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Dr Colin Musara

Lecturer

Dr Colin Musara

MSc (Physiology) (University of Liverpool) BVSc (UZ), BSc Veterinary Physiology (UZ)

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Areas of Specialization: Veterinary Physiology - The digestive system

 

Profile

Dr Musara joined the Preclinical department in October 1997 as a Veterinary Physiology Lecturer. He has been the Chairperson of the Preclinical Department since 2008. In January 2015, Dr Musara was promoted to a Senior Veterinary Physiology Lecturer. Dr Musara’s research interests are focused on Veterinary Physiology, especially on the digestive system. Currently, Dr Musara has published 11 peer-reviewed journal articles mainly in the field of physiology. He is extensively consulted in Poultry and Cattle. 

Research Publications

  1. Musara C, Pote W (2014). Application of osmometry in quality analysis of milk. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51(3): 606-610, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13197-013-1216-3
  2. Musara C, Pote W (2013). Application of osmometry in monitoring fermentation of milk. World Journal of Dairy and Food Sciences, 8(2): 181-184, http://dx.doi.org/10.5829/idosi.wjdfs.2013.8.2.829
  3. Pote W, Tagwireyi D, Chinyanga HM, Musara C, Nyandoro G, Chifamba J, Nkomozepi P (2013). Cardiovascular effects of Boophone disticha aqueous ethanolic extract on early maternally separated BALB/C mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 148 (2): 379-385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2013.03.001 
  4. Musara C, Vaillant C (2013). Immunohistochemical studies of the enteric nervous system and interstitial cells of Cajal in the canine stomach. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 80(1): Art. # 518, 4 pages, http://www.ojvr.org doi:10.4102/ojvr.v80il.518 
  5. Musara C, Chamunorwa J, Holtug K, Skadhauge E (2003). Insight into the mechanism of short chain fatty acid absorption in the ostrich (Struthio camelus) proximal colon. British Poultry Science, 44(2): 316-326 
  6. Musara C, Chamunorwa JP, Holtug K, Skadhauge E (2002). Water absorption in relation to fermentation in the colon of the ostrich (Struthio camelus). Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 69: 315-320
  7. Elrwanger KH, Umapathy E, Musara C, Kandiwa E, Kruszewska D, Mattsson I, Pierzynowski SG (2001). The effects of cowpea (Vigna unguiculta) feeding on basal, exogenous cholecystokin (CCK33) and secretin stimulated pancreatic secretions of the anaesthetized rat. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 10: 525-534 
  8. Musara C, Chidumo P, Muronzi N (1999). A retrospective analysis of water balance and hatchability in artificially incubated ostrich (Struthio camelus) eggs. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 30(3): 75-84, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v30i3.5348
  9. Musara C, Dziva F (1999). Early embryonic mortality associated with Streptomyces infection in ostrich eggs.Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 30(1): 33-38, (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zvj.v30i1.5344)
  10. Makinde MO, Musara C, Tagwira M (1994). Effect of age on the serum anti-soya immunoglobulin titres in pigs.Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 333-334

Dr Ellen Mwandiringana

Lecturer

Dr Ellen Mwandiringana

MVSc in Veterinary Anatomy (UZ), BVSc (UZ)

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Areas of Specialization: Veterinary Anatomy, Histopathology and Pathology

Research Publications

  1. Mwandiringana E, Gori E, Nyengerai T, Chidzwondo F (2012). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection of mixedTrypanosome infection and blood meal origin in field captured tsetse flies from Zambia. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(79): 14490-14497, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB12.2134
  2. Nyengerai T, Gori E, Mwandiringana E, Mushayi W, Nheta B (2012) Identification of landing site preference of fully-fed Glossina pallidipes and Glossina morsitans (diptera: glossinidae). Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries, 4(3): 43-55     

Dr Mudavanhu Nyagura

Lecturer

Dr Mudavanhu Nyagura

MVSc in Veterinary Epidemiology (UZ), BVSc (UZ)           

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Areas of Specialization: Veterinary Histology and Embryology

Profile
Dr Nyagura is a Veterinary Anatomy Lecturer in the Department of Preclinical Veterinary Studies. He joined the UZ in April 2013. His area of specialization is Veterinary Histology and Embryology. Dr Nyagura’s Research Interests include Trypanosomosis and Anaplasma Marginale Epidemiology, among others. Prior to joining the University of Zimbabwe, Dr Nyagura worked as a Veterinarian with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA); and also in the same capacity with Waterfalls Veterinary Clinic.

Mr Douglas Sindiso Mawere

Chief Technician

Mr. Douglas Sindiso Mawere

MSc Strategic Management (CUT) Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Conciliation and Arbitration) (UZ) Bachelor of Management (Human Recourses) (ZOU) City and Guilds Diploma in Science Technology (Biological Sciences) (Harare Polytechnic College), Diploma in Photography (Harare Polytechnic College)

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Ms Elizabeth Gori

Chairperson / Lecturer

Ms. Elizabeth Gori

MSc Biotechnology (UZ), BSc Hons Biochemistry (UZ)

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Profile
Ms Gori is the current Chairperson and Veterinary Biochemistry Lecturer in the Department of Preclinical Veterinary Studies. She joined the UZ in 2005. Her area of specialization is Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Ms Gori’s Research interests include Molecular and Chemical Pathology of Infectious and non-communicable diseases. Ms Gori is currently pursuing her DPhil studies with the University of Zimbabwe. Prior to joining the University of Zimbabwe, Ms Gori worked as a Research Officer, Department of Research and Specialist Services, Ministry of Agriculture.

Areas of Specialization: Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology                                

Research interest: Molecular and Chemical Pathology of Infectious and non-communicable diseases – Cardiovascular and HIV

 

Research Publications

  1. Mduluza T, Gori E, Chitongo P, Midzi N, Ruwona Y, Soko W, Mlambo G, Mutambu SL, Kumar N (2013). Analysis of TNF-α and IL-10 gene polymorphisms in Zimbabwean children exposed to malaria African Journal of Biotechnology,12(10): 1034-1039, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB12.2443
  2. Mwandiringana E, Gori E, Nyengerai T, Chidzwondo F (2012). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection of mixedTrypanosome infection and blood meal origin in field captured tsetse flies from Zambia. Africa Journal of Biotechnology, 11(79): 14490-14497, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB12.2134
  3. Nyengerai T, Gori E, Mwandiringana E, Mushayi W, Nheta B (2012). Identification of landing site preference of fully-fed Glossina pallidipes and Glossina morsitans (dipteral: glossinidae). Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries, 4(3): 43-55
  4. Matope G, Muma JB, Toft N, Gori E, Lund A, Nielsen K, Skjerve E (2011). Evaluation of sensitivity and specificity of RBT, c-ELISA and fluorescence polarization assay for diagnosis of brucellosis in cattle using latent class analysis.Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology,141 (1-2):58-63,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2011.02.005

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