American Journal of Zoology

Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2019

  • Appraisal of Heavy Metals (Lead and Cadmium) in the Muscle and Internal Organs of Cattle Slaughtered in Ibadan

    Hillary-Frances Ladidi Gwani, Emmanuel Teryila Tyokumbur

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 14 December 2018
    Accepted: 28 December 2018
    Published: 29 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajz.20190201.11
    Abstract: This study appraised the levels of two heavy metals: lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) in the muscle, liver, kidney, intestine, lungs and heart of cattle slaughtered for sale in the Akinyele Meat Market of Oyo State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to assess the distribution of these metals in the different parts of the body of cattle and compar... Show More
  • Avian Influenza Risk Perception and Preventive Practice Among Poultry Workers in Jos: A Cross Sectional Study

    Vem Tabitha Silas, Anejo-Okopi Joseph, Dabak D. Jonathan, Ugwu B. KIngsley, Bigwan Emmanuel Isa, Kopkuk Ezra Dasun, Essien Cosmas Uyeime, Tyem Dinchi, Davou Aaron Gyang, Nimzing Lohya

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 6-10
    Received: 4 December 2018
    Accepted: 20 February 2019
    Published: 11 March 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajz.20190201.12
    Abstract: Highly pathogenic Avian Influenza virus (HPAI) H5N1 commonly called Bird Flu, is a highly infectious viral disease of birds including domestic poultry, and first infected humans in China 1997. Since its widespread and re-emergence in 2003 and 2004, the avian virus has become a global public health threat. The H5N1 is known to be very infectious and... Show More
  • Impact of Human Activities on the Rodent Species Specific Richness in the Masako Reserve Forest in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Nganga Zangada, Colette Masengo, Gédéon Bongo, Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 11-17
    Received: 11 December 2018
    Accepted: 19 February 2019
    Published: 14 March 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajz.20190201.13
    Abstract: Slash-and-burn shifting agriculture, still common in Africa, is one of the major causes of deforestation in regions where excessive population pressure has accelerated the rate of agricultural rotation. The transformation and fragmentation of natural habitats, affects the structure and functioning of the forest ecosystem, leading to erosion and bio... Show More