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Ms. C. Mwashita

Ms. C. Mwashita

MBA (ZOU), Specialist Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (Haematology and Immuno-haematology, UZ), General Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (UZ)

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Professor DM Pfukenyi

Dean of Veterinary Science


Professor. D. M. Pfukenyi
DPhil (UZ), MVSc (UZ), BVSc (UZ)
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Profile 

The current Dean of the FVS is Professor Davies M Pfukenyi. Professor Pfukenyi is a holder of BVSc (UZ, 1992), MVSc (Veterinary Epidemiology, UZ, 1995) and DPhil (Veterinary Epidemiology, UZ, 2003) degrees. He joined the University of Zimbabwe, Clinical Veterinary Studies (CVS) Department in November 2004 as a Veterinary Epidemiology Lecturer for both undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary students. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology (from January 2011). Prof Pfukenyi’s other areas of expertise are Animal Health Economics, Biostatistics and Research Methods. He has also been the Chairperson of the CVS Department (February 2007 – September 2012). 

Before joining the University, Professor Pfukenyi was employed at the Central Veterinary Laboratories (CVL), Diagnostics and Research Branch in Harare where he went through the ranks of a Veterinary Research Officer, Senior Veterinary Research Officer to that of a Principal Veterinary Research Officer. Prof Pfukenyi’s research interests are focused on the epidemiology of zoonoses (diseases transmissible between animals and humans) at the domestic-wildlife-human interface and vector-borne parasitic diseases. He is also interested in animal diseases of economic importance and quality assurance control systems for food safety of animal origin. His strongest experience lies in the design and analyses of field and experimental studies, supervision and mentoring of post-graduate students as well as coordinating and managing multidisciplinary projects. Currently, Prof Pfukenyihas published 33 peer-reviewed journal articles mainly in the field of epidemiology and two book chapters.  

Areas of Specialization: Veterinary epidemiology, Research Methods and Biostatistics & Animal Health Economics

Research Interests: Epidemiology of parasitic and other diseases; Zoonoses and Food Safety

 

