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Dr N. L. Mukarati

Dr. N.L. Mukarati

PhD candidate (UZ), MSc (Royal Veterinary College, London), BVSc (UZ)

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Areas of Expertise and Research Interest: Wildlife diseases & Enteroprotozoan infections of wildlife

           

Research Publications:

  1. Makanyanga TB, Mutema G, Mukarati NL, Chikerema SM, Makaya PV, Musari S, Matope G(2014). Microbial quality of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) meat from three selected farms in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 170, 44-47.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2013.10.020
  1. Motsi TR, Tichiwangana SC, Matope G, Mukarati NL (2013). A serological survey of brucellosis in wild ungulate species from five game parks in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 80(1), Art. # 586, 4 pages,http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v80i1.586
  2. Mukarati NL, Vassilev GD, Tagwireyi WM and Tavengwa M (2013). Occurrence, prevalence and intensity of internal parasite infections of African lions (Panthera leo) in enclosures at a Recreation Park in Zimbabwe. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 44 (3): 686-693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1638/2012-0273R.1
  1. Mohan K, Dziva F, Moyo D, Mukarati NL (2005). Possible new Chlamydophila species causing chlamydiosis in farmed Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus). Veterinary Record, 157: 23-25
  1. Penzhorn BL, Stylianides E, Van Vuuren M, Alexander K, Meltzer DGA, Mukarati N (2002). Seroprevalence ofToxoplasma gondii in free-ranging lion and leopard populations in southern Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 32 (2): 163-165
  1. Anderson EC, Hutchings GH, Mukarati N, Wilkinson PJ (1998). African swine fever virus infection of the bushpig (Potamochoerus porcus) and its significance in the epidemiology of the disease. Veterinary Microbiology, 62 (1): 1-15

Consultancy reports published

  1. A report to the Director-General, Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority (PWMA) on the impact of anthrax outbreak in wildlife in Mana Pools National Park, Zambezi Valley. (2011). The report was basis for official public communication and action plan for control of the disease by the PWMA.
  1. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Surveillance Program in Zimbabwe – Progress and Plans. FAO (UN) & Department of Veterinary Field Services (DVFS), (2010).
  1. Regional Community Base Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) -Capacity Building Program in Southern Africa-: End of Implementation Phase Report (Project No 9F0751). World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Southern Africa Regional Office, Harare, Zimbabwe. (2010).
  1. Study of Communal Areas Management Program for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) Performance in Ten Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe. CAMPFIRE Association, Zimbabwe. (2009)
  1. Situational Analysis of Settlement Patterns and Problem Animal Control in Communal Areas Management Program for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) Areas. CAMPFIRE Association, Zimbabwe. (2008).

Dr S. Chanaiwa

Lecturer

Dr. S. Chanaiwa

MVM (Putra University, Malaysia), BVSc (UZ)

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Areas of Expertise and Research Interest: Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) & Regenerative Medicine of fractures and joints.

 

Research Publications

  1. Dzikiti TB, Chanaiwa S, Mponda P, Sigauke C, Dzikiti LN (2007). Comparison of quality of induction of anaesthesia between intramuscularly administered ketamine, intravenously administered ketamine and intravenously administered propofol in xylazine premedicated cats. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 78(4): 201-204

Dr S. Chikerema

Dr. S. Chikerema

PhD candidate (UZ), MVSc (UZ), BVSc (UZ)

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Areas of Expertise and Research Interest: Epidemiology, molecular and spatial epidemiology of zoonoses.

 

Research Publications:

  1. Makanyanga TB, Mutema G, Mukarati NL, Chikerema SM, Makaya PV, Musari S, Matope G(2014). Microbial quality of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) meat from three selected farms in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 170, 44-47.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2013.10.020.
  2. Chikerema SM, Murwira A, Matope G, Pfukenyi DM (2013). Spatial modeling of Bacillus anthracis ecological niche in Zimbabwe. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 111(1-2): 25-30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2013.04.006
  3. Chikerema SM, Matope G, Pfukenyi DM (2013). Awareness and attitude towards zoonoses with particular reference to anthrax among cattle owners in selected rural communities of Zimbabwe. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 13(4): 243-249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2011.0916
  4. Chikerema SM, Pfukenyi DM, Hang’ombe BM, L’Abee-Lund TM, Matope GM (2012). Isolation of Bacillus anthracisfrom soil in selected high-risk areas of Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 133(6): 1389-1395,http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jam.12006
  5. Chikerema SM, Pfukenyi DM, Matope G, Bhebhe E (2012). Temporal and spatial distribution of cattle anthrax outbreaks in Zimbabwe between 1967 and 2006. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 44(1): 63-70,http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-010-9888-z

