Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Department of Animal Sciences
FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Dec 2015 – Present: Assistant Lecturer, Chuka University
July 2009 – Dec 2015: Senior Technologist, Chuka University
Feb 2006 – July 2009: Part-time Tutor, Eastern Campus College, Chuka
October 2004 – August 2009: Veterinary Officer, Kenya Veterinary Association/Gov’t of Kenya joint Projects
Member, board of management in high school, leader in church standing groups, consultancies in livestock farming
PhD in Animal Nutrition- ongoing
Master of Science in Animal Nutrition
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2014-2015: Effects of Natural Licks in Lactating Dairy Goat Ration in Tharaka-Nithi County
1. Nderi, O. M. (2018). Ileocecal trichobezoar in a female llama (Lama glama) in Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural sciences and Veterinary medicine. 6(1) 1-7
2. Musalia, L. M, Odilla, G. A., Nderi, O. M., Muleke, V. (2016). Current Status of Fodder Production, Conservation and Marketing in the arid and semi-arid lands of Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 11(26) 2337-2347.
3. Nderi, O. M., Musalia, L. M. & Ombaka, O. (2015). Effects of Natural Licks on Feed Intake, Nutrient Digestibility; Milk Production and Quality in Kenya Alpine Dairy Goat Ration. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. 3(4)65-75.
4. Nderi, O. M., Musalia, L. M. & Ombaka, O. (2015). Determination of Essential Minerals and Toxic Elements Composition of the Natural Licks Consumed by Livestock in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. 8(10)54-62.
5. Ombaka O., Njoka, E. N., Gichumbi J. M., Kibaara D. I. and Nderi, O. M. (2015). Characterization of clays from Tharaka Nithi-County in Kenya for industrial and agricultural applications. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 9(3)228-243.
6. Nderi, O. M., Musalia, L. M. & Ombaka, O. (2014). Livestock farmer’s perceptions on the relevance of natural licks in Igambang’ombe Division, Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. 7(5)52-59.
Utilization of indigenous feed resources as alternative feed ingredients for enhanced livestock productivity and improved rural livelihoods in developing countries