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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 25, Number 3, March 2013
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Farming practices and risk factors for transmission of helminths of free range pigs in Homabay District, Kenya; F O Obonyo, N Maingi, S M Githigia and C J Ng’ang’a

  2. Factors affecting external and internal mammary morphology traits and assessment of their interrelationships with milk yield in Lori Bakhtiari breed ewes; S Sadeghi, S A Rafat, M Ghaderi Zefrei, F Khaligh, K H Rostami, M Bohlouli, M R Bahrani Behzadi and M Mohaghegh

  3. Comparison of Boer-Cross and foundation breeds for meat goat doe fitness in the humid subtropics; Athumani Nguluma, M L Leite-Browning and R Browning Jr

  4. Effect of replacing fish meal by a mixture of ensiled taro (Colocasia esculenta) foliage and ensiled sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas L.) on reproduction and piglet performance in VanPa sows in central Vietnam; Tran Thanh Hai, Nguyen Thi Hoa Ly and T R Preston

  5. Building a low cost instrument for measurement of important morphological measures for animal production; Priscila Silva Oliveira, Marina de Nadai Bonin, Diego de Córdoba Cucco, Joanir Pereira Eler and José Bento Sterman Ferraz

  6. Effects of dietary supplementation with different sulfate sources on nitrogen and sulfur metabolism and rumen fermentation in cashmere goats; H W Deng, Y Y Cong, Y L Feng and J Chen

  7. Determinants of market participation decisions in small ruminants’ market by livestock keepers in Isiolo and Marsabit Districts, Kenya; J K Rutto, M O Odhiambo, E M Njuguna and F M Murithi

  8. A preliminary review of regulatory constraints affecting pig industry in Zimbabwe; J Mutambara

  9. Millettia ferruginea: An endemic legume tree as forage for ruminants in southern and northwestern Ethiopia; Berhanu Alemu, Getachew Animut and Adugna Tolera

  10. Effect of paddy rice on growth performance of rabbits fed water spinach as the sole forage or combined with leaves of water hyacinth; Bui Phan Thu Hang, Vo Lam and T R Preston

  11. Predicting body weight from heart girth, height at withers and body condition score in Bos indicus cattle bulls of Uganda; C B Katongole, D Mpairwe, F B Bareeba, E Mukasa-Mugerwa and C Ebong

  12. Trend analysis of herd composition and its trade implication in Borena, southern pastoral area of Ethiopia; Tariku Jibat Beyene, Berhanu Admassu Abegaz and Tesfaye Rufael Chibsa

  13. Breeding scheme based on community-based participatory analysis of local breeding practices, objectives and constraints for goats around Dire Dawa, Ethiopia; G Grum, H Aynalem and D Tadelle

  14. Growth performance of rabbits fed components of paddy rice as supplements to Operculina turpethum foliage or Operculina turpethum mixed with water spinach; Nguyen Huu Tam, Bui Phan Thu Hang, Vo Lam and T R Preston

  15. Growth, carcass and behaviour characteristics of castrated and intact male grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus); S Y Annor, I Iddisah and K T Djang-Fordjour

  16. Surveillance of aflatoxin B1 contamination in chicken commercial feeds in Morogoro, Tanzania; F F Kajuna, B A Temba and R D Mosha

  17. Fish production practices of smallholder farmers in western Kenya; Simion K Omasaki, Harrison Charo-Karisa and Isaac S Kosgey

  18. Relative economic returns from selection schemes for a nucleus swine breeding program; E C Akanno, F S Schenkel, R M Friendship and J A B Robinson