Bio

PROF. GAKUYA DANIEL WAWERU

I am a Kenyan by nationality and a Veterinarian by profession. I am an Associate Professor of  Veterinary   Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. I have experience in teaching and research in   Food animal medicine, wildlife diseases,   Food Animal production management and Ethnoveterinary medicine. I have experience in large animal ambulatory clinics and herd health and Research in medicinal plant products.

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Publications


2017

Okumu, MO, Ochola FO, Mbaria JM, Kanja LW, Gakuya DW, Kinyua AW, Okumu PO, Kiama SG.  2017.  Mitigative effects of Moringa Oleifera against liver injury induced by artesunate-amodiaquine antimalarial combination in wistar rats. Clinical Phytoscience. 3(18):1-8.mitigative_effects_of_moringa_oleifera_against_liv.pdf

2016

Okumu, MO, Mbaria JM, Kanja LW, Gakuya DW, Kiama SG, Ochola FO, Okumu PO.  2016.  Acute toxicity of the aqueous methanolic Moringa oleifera(Lam) leaf extract on female Wistar Albino rats. International Journal of Basic Clinical Pharmacology. 5(5):1-6.acute_toxicity_of_the_aqueous_methanolic_moringa_oleiferalam_leaf_extract_on_female_wistar_albino_rats.pdf
Okumu, MO, Mbaria JM, Kanja LW, Gakuya DW, Kiama SG, Ochola FO.  2016.  Phytochemical profile and antioxidant capacity of leaves of Moringa oleifera(Lam) extracted using different solvent systems. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 5(4):302-306.5-4-9-865.pdf
J.K.Muthee, D.W. Gakuya, J.M. Mbaria, C.M.Mulei.  2016.  Phytochemistry and cytotoxicity of plants used as anthelmintics in Loitoktok sub-county,Kenya. The Journal of Phytopharmacology. 5(1):15-19.vol5_issue1_04.pdf
S.A.M.Johnson, D.W. Gakuya, P.G. Mbuthia, J.D. Mande, K.Afakye, N. Maingi.  2016.  Myiasis in Dogs in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Vector-borne and Zoonotic diseases. 16(1):54-57.myiasis_in_dogs_in_the_greater_accra_region_of_ghana.pdf
D.W. Gakuya, G.M.Muchemi, A.G.Thaiyah, P.B.Gathura.  2016.  One health:The potential of zoonotic diseases in human,livestock and wildlife interface in Kenya, 12 January. Pathways Kenya 2016:integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and wildlife management programme. , Mount Kenya Safari Park,Nanyuki,Kenya

