Christophe A. A. M. Chrysostome's research while affiliated with University of Abomey-Calavi and other places

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Characterization of local goat breeds is an important step for the development of its breeding. This characterization cannot be done without knowing the size and the spatial distribution of the existing breeds. Thus, this work was carried out to study the spatial distribution of goat breeds bred in Benin. To achieve this, 498 breeders spread across...
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The role of agriculture in Benin, Western Africa cannot be overemphasized, where livestock production is a major occupation among the rural population as it serves as a means of livelihood and sustenance. This study was carried out to examine the socio-economic correlates of guinea fowl production status in Benin and to characterize their managemen...
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This 138-paged book highlights the opportunity for the inclusion of insects into animal feed for livestock, pets, aquaculture and exotics. It also details the challenges which still need to be overcome to enable the global establishment of insect farming as a profitable and sustainable source of feed ingredients. The aim is to provide information t...
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The current context of climate change requires the conservation of local zoogenetic resources already very well adapted to the traditional breeding system, rough feeding, and heat and cold stress. This study assessed genetic diversity in local pigs in southern Benin, as a prerequisite for their sustainable use and sustainable management in Benin. A...
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Missing observations constitute one of the most important issues in data analysis in applied research studies. The magnitude and their structure impact parameters estimation in the modeling with important consequences for decision-making. This study aims to evaluate the efficiency of imputation methods combined with the backpropagation algorithm in...
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Background Housefly ( Musca domest ica L. 1758) larvae are used in various parts of the world for animal feeding either by exposing substrates for natural oviposition or in industrial systems involving an adult rearing unit to produce eggs that are then placed in a substrate suitable for larval development. In order to develop M. domestica rearing...
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Gastrointestinal (GI) nematodes remain a major constraint on livestock production throughout the world. This study assessed the in vivo efficacy of the powder of Mitragyna inermis leaves in three breeds of lambs, namely, West African dwarf lambs (WAD), West African long-legged lambs (WALL), and F1 lambs (cross of a WALL ram with a WAD ewe), artific...
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The anticoccidial activity of Phyllanthus amarus (Hurricane weed), Jatropha curcas (purging nut) and Piliostigma thonningii (monkey bread) was tested on seventy five Eimeria tenella infected Isa-brown male day-old chicks in a completely randomized design as an alternative measure of controlling coccidiosis. Each chick was orally challenged with 15...
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Jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) is an indigenous leafy vegetable which leaves are very rich in amino acid and essential minerals and they form part of the meals of people of Asia, Middle East and parts of Africa. The plant is also used as a medicine and source of income for local communities. The aim of this study is to highlight the ethnobotanical i...
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1 RESUME L'étude a pour but de mettre en évidence les caractéristiques phénotypiques des porcs locaux au Sud du Bénin, un préalable à leur amélioration génétique pour une gestion durable. Au total, 344 porcs locaux dont 292 truies multipares et 52 verrats âgés d'au moins 18 mois ont été échantillonnés. Au plan morphologique, les porcs locaux ont pr...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics and constraints of pig breeding in Benin. Transversal and retrospective survey was used to collect the data on 210 pig farms in seven departments. Breeding was chosen according to the access to the pigsty and availability of breeder to collaborate at the time of data collection. A struc...
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Une enquête a été conduite au Sud-Bénin au niveau de 340 éleveurs de petits ruminants expérimentés afin de mieux comprendre l'utilisation des sous-produits agricoles et agro-industriels dans l'alimentation de ces animaux. Cette enquête a permis de recenser au total 31 sous-produits agricoles et agroindustriels. On peut ainsi noter 5 catégories de s...
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The use of antibiotics in human or veterinary therapy is followed by the appearance of bacteria resistance to these antibiotics. This is a serious problem because of the direct impact on therapeutic possibilities. This study aimed at evaluating the efficiency of a probiotic feed ingredient (Starter) on the growth performance of broiler (Hubbard) to...
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This study aims to evaluate the efficiency of a feed ingredient with probiotic properties (FIPP) on growth performances of Giant White Bouscat red eye rabbits. The experiment was carried out during 56 days on 150 weaned rabbits in Cuniglo farm in Southern of Benin. Rabbit had 35 days - old and weighted on average 669.94 ± 69.55 g. The experimental...
