. Madekurozwa

Lecturer


Dr. R. L. Madekurozwa
MSc (University of London), BVSc (UZ)
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Areas of Specialization: Veterinary Microbiology (Virology and Immunology)
Research Interests: Virology, zoonotic viruses of bats

Profile
Dr Madekurozwa is a Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology with the Department of Paraclinical Veterinary Studies. She joined the UZ in 2003. Her area of specialization is Veterinary Microbiology (Virology and Immunology). Dr Madekurozwa’s Research Interest is Virology, specifically Zoonotic Viruses of bats. She is currently pursuing her DPhil studies with the University of Zimbabwe. She worked for Government Veterinary Services for twelve years where she gained vast experience in Microbiology. She also worked as a Regional Coordinator for FAO project (Promotion of Transboundary Disease Early Warning Systems in the SADC Region).

Research Publications
1. Matope G, Bhebhe E, Muma JB, Oloya J, Madekurozwa RL, Lund A, Skjerve E (2011). Seroprevalence of brucellosis and its associated risk factors in cattle from smallholder dairy farms in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production,43:975-982, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-011-9794-4
2. Matope G, Makaya PV, Dhliwayo S, Gadha S, Madekurozwa RL, Pfukenyi DM (2010). A retrospective study of brucellosis seroprevalence in commercial and smallholder cattle farms of Zimbabwe. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 58(4): 326-333, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bahpa.v58i4.64228)
3. Mavenyengwa M, Nqindi J, Madekurozwa RL, Chitate F, Muyombwe T, Ncube C (2000). Locally available grains as carriers of Newcastle Disease V4 vaccine in Zimbabwe: An experimental trial. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 31(2): 45-56, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v31i2.5357)
4. Dawe PS, Flanagan FO, Madekurozwa RL, Sorensen KL, Anderson EC, Foggin CM, Ferris NP, Knowles NJ (1994). Natural transmission of foot-and-mouth disease virus from African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) to cattle in a wildlife area of Zimbabwe. Veterinary Record, 134: 230-232
5. Anderson EC, Foggin C, Atkinson M, Sorensen KJ, Madekurozwa RL,Nqindi J (1993). The role of wild animals, other than buffalo, in the current epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease in Zimbabwe. Epidemiology and Infection, 111: 559-563
6. Sorensen KJ, Madekurozwa RL, Dawe P (1992). Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Detection of antibodies in cattle sera by blocking ELISA. Veterinary Microbiology, 32: 253-265

Mr A. Marume

Lecturer


Mr A. Marume
PhD Candidate (UZ), MSc (NUST), BSc Pharmacy (UZ),
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Areas of Specialization: Ethno veterinary pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and applied microbiology; Public health, pharmaco-economics and pharmacy practice
Research Interests: Ethno veterinary pharmacology; Pharmaceutical biotechnology and applied microbiology;Immuno-genetics and immune-epidemiology; Healthcare financing, pharmaco-economics, public health and pharmacy practice

Research Publications
1.Marume A, Mutingwende I, Muvirimi TG, Chitindingu K, Inappropriate use of Promethazine and Promethazine – containing products in children under the age of three years in Harare, Zimbabwe. Central African Journal of Medicine
2.Chitindingu K, Chitindingu JJF, Benhura MAN, Marume A, Mutingwende I, Bhebhe M, Muchuweti M (2012), Antioxidant capacity of bioactives extracted from selected wild and domesticated cereals of Zimbabwe. African Journal of Biochemistry Research, 6(5): 62-68

Mr. J. Gusha

Chairperson & Lecturer


Mr. J. Gusha
MSc (UZ), BSc (Hons. Agric) (UZ)
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Areas of Specialization: Animal Husbandry (Animal Production, Genetics and Statistics)
Research Interests: Animal Production and genetics


Profile
Mr Gusha is a Lecturer in Animal Husbadry in the Department of Paraclinical Veterinary Studies. He joined the UZ in September 2010. His area of specialization is Animal Husbandry (Animal Production, Genetics and Statistics). Mr Gusha’s Research Interests include Invasive Species Utilization and Range Management. Mr Gusha is in the final stages of completing his DPhil in Range Animal Nutrition with the University of Zimbabwe. Prior to joining the University of Zimbabwe, Mr Gusha worked for Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Research and Specialist Services (Makoholi Research Institute) as a Research Officer in Ruminant Nutrition and Rangelands Management. He has vast experience in beef, dairy and small ruminant management, having trained with Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture and Jiagshu College of Veterinary and Animal Science.