2015

J.K.Muthee, D.W. Gakuya, J.M. Mbaria, C.M.Mulei.  2015.  Phytochemistry and cytotoxicity of plants used as anthelmintics in Loitoktok sub-county,Kenya, 24 April. Kenya Veterinary Association 49th Annual Scientific Conference.. , Hotel Itoya, Busia county,Kenya
C.J.Nganga, D.W. Gakuya, R.M.Waruiru, A.Z.Sabuni, B.S.Muasa.  2015.  Co-administration of albendazole,levamisole and nitroxynil to control multiple anthelminitic resistant nematodes in a sheep farm in Kabete, 24 April. 49th KVA Annual Scientific Conference. , Busia county,Kenyaco-administration_of_albendazole_and_nitroxynil_to_control_multiple.pdf
D.W. Gakuya, Nganga CJ, Waruiru RM, Sabuni AZ, Muasa BS.  2015.  Evaluation of anthelmintic efficacies in controlling gastrointestinal helminth, 24 April. 49th KVA Annual Scientific Conference. , Busia county,Kenyaevaluation_of_anthelmintic_efficacies_in_controlling_gastrointestinal_helminth.pdf
J.K.Serem, R.G. Wahome, D.W. Gakuya, S.G.Kiama.  2015.  Potentials of Moringa oleifera(MO) as pig feed ingredient in Kenya, 11 September. RISE-AFNNET Fellows conference on natural products. , Imperial Royale hotel,Kampala,Uganda
DW.Gakuya, P.N.Mbugua, B.Kavoi, S.M.Mwaniki, S.G.Kiama.  2015.  Evaluation of Moringa oleifera leaf meal supplementation in broiler and layer chicken feed., 11 September. RISE-AFNNET Fellows conference on natural products. , Imperial Royale hotel,Kampala,Ugandaevaluation_of_moringa_oleifera_leaf_meal_supplementation_in.pdf
Konde, AM, Gitau GK, Kiptoon J, Gakuya D.  2015.  Puppy morbidity and mortality among breeding kennels in Nairobi, Kenya. Jacobs Journal of Veterinary Science Research. 1(4):019.
Konde, AM, Gitau GK, Kiptoon JC, Gakuya DW.  2015.  Factors associated with puppy morbidity and mortality among the breeding kennels in Nairobi and its environs in Kenya. Jacobs Journal of Veterinary Science Research . 1(4):023.
S.A.Johnson, D.W. Gakuya, P.G. Mbuthia, J.D. Mande, N. Maingi.  2015.  Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth and management practice for dogs in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Heliyon. eooo23
Kimani, CN, Mbaria JM, Suleiman M, Gakuya, D W, Kiama SG.  2015.  Antihyperglycemic activity of Zanthoxylum chalybeum stem bark extracts in diabetic rats. The Journal of Phytopharmacology. 4(3):183-189.antihypeglycemic_activity_of_zanthoxylum_chalybeum_stem_bark_extract_in_diabetic_mice.pdf
Kamanja, IT, Mbaria JM, Gathumbi PK, Mbaabu M, Lanyasunya A, Gakuya DW, Kabasa JD, Kiama SG.  2015.  Medicinal plants used in the management of sexually transmitted infections by the Samburu community Kenya. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 7:44-52.

2014

R.O.Onzago, S.G.Kiama, J.M. Mbaria, Z.M.Rukenya, D.W. Gakuya.  2014.  Efficacy and safety of Vernonia hymenolepis a medicinal plant used in Kenya for oral health, 23-25April. 48th KVA Annual scientific conference. , Boma Inn,Eldoret,Uasin Gishu county,Kenya
S.A.M.Johnson, D.W. Gakuya, P.G. Mbuthia, N. Maingi, J.D. Mande.  2014.  Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths and management practices for dogs in the greater Accra region of Ghana, 3-5 September. 9th Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific conference and Exhibition. , PHPT Auditorium,CAVS,University of Nairobi
D.W. Gakuya, T.O.Abuom, C.Onyango, L.K.Cheruiyot.  2014.  Use of sodium hypochlorite (jik) in the management of dermatophytosis (ringworm) in a dairy cattle farm in Kiambu County, 3-5 September. 9th Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific conference and Exhibition. , PHPT Auditorium,CAVS,University of Nairobi
D.W. Gakuya, Okoth MO, J.Muraya, C.J.Nganga, J.K.Muthee.  2014.  An outbreak of acute helminthosis in a sheep and goat farm in Machakos County, 3-5 September. 9th Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific conference and Exhibition. , PHPT Auditorium,CAVS,University of Nairobian__outbreak_of__acute_helminthosis__in__a_sheep_and_goat__farm__in_machakos_county.pdf
J.K.Muthee, D.W. Gakuya, J.M. Mbaria, C.M.Mulei, J.M.Mugambi, J.C.Nganga.  2014.  Evaluation of anthelmintic efficacy of selected medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok, Kenya, 3-5 September. 9th Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific conference and Exhibition. , PHPT Auditorium,CAVS,University of Nairobi
J.M. Mbaria, S.M.Itonga, D.W. Gakuya, P. K. Gathumbi, I.M.Mapenay.  2014.  Study of bioactivity and acute toxicity of Tephrosia vogelii growing in Meru, Kenya., 3-5 September. 9th Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific conference and Exhibition. , PHPT Auditorium,CAVS,University of Nairobi
S.N.Wambugu, Mwangi PW, Mwonjoria J, Mathiu PM, Gakuya DW, Kanui TI, Kiama SG.  2014.  Antinociceptive properties of selected medicinal plants used in the treatment of chronic joint pains in Eastern Kenya, 3-5 September. 9th Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific conference and Exhibition. , PHPT Auditorium,CAVS,University of Nairobi
D.W.Muasya, W.E.Mwangi, P.Kimeli, G.K.Gitau, D.W. Gakuya, J.D. Mande.  2014.  A retrospective study on isolation and antimicrobial sensitivity trends of mastitis causing pathogens in bovine and goats in Kabete, Kenya, 3-5 September. 9th Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific conference and Exhibition. , PHPT Auditorium,CAVS,University of Nairobi
D.W. Gakuya, D.Muasya.  2014.  Management of clinical mastitis in dairy cows, 3 December. Kenya Veterinary Association-SEVET branch,CPD scientific seminar . , PCEA Nyamacaki Church hall, Nyeri management_of_clinical_mastitis.pdf
D.W. Gakuya, P.N.Mbugua, S.M.Mwaniki, S.G.Kiama, G.M.Muchemi, A.Njuguna.  2014.  Effect of supplementation of Moringa oleifera(LAM) leaf meal in layer chicken feed. International Journal of Poultry Science. 13(7):379-383.effect_of_supplementation_of_moringa_oleiferalam_leaf_meal_in_layer_chicken_feed.pdf
R.O.Onzago, S.G.Kiama, J.M. Mbaria, D.W. Gakuya, J.G.Nduhiu.  2014.  Evaluation of antimicrobial activity and toxicity of Vernonia hymenolepis(A.Rich) traditionally used for toothache in Kenya. The Journal of Phytopharmacology. 3(1):22-28.the_journal_of_phytopharmacology.pdf
Gakuya, DW, Mbugua PN, Kavoi B, Kiama SG.  2014.  Effect of Supplementation of Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal in Broiler Chicken Feed. International Journal of Poultry Science. 13(4):208-213.

