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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
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University of Botswana
Botswana Government

General Information





The Department of Animal Science Production is made up of five units, Animal Clinic, Diagnostic Lab, Field Lab, Nutritional Lab and Student Enterprise Project

ASP Research

Key Research Areas

On-going Research

Diagnostic Research

  • Incidences of cryptosporidiosis in calves, lambs and kids (S. P. Sharma - Team leader)
  • Improvement of indigenous chicken (E. Z. Mushi – Team leader)
  • Diseases of Ostriches (E. Z. Mushi – Team leader)
  • Heat increment of feeding in Tswana goats (J. M. Kamau - Team leader)
  • Effects of rerouting blood in the facial and angularis oculi veins (J. M. Kamau - Team leader

Nutrition Research

  • Utilisation of key forage plants in two desert margin areas of Botswana. DMP/GEF research project.
  • Diet selection and influence of tannin containing browses in the nutrition of Tswana goats.
  • Study of the adaptive responses of the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) of the ostrich ( Struthio camelus) to variation in dietary intake and implications for health and general performance of the bird.
  • Evaluation of Imbrasia belina (Phane worms) as a livestock feed.

Field Research

  • Involved in research project on Cryptosporidiosis with Dr Sharma .
  • Selecting Tswana goat for parasite resistance and increased productivity with Dr Nsoso .

Range Science

Evaluation of rangeland responses to various management practices, environmental factors, restoration attempts as well as range animal behaviour and interactions for sustainable range and animal production

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