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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 27, Number 4, April 2015
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Effect of ripening stage and presentation form on chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of mango fruit (Mangifera indica L); J Cavallini, V Gil and A Ojeda (In Spanish)

  2. Effects of additives on fermentation characteristics and chemical composition of ensiled Chromolaena odorata leaves; Muhammad Rusdy

  3. Management of Broiler Farms in Aizawl District of Mizoram, India; S Rahman

  4. Estimation of genetic parameters for milk yield of second and third lactation in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) by random regression models; S Pineda Sierra, D A Agudelo Gómez and M F Cerón-Muñoz (In Spanish)

  5. Influence of Payment for Environmental Services and other biophysical and socioeconomic variables on the adoption of silvo-pastoral systems at the farm level; C Zapata, J Robalino and A Solarte (In Spanish)

  6. Knowledge and perception on ticks, tick-borne diseases and indigenous cattle tolerance to East Coast fever in agro-pastoral communities of Lake Zone in Tanzania; E L K Laisser, S W Chenyambuga, G Msalya, M J Kipanyula, R H Mdegela, E D Karimuribo, A J Mwilawa and L J M Kusiluka

  7. Biogas and bioslurry utilization on dairy-horticulture integrated farming system in Tutur Nongkojajar, District of Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia; R E M F Osak, B Hartono, Z Fanani and H D Utami

  8. Comparative growth and livability performance of exotic, indigenous chickens and their crosses in Tanzania; W G Munisi, A M Katule and S H Mbaga

  9. Infectious causes of mortality in smallholder mature scavenging chicken in central Uganda; J Semakula, P Lusembo, M Mwesigwa, J Ssennyonjo, R Lumu, D R Kugonza and D Mutetikka

  10. Ex-ante perceptions and knowledge of artificial insemination among pastoralists in Kenya; D N Khainga, G Obare and A Murage

  11. Dynamics of body reserves of Ouled Djellal sheep in the semi-arid area; A Meredef and T Madani (In French)

  12. Opportunities and constraints for overcoming dry season livestock feed shortages in communal semi-arid rangelands of Northern Tanzania: A case of Longido Distric; D D Maleko and M L Koipapi

  13. Descriptive survey of Peste des Petits Ruminants and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia outbreaks in traditional goat flocks in Southern Tanzania: producers' concerns, knowledge and attitudes; A O Mbyuzi, E V G Komba, R Cordery-Cotter, H B Magwisha, S I Kimera and D M Kambarage

  14. Effect of biochar and leaves from sweet or bitter cassava on gas and methane production in an in vitro rumen incubation using cassava root pulp as source of energy; Phanthavong Vongsamphanh, Viengsakoun Napasirth, Sangkhom Inthapanya and T R Preston

  15. Feed formulation and feeding impact on the performance of dairy cows in Central Highland of Ethiopia; S Assaminew and M Ashenafi

  16. Husbandry practices of village poultry technology package and the nutritional quality of majorly used poultry feeds in the Central Oromia Region, Ethiopia; Ermias T Tsadik, Berhan Tamir and Zemelak Sahile

  17. Identification and determination of chemical composition of some potential browses as livestock fodder in the Central and North Western Zones of Tigray, Ethiopia; Bruh Weldemariam and Destalem Gebremichael

  18. Fermentation dynamics and in vitro methane production in intensive silvopastoral systems with L. leucocephala and conventional systems diets oriented to milk production; J E Rivera, I C Molina, G Donney`s, G Villegas, J Chará and R Barahona (In Spanish)

  19. Socio-economic and technical characteristics of Quail farming in the central region of Cameroon; A S N Katchouang, F K Djitie, F Meutchieye, J R Kana and A Teguia (In French)

  20. The effect of shallot (Allium ascalonicum L.) by-product as an antibacterial and alternative phytobiotic on characteristics of small intestine of broiler; S Mozin, D Rosyidi, O Sjofjan and E Widodo

Short communications

  1. Genetic diversity of common carp from Shkodra Lake based on microsatellite markers; A Biba, A Hoda, E Vardhami and V Bozgo