Dr. Mary Gichure

Dr. Mary Gichure

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty: Agriculture and Environmental Studies

Department: Animal Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Animal Health, epidemiology and livestock economics

WORK EXPERIENCE
Assistant Lecturer, Veterinary Surgeon

EDUCATION
PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (University of Nairobi)
MSc. in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (University of Nairobi)
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (University of Nairobi)

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2018 Analysis of the ecominic contribution of working donkeys in small holder farming systems
2012 Coprological-prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthes in working donkeys in Kenya
2011 Sero-prevalence and risk factors of African Horse Sickness among donkeys in Kenya

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Gichure Mary, Onono Joshua, Wahome Raphael and Gathura Peter. (2019). Benefits and associated challenges of working donkeys in small holder farming systems in Kenya. International Journal of Life Sciences Research. Vol. 7, Issue 4, pp: 76-84
2. Book titled “Prevalence of African Horse Sickness in Donkey Population of Kenya”. https://www.amazon.com/Prevalence-African-Sickness-Donkey-Population/dp/3659752797. Published by Lambert academic publishers. September 2017
3. Prevalence of Tick-Borne Hemoparasites in Kirubia Slaughterhouse: Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. Gichure, Mary N. 2017. Paper submitted awaiting publication.
4. Gichure, M.N., Kitala, P., Munene, J.N., Kihurani, D.K., Mande, J.D. 2011. Sero- prevalence of African Horse Sickness in donkeys in Kiambu District Kenya. Kenyan Veterinarian Journal. Vol 2 pp 11-14
5. Gichure, M.N., Ochieng, L., L. Mwirigi, L., Kinyanjui, G., Upjohn, M., Fowler, V. 2012. Coprological prevalence of helminths in working donkeys and their relation to selected animal based indicators in three KENDAT operation areas, Kenya. Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Conference Proceedings.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
1. Economics of livestock production under different farming systems
2. Equine health and welfare
3. Value chain analysis of working animals

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