Research Publications
Publications list is not exhaustive there are some missing and can you add the following:

1. Gusha J, Tavengwa I, Katsande S, Zvinorova I P, Ncube S, Matarirano L, Kagande S and Sibanda B 2016 Performance of communal nursing cows supplemented with Acacia angusitissima hay in an on-farm feeding demonstration in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #206. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/11/gush28206.html
2. Gusha J, Chambwe T, Mugabe PH, Halimani TE, Katsande S and Masocha M. 2016. Neglected grass species of Southern Africa: Nutritive value of conserved Hyperthelia dissoluta harvested at different growth stages. Tropical Grasslands
3. Gusha J, Mugabe PH, Masocha M and Halimani TE 2016. Invasive species impact and management in communal rangelands in Zimbabwe. Grassroots (Newsletter of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa)
4. Marume A, Gusha J et al 2016. Evaluation of specific antibody response to selected malaria vaccine candidate in Zimbabwean children. Clinical nursing Studies Vol 4 No 1:16-25
5. Gusha, J., Chiuta, T., Katsande, S., Zvinorova, P. and Kagande, S., 2016. Performance of cattle reared on rangelands supplemented with farm-formulated diets during the dry season in Zimbabwe. Animal Production Science.
6. Gusha, J., Katsande, S. and Chiuta, T., 2015. Performance of mashona cows reared on natural rangelands with non-conventional protein supplementation in the dry season, Zimbabwe. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 18(3).
7. Gusha, J, T.E. Halimani, S Katsande and P.I Zvinorova (2015). The effect of Opuntia ficus indica and forage legumes based diets on goat productivity in smallholder sector in Zimbabwe. Small Ruminant Research (125),21-25
8. Gusha, J, S Katsande P.I Zvinorova T.E. Halimani and T Chiuta (2015). Performance of growing cattle on poor-quality rangelands supplemented with farm-formulated protein supplements in Zimbabwe. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal nutrition DOI: 10.1111/jpn.12303
9. Katsande S, Baloyi JJ, Ngongoni NT, Nherera- Chokuda FV, Matope G, Zvinorova PI, and Gusha J. (2015). Apparent Digestibility and microbial protein yield of Desmodium uncunatum, Mucuna pruriens and Vigna unguiculata in goats. African Journal of Range and Forage Science In-press
10. Gusha J, Halimani TE, Ngongoni NT and Ncube S. (2015). Effect of feeding cactus-legume silages on nitrogen retention, digestibility and microbial protein synthesis in goats. Animal Feed Science and Technology, In-press
11. Gusha, J., Manyuchi, C. R., Imbayarwo-Chikosi, V. E., Hamandishe, V. R., Katsande, S., & Zvinorova, P. I. (2014). Production and economic performance of F1-crossbred dairy cattle fed non-conventional protein supplements in Zimbabwe. Tropical animal health and production, 46(1), 229-234..
12. Gusha, J, T.E. Halimani, S Katsande and P.I Zvinorova (2014). Performance of goats fed on low quality veld hay supplemented with fresh spiny cactus (Opuntia megacantha) mixed with browse legume hay in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal health and Production 46(2),1257-1263
13. Gusha, J., Ngongoni, N. T and Halimani, E.T. (2013). Nutritional composition and effective degradability of four forage trees grown for protein supplementation. Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research, 3(4), 170-175.
14. Gusha, J, Katsande, S, P.I. Zvinorova and I. Tavengwa (2013). Calving period affects cow and calf performance in semi-arid areas in Zimbabwe. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences 3(3):61-65.
15. Gusha, J. and Mugabe, P.H. (2013), “Unpalatable and wiry grasses are the dominant grass species in semi-arid savanna rangelands in Zimbabwe”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 2 (2): 1075-1083.
16. Gusha, J., Katsande S, P.I. Zvinorova and S Ncube. (2013). The nutritional composition and acceptability of cacti (Opuntia ficus indica) – legume mixed silage. Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research, 3(2), 116-120

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