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Dr. John Njuguna Mburu

Lecturer
Department of Animal Sciences
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya

Biography

Current Occupation: Lecturer in Animal Physiology and Nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Academic Credentials: a) Master of Science degree (M.Sc) in Animal Production, Nutrition Option (1992), University of Nairobi. b) Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree (BVM, 1987), University of Nairobi.

Research Interest

a) Utilization of non-conventional feed resources in commercial aquaculture and non-ruminant livestock. Undertaking PhD entitled “Effects of phytase and fiber hydrolyzing enzymes on growth and body tissue composition of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822 ) fed diets containing sorghum and rice bran”. b) Professional Membership: a) Registered as a Veterinary surgeon by the Kenya Veterinary Board. b) Member of the Kenya Veterinary Assocoiation. c) Member of the Physiological society of Kenya.

Publications

  • J.N. Mburu, J.M.Z. Kamau and M.S. Badamana and P.N. Mbugua. Use of Serum Vitamin B-12 in Diagnosis of Cobalt Deficiency in Small East African Goats. Bull. Anim. Hlth.Prod. Afr. 42 (1994), 141-146.

  • J.N. Mburu, J.M.Z. Kamau and M.S. Badamana. Thyroid Hormones and Metabolic Rate During Induction of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency in Goats. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 42 (1994), 187-189.

  • J.N. Mburu, J.M.Z. Kamau and M.S. Badamana. Changes in Serum Levels of Vitamin B-12, Feed Intake, Live weight and Hematological parameters in Cobalt Deficient Small East African Goats. Internat. J. Vit. Nutr.Res.63 (1993), 135-139.

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