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In West Africa, as in many parts of the world, livestock and fish farm-ing suffer from the increasing cost of feed, especially protein ingredi-ents, which are hardly available for village poultry farming and small-scale fish farming. Insects, which are a natural food source of poultry and fish and are rich in protein and other valuable nutrients, c...

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... In sheep, several genetic diversity studies using microsatellite markers have been conducted in different African countries [17][18][19][20][21][22][23], but relatively few in West Africa, including Burkina-Faso [24], Nigeria [25], and more recently Guinea Bissau [26]. No genetic diversity study using microsatellite markers has been conducted so far on the Beninese sheep population as the existing studies only focused on cattle [27,28] and pigs [29]. In this regard, this study was undertaken to fill the gap in knowledge of the genetic diversity of the indigenous sheep population in Benin as well as the extent of its diversity using microsatellite markers. ...
... In a similar study in Ghana, Agbolosu et al. [21] found that the predominant plumage colour was pearl grey colour (43.7%), whereas Traore et al. [22] reported pied plumage colour (42.76%) as the most frequent colour in the provinces of Burkina Faso. The Nigerian birds shared brown eye colour (57.0%) with those of Atakora (Mountainous) dry savannah zone in Togo [44] and black shank colour with those of Kenya (95.6%) [16], Sudanian and Sudano-Guinean zones in Benin [45]. Colour polymorphism defies evolutionary expectations as a ...
... Diet is one of the important factors in insect biology (Kraus et al. 2019). Several studies have demonstrated the influence of diet on insect biology (de Castro-Guedes et al. 2016;Ganda et al. 2020;Mohamed et al. 2021;Zahari et al. 2019). However, research on the effect of diet on the biology of silkworms, especially S. cynthia ricini is still very limited. ...
... Indigenous livestock genetic resources, including breeds and populations, play a major role in the development of *Corresponding author. E-mail: pmoundipa@hotmail.com or paul.moundipa@facsciences-uy1.cm Author(s) agree that this article remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License different production systems in sub-Saharan Africa where climatic and environmental conditions are unfavorable to the survival and optimal production performances of imported exotic breeds (Ayizanga, 2016;Djimenou et al., 2018). This is also true for pigs, considering the increasing demand for their meat in several countries of this region (Kouam et al., 2020). ...
... One of the directions of combating nematodoses is the use of medicinal plants (Ayaz et al., 2018;Oliveira Santos et al., 2019;Swargiary et al., 2020). They are used in both in vitro (De Paula Carlis et al., 2019;Esteban-Ballesteros et al., 2019;Maestrini et al., 2019;Piza et al., 2019;, and in vivo experiments (Sastya et al., 2018;Alowanou et al., 2019). Efficiency of plant extracts depends on the various conditions of the experiments. ...
... Corchorus olitorius L (C. olitorius), commonly known as jute mallow, belongs to the genus Corchorus and the family of Tiliceae [10]. It is a traditional medicinal vegetable worldwide [11]. ...
... Plusieurs races de porc sont élevées au Bénin. Au Sud-Bénin, on distingue les races locales, large-white, landrace et les croisés (Djimenou et al., 2017). Une enquête réalisée au Sud-Bénin a montré que certains éleveurs gardent deux à trois races de porcs différentes au sein de leur troupeau afin d'obtenir des produits croisés (Djimenou et al., 2017). ...
... In addition, they have several advantages over other farmed animal species due to their large spans (Mbuthia et al., 2015). Pigs allow to transit from local to an economic resource due to their pedigrees which can be produced more quickly (Akoa, 2006).The relatively low production cost, rapid growth rate, short generation interval, and high production potential are beneficial (Djimenou et al., 2017a;Djimenou et al., 2021). However, the lack of rigor in livestock standards in terms of infrastructure, feeding, and health does not allow Africa's local resources in general and pigs especially, to express optimally their zootechnical performance (Motsa'a et al., 2018). ...
... En zone agropastorale, les résidus des cultures constituent 30 à 50 % des rations alimentaires des ruminants domestiques en saison sèche (Dièye et al., 1998). De nos jours, les agriculteurs font face à la baisse continue des rendements agricoles et les éleveurs aux difficultés d'alimentation du bétail (Petit et Mallet, 2001 ;Barbier et al., 2002;Sawadogo, 2011, Soumana et al., 2012Montcho et al., 2017). Les animaux sont souvent mal nourris, les rendements en viande et en lait sont faibles, mais l'élevage reste la richesse économique principale de cette partie du monde. ...