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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
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

Teaching Courses (code and title)

ASB 324 Animal Diseases
ASP 231 Food Hygiene and Safety
ASB 211 Anatomy and Physiology
ASB 226 Animal Health
ASD 315 Pathology
ASD 223 Parasitology

Recent publications (where technical staff are co-authors or acknowledged)

Machete J. and Molatole M. in: Sharma, S.P. (2006) Cryptosporidium infection in cattle in Southern Botswana. Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences 2: 83-89.

Service (offered to the wider community)

Diagnosis of samples from the field cases and those from the Animal Health Clinic and BCA Farm.

On-going approved research for the Diagnostic Laboratory

  • 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)

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