Disease Patterns in the Area Covered by Ambulatory Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University: A Retrospective Study 1992-1997

  • E S Bizimenyera
  • P K Kalenzi
  • S Biryomumaisho
  • C Waiswa
  • M Saimo


The Ambulatory Clinic (AC) of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Makerere University was started in 1974 with its operations covering North Kyadodo country in area measuring two hundred square kilometers. A retrospective study (1992-1997) made of the A.C area showed that it had mainly adult female exotic or grade cows mostly kept under zero-grazing system managed by women. The diseases covered were protozoan (mainly tick-borne) 34.1% bacterial, 11.7%, nutritional 11.3%, reproductive 9.5%, udder health 9.5%, surgical 8.6%, viral 2.6%, managerial 2.3%, poisoning 0.4% and others 9.9%. drugs or treatment regimes were dominated by anti-protozoals (mainly theileria) 23.8%, antibiotics 21.5%, surgery 14.0%, metabolics 8.1%, antihelmintics 8.0%, sulphonamides 8.0%, antinflammatory 6.2%, tonics 5.8% and others 4.5%. There was no significant influence of different seasons of the year on disease occurrence.

The Kenya Veterinarian Vol. 27 2004: pp. 87-90