Research Publications 

  1. Chinyoka S, Dhliwayo S, Marabini L, Dutlow K, Matope G, Pfukenyi DM (2014). Serological survey of Brucella canis in dogs in urban Harare and selected rural communities in Zimbabwe. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 85(1): Art. # 1087, 5 pages, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v85i1.1087)
  1. Caron A, Miguel E, Gomo C, Makaya P, Pfukenyi, DM, Foggin C, Hove T, de Garine-Wichatitsky M, (2013). Relationship between burden of infection in ungulate populations and wildlife/livestock interfaces. Epidemiology and Infection, 141(7): 1522-1535, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268813000204)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Mukaratirwa S (2013). A review of the epidemiology and control of gastrointestinal nematode infections in cattle in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 80(1): Art. # 612, 12 pages, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v80i1.612)
  1. 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)
  1. Masanganise KE, Matope G, Pfukenyi DM (2013). A survey on auditing, quality assurance systems and legal frameworks in five selected slaughterhouses in Bulawayo, southwestern Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 80(1): Art. # 575, 8 pages, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v80i1.575)
  1. de Garine-Wichatitsky M, Fritz H, Chaminuka P, Caron A, Guerbois C, Pfukenyi DM, Matema C, Jori F, Murwira A (2013). Consequences of animals crossing the edges of Transfrontier parks. In: Anderson JA, de Garine-Wichatitsky M, Cumming DHM, Dzingirayi V, Giller KE (Eds), Transfrontier conservation areas: People living on the edge, 1st edn, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London,pp. 137-162
  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)
  1. 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)
  1. de Garine-Wichatitsky M, Miguel E, Mukamuri B, Garine-Wichatitsky E, Wencelius I, Pfukenyi DM, Caron A (2012). Coexisting with wildlife in transfrontier conservation areas in Zimbabwe: Cattle owners’ awareness of disease risks and perceptions of the role played by wildlife. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 36(3): 321-332, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016j.cimid.2012.10.007)
  1. Dhliwayo S, Matope G, Marabini L, Dutlow K, Pfukenyi DM (2012). Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in dogs in urban Harare and selected rural communities in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 79(1): Art. #447, 6 pages, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v79i1.447)
  1. Gomo C, Musari S, de Garine-Wichatitsky M, Caron A, Pfukenyi DM, van Heerden H (2012). Detection of Brucella abortus in Chiredzi district in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 79(1): Art. #417, 5 pages, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v79i1.417)
  1. Mukaratirwa S, La Grange L, Pfukenyi DM (2013). Trichinella infections in animals and humans in sub-Saharan Africa: A review. Acta Tropica,125(1): 82-89, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.005)
  1. 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)
  1. Zimba M, Loveridge J, Pfukenyi DM, Mukaratirwa S (2012). Seasonal abundance and epidemiological indices of potential plague vectors Dinopsyllus lypusus (Siphonaptera: Hystrichopsyllidae) and Ctenophthalmus calceatus(Siphonaptera: Ctenophthalmidae) on rodents captured from three habitat types of Hatcliffe and Dzivarasekwa suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Medical Entomology, 49(6): 1453-1459, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME11231)
  1. Makaya PV, Matope G, Pfukenyi DM (2012). Distribution of Salmonella serovars and antimicrobial susceptibility ofSalmonella Enteritidis from poultry in Zimbabwe. Avian Pathology, 41(2): 221-226, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03079457.2012.667558)
  1. 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)
  1. Gomo C, de Garine-Wichatitsky M, Caron A, Pfukenyi DM (2012). Survey of brucellosis at the wildlife-livestock interface on the Zimbabwean side of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 44(1): 77-85, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-011-9890-5)
  1. Mosalagae D, Pfukenyi DM,Matope G (2011). Milk producers’ awareness of milk-borne zoonoses in selected smallholder and commercial dairy farms of Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 43(3): 733-739, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-010-9761-5)
  1. Zimba M, Pfukenyi DM, Loveridge J, Mukaratirwa S (2011). Seasonal abundance of plague vector Xenopsylla brasiliensis from rodents captured in three habitat types of periurban suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe.Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 11(8): 1187-1192, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2010.0095)
  1. Matope G, Makaya PV, Dhliwayo S, Gadha S, Madekurozwa RL, Pfukenyi D (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)
  1. de Garine-Wichatitsky M, Caron A, Gomo C, Pfukenyi D, Foggin C, Dutlow K, Lane E, Le Bel S, Hofmeyr M, Hlokwe T, Michel A (2010). Bovine tuberculosis in buffaloes, Southern Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(5):884-885, (http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1605.090710)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Chipunga SL, Dinginya L, Matenga E (2010). A survey of pet ownership, awareness and public knowledge of pet zoonoses with particular reference to roundworms and hookworms in Harare, Zimbabwe.Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42(2): 247-52, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-009-9413-9)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Pawandiwa D, Makaya, PV, Ushewokunze-Obatolu U (2009). A retrospective study of wildlife rabies in Zimbabwe, between 1992 and 2003. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 41(4): 565-72, (http//:dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-008-9224-4)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Pawandiwa D, Makaya PV, Ushewokunze-Obatolu Unesu (2007). A retrospective study of rabies in humans in Zimbabwe, between 1992 and 2003. Acta Tropica, 102(3): 190-196, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2007.04.013)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Mukaratirwa S, Willingham AL, Monrad J (2007). Epidemiological studies of parasitic gastrointestinal nematodes, cestodes and coccidia infections in cattle in the highveld and lowveld communal grazing areas of Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 74(2): 129-142, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v74i2.132)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Mukaratirwa S, Willingham AL, Monrad J (2006). Epidemiological studies of Schistosoma mattheeiinfections in cattle in the highveld and lowveld communal grazing areas of Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 73(3): 179-191, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v73i3.144)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Mukaratirwa S, Willingham AL, Monrad J (2006). Epidemiological studies of Fasciola gigantic infections in cattle in the highveld and lowveld communal grazing areas of Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 73(1): 37-51, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v73i1.168)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Monrad J, Mukaratirwa S (2005). Epidemiology and control of trematode infections in cattle in Zimbabwe: a review. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 76(1): 9-17, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v76i1.387)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Mukaratirwa S, Willingham AL, Monrad J (2005). Epidemiological studies of amphistome infections in cattle in the highveld and lowveld communal grazing areas of Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 72(1): 67-86, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v72i1.224)
  1. Pfukenyi DM, Mukaratirwa S (2004). A retrospective study of the prevalence and seasonal variation of Fasciola gigantic infections in cattle slaughtered in the major abattoirs of Zimbabwe between 1990 and 1999. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 71(3): 181-187, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v71i3.258)
  1. Makaya PV, Munjeri N, Pfukenyi DM (2002). Detection of Tritrichomonas foetus in cattle using a PCR amplification system. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 33(1): 1-5, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v33i1.5295)
  1. Ushewokunze-Obatolu U, Pfukenyi DM, Ushe T (1999). A retrospective epidemiological study of parasitic otitis in cattle in the South-East Lowveld of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 30(1): 19-24, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v30i1.5341)

Sr. A. Masawi

Sr. A. Masawi

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Hartpurry College, UK), Diploma in Animal Science (Montreal, Canada), Pet Nutrition Certificate (UK)              

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Expertise: Basic Hospital Practice Management, First Aid in Animals & Animal Husbandry

Areas of Research Interest: Surgical Nursing

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