An inventory guide for Samburu plant use and scientific validatIion of the pharmacological and toxicological activity of two preferentially used herbal acaricides.

Ticks resistance to acaricides is an increasing problem in Kenya and other parts of the world. It poses an economic burden due to livestock losses and enormous costs of developing novel acaricides. Traditional healers in Samburu district have utilised herbs for management of tick infestation despite the lack of scientific evidence of efficacy. The objectives of this study were to develop an inventory guide for Samburu plant use and scientifically validate the pharmacological and toxicological activity of two preferentially used herbal acaricides.

An inventory guide for Samburu plant use and scientific validatIion of the pharmacological and toxicological activity of two preferentially used herbal acaricides

Ticks resistance to acaricides is an increasing problem in Kenya and other parts of the world. It poses an economic burden due to livestock losses and enormous costs of developing novel acaricides. Traditional healers in Samburu district have utilised herbs for management of tick infestation despite the lack of scientific evidence of efficacy. The objectives of this study were to develop an inventory guide for Samburu plant use and scientifically validate the pharmacological and toxicological activity of two preferentially used herbal acaricides.

A logistic regression model to identify determinants of contraceptive utilization among youths in Kayole and Mukuru.

Despite the number of sexually active among youths being high, very few youths engage in safe sex. They had rather involve themselves in risky be havior. The overall image of literature is not encouraging, youths do not use contraceptive to pre vent themselves from unplanned pregnancies, Sexually transmitted diseases (STI’s) and Human imm unodeficiency virus (HIV).There is need to increase the knowledge and practices of contrace ptive use among youths for a better sex reproductive health.

Relationship between anthropometric measures and early electrocardiographic changes in obese rats

Abstract Background The degree of cardiovascular function impairment parallels the degree of obesity and obese subjects have abnormal changes on the electrocardiogram (ECG). Early ECG changes in obesity have not been previously studied. The objective of the present study was to determine the early ECG changes in obese rats and their relationship with anthropometric measurements. Results At seven weeks all rats in the experiment were obese and in sinus rhythm. In the experiment resting heart rate was increased (364 ± 13 vs. 313 ± 12 bpm, P <0.01).

Presentation of needs of the University College, Nairobi (1967)

University of Nairobi (University of Nairobi, 1967)

Aggravation of pathogenesis mediated by ochratoxin A in mice infected with Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

Mice fed 1·5 mg ochratoxin A (OTA) per kg body weight and infected with Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense were compared with trypanosome-infected placebo-fed and uninfected OTA-fed controls. Uninfected OTA-fed mice showed fever, lethargy, facial and eyelid oedemas, mild hepatitis and nephritis, and high survival.

National Housing Corporation Programmes: The case of kibera housing schemes.

The aim of this research was to explore if the designers' intentions were met in housing schemes done by the National Housing Corporation (NHC). The study basically used NHC housing schemes in Kibera as case studies for the housing evaluation (HE) exercise. The mismatch between the designer intentions and the user needs was thereby explored.

Socio-economic and ecological impact of smallholder irrigation schemes on pastoral nomads of Garissa district, Kenya.

This study was conducted to investigate the emergence of smallholder irrigation schemes in Garissa District, and determine its impact on the ecology of the Tana riparian basin and pastoralist socio-economy. In Garissa District, the past quarter of this century was marked by serious problems derived from an ecological, socio-economic and socio-political basis. Some of the affected pastoralistswho were settled on the pen-urban fringes of Garissa town got exposed to flood-retreat cultivation, which was traditionally practised by the riverine Bantu communities.

Irrigation and fertility management technologies for saline-sodic soils of Nguruman irrigation scheme,Kajiado District

An increasing number of pastoralists are incorporating cultivation and commercial farming into traditional livestock economy in Nguruman Irrigation Scheme. However, the continuous decline in production of okra, the major crop for export market is causing concern. A research was conducted to identify the cause of the problem and also develop a design criteria for efficient use of limited water and nutrient resources. Biophysical conditions of land resources were investigated at the scale of 1: 10,000 along a transect from the upper slopes of the piedmont to the bottomland.

Financial evaluation of private smallholder pumped irrigation projects in Kiambu district, Kenya.

Farmers develop irrigation facil ities to ensure that the demands of their crop water requirements are satisfied. By doing this, they anticipate to enhance their net farm incomes and to safeguard themselves from the risks and uncertainities of the weather. This study was conducted viability of Smallholder, farms, that are privately Kiambu district. to evaluate the financial pumped, splinkler irrigation operated by individuals, in Investment, operating and production data were collected from a purposive sample of 34 irrigation and 14 rainfed farmers.

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