2013

D.W. Gakuya, S.M.Itonga, J.M. Mbaria, J.K.Muthee, J.K.Musau.  2013.  Ethnobotanical survey of biopesticides and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Meru Central district of Kenyaf . Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 145:547-553.
Onzago, RO, Kiama SG, Mbaria JM, Gakuya DW, Githinji CG, Rukenya ZM.  2013.  Analgesic activity of aqueous extract of Vernonia hymenolepis (A. Rich) a traditional medicine plant used in Kenya for toothache. The Journal of Phytopharmacology. 2(6):41-45.the_journal_of_phytopharamacology-onzago_paper.pdf

2012

J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W. Gakuya, P. K. Gathumbi, J.D.Kabasa, S.G.Kiama.  2012.  Evaluation of Acute toxicity of crude plant extracts from Kenyan biodiversity using Brine shrimp Artemia salina L.(Artemiidae). The open conference proceeding Journal. 3:30-34.
Gakuya, DW;, Kiama SG;, Mbaria JM;, Mbugua PN;, Gathumbi PK;, Mathiu M.  2012.  The Potential Use Of Moringa Oleifera As Poultry Feed Supplement In Kenya..

2011

J.K.Muthee, J.M. Mbaria, A.G.Thaiyah, D.N. Karanja, D.W. Gakuya.  2011.  Clinical,haematological,biochemical and pathological manifestation of sub-acute toxicity of Nicandra physaloides(L) Gaertan in calves. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa. 59:17-24.
Nguta, JM, Mbaria JM, Gathumbi PK, Gakuya DW, Kabasa JD, Kiama SG.  2011.  Ethnodiagnostic skills of the Digo community for malaria: a lead to traditional bioprospecting. Frontiers in Pharmacology . 2(30):1-14.
Gakuya, DW, Mbaria JM, Kiama SG, Gathumbi PK, M. M, Nguta JM.  2011.  Ethnoveterinary medicine: The prospects of integrating medicinal plants products in Veterinary Medicine in Kenya. Kenya Veterinarian. 35(2):67-76.
J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W. Gakuya, P. K. Gathumbi, J.D.Kabasa, S.G.Kiama.  2011.  Biological screening of Kenyan medicinal plants using Artemia salina L.(ARTEMIIDAE). Pharmacologyonline. 2:458-478.

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