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Dr S Katsande


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

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,
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,

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