Dr. A. Murondoti (M)

Senior Lecturer & Clinician

Dr. A Murondoti, PhD (UZ), MVSc (University of Utrecht), BVSc (UZ)

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Areas of Expertise and Research Interest: Negative Energy Balance in Production Animal Diseases

Research Publications

  1. Murondoti A, Wensing Th, Kruip TAM, Beynen AC (2005). The metabolic basis for dietary prevention of periparturient fatty liver in high producing dairy cows. International Journal of Dairy Sciences, 1(1): 1-7
  2. Murondoti A, Rukkwameuk T, Kruip TAM, Wensing Th, Meijer GAL, Beynen AC (2005). Post-partum supplementation with rumen undegradable protein does not reduce fatty liver development in dairy cows as induced by overfeeding during the dry period. International Journal of Dairy Sciences, 1(1): 8-13
  3. Murondoti A, Jorritsma R, Beynen AC, Wensing Th, Geelen MJH (2004). Unrestricted feed intake during the dry period impairs post-partum oxidation and synthesis of fatty acids in the liver of dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 87: 672-679
  4. Murondoti A, Jorritsma R, Beynen AC, Wensing Th, Geelen MJH (2004). Activities of the enzymes of hepatic gluconeogenesis in periparturient dairy cows with induced fatty liver. Journal of Dairy Research, 71(2): 129-134
  5. Jorritsma R, Murondoti A, Vos PL, Noordhuizen JP, Kruip TA (2004). Metabolic homeostasis in postpartum dairy cow hampered by fatty livers. Veterinary Record,155(5): 151-152
  6. Murondoti A, Busayi RM (2001). Periparturient paresis in dairy cows: A review. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 32(1): 43-51, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v32i1.5306)
  7. Murondoti A, Tivapasi MT, Geelen MJH, Wensing Th, Beynen AC (2000). The effect of postpartum rumen undegradable protein supplementation on hepatic enzyme activities in dairy cows with fatty liver. International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 72: 336-340
  8. Murondoti A, Busayi RM (2000). Perineomelia, polydactly and other malformations in a Mashona calf. Veterinary Record, 148(16): 512-513
  9. Busayi RM, Murondoti A (2000). Syndactlysim in a Mashona Calf. A case report. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 31(3): 92-94, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v31i3.5361)
  10. Murondoti A, Van Der Kolk JH, van Der Linde-Sip (1999). Diabetes mellitus in a pregnant heifer persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus.  Veterinary Record, 144: 268-269
  11. Bwangamoi O, Obwolo MJ, Adeyanju JB, Murondoti A, Samkange A, Ndengu M (1997). Undifferentiated astrocytoma in a Doberman pinscher bitch. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 28(2): 65-70, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v28i2.5313)
  12. Adeyanju JB, Samkange A, Ndengu M, Murondoti A (1996). Canine prostatic enlargement: Outcome of conservative management in eight cases. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 27(2): 5-9

Dr. D.N. Ndhlovu (M)

Lecturer

Dr. D.N. Ndhlovu

PhD Candidate (University of Fort Hare), MVSc (University of Pretoria), BVSc (UZ)

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Profile

Dr Ndhlovu is a Lecturer in Ruminant and Poultry Medicine with the Department of Clinical Veterinary Studies. He joined the UZ in January 2011. His Area of Expertise and Research Interest is epidemiology and the control of transboundary animal diseases. Dr Ndhlovu was Chairman of the Clinical Veterinary Department from October 2012 to September 2014. Prior to joining the University of Zimbabwe, Dr Ndhlovu worked for Ministry of Agriculture as Chief Veterinary Epidemiologist; Principal Veterinary Office – Provincial Epidemiologist; and also as District Veterinary Officer

 

Areas of Expertise and Research Interest

Ruminant Medicine: Infectious disease of domestic ruminants and ticks

 

Research Publications

  1. Ndhlovu DN, Matsika PJ (2013). Ethno-veterinary control of bovine dermatophilosis and ticks in Zhombe, Njelele and Shamrock resettlement in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45 (2): 525-532, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-012-0253-7)
  2. Ndhlovu DN, Makaya PV, Penzhorn BL (2009). Tick infestation and udder and teat damage in selected cattle herds of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 76: 235-248
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