Prof. Ochanda - Bio

Prof. Horace Ochanda is the Deputy Principal, College of Education and External Studies and Professor of Applied Parasitology, University of Nairobi. Born in 1960, he graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Education (Science) Honours degree in 1985 and a Master of Science (Parasitology) in 1988. In 1994, he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Parasite Epidemiology) from the University of Warwick, UK.

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Mwirigi, M, Nkando I, Olum M, Attah-Poku S, Ochanda H, Berberov E, Gerdts V, Perez-Casal J, Wesonga H, Soi R, Naessens J.  2016.  Efficacy of a capsular polysaccharide conjugated vaccine against Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.


Mwirigi, M, Nkando I, Aye R, Soi R, Ochanda H, Berberov E, Potter A, Gerdts V, Perez-Casal J, Naessens J, Wesonga H.  2015.  Experimental evaluation of inactivated and live attenuated vaccines against Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.
Nthiw’a, DM, Odongo DO, Ochanda H, Khamadi SA, Gichimu BM.  2015.  Trypanasoma infection rates in Glossina species in Mtito Andei Division, Makueni County, Kenya. Journal of Parasitology Research . (607432):1-8.


Oyugi, J, Otieno-Ayayo ZN, Ochanda H.  2014.  The silver cyprinid Rastrineobola argentea as the main diet source for rearing Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes. Journal of Mosquito Research. 4 (17):1-6.
Waiganjo, N, Yole D, Ochanda H.  2014.  Anti-schistosomal activity of five plant extracts on Swiss white mice infected with Schistosoma mansoni. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. 9 :49-53.
Waiganjo, N, Yole D, Ochanda H.  2014.  Immunological responses of mice after treatment with Ocimum americanum hexane and Bridelia micrantha water plant extracts. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences. 13, 09-12


Waiganjo, N, Ochanda H, Yole D.  2013.  Phytochemical Analysis of selected five plant extracts. Chemistry and Materials Research.


Kobia, EN, Ochanda H, Yole DS.  2012.  The effect of immunizing Swiss white mice with snail soluble proteins and challenging them with Schistosoma mansoni. The Internet Journal of Tropical Medicine. 8(1):DOI:10.5580/2b3f..
K, MRSMARIKAMOGIKOYONANCY-, PROF. OCHANDA HORACE.  2012.  Impact of ICT on education. International Journal of BioChemPhysics. : Elsevier Abstract


Tonnang, HEZ, Nedorezov LV, Owino JO, Ochanda H, Löhr B.  2010.  Host–parasitoid population density prediction using artificial neural networks: diamondback moth and its natural enemies. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 12:233-242.
Mwirigi, M, Ochanda H, Soi R, Wambugu A, Naessens J.  2010.  Effect of a monoclonal antibody on mycoplasma adherence to bovine lung cells.. East African Agricultural Forestry Journal. 76(4):217-223.


Tonnang, HEZ, Nedorezov LV, Owino, J., Ochanda H, Löhr B.  2009.  Evaluation of discrete host–parasitoid models for diamondback moth and Diadegma semiclausum field time population density series. . Ecological Modelling. 220:1735-1744.


Tonnang, HEZ, Nedorezov LV, Ochanda H, Owino J, Löhr B.  2008.  Assessing the impact of biological control of Plutella xylostella through the application of Lotka-Volterra model. Ecological Modelling . 220:60-70.


Tonnang, HEZ, Nedorezov LV, Ochanda H, Owino J, Löhr B.  2007.  Application of differential equation modelsto the population dynamics of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid - Diadegma semiclausum (Helllen), October 24 – 27,. The 5th International Workshop on “Management of Diamondback Moth and other Crucifer Insect Pests”. , Beijing, China
Tonnang, HEZ, Nedorezov LV, Ochanda H, Owino J, Löhr B.  2007.  Modeling the impact of an exotic parasitoid, Diadegma semiclausum, on the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, in Kenya, using the Lotka-Volterra model, 27-30 November 2. The 6th European Conference on Ecological Modelling,. , Trieste, Italy
Wanzala, W, N.M. K, K.H. Z, Onyango-Abuje JA, Kang’ethe EK, Ochanda H, Harrison LJS.  2007.  Evaluation of an antigen-ELISA in the diagnosis of bovine cysticercosis in Kenyan cattle.. Parasitology Research . 100:539-548. Abstract

A monoclonal antibody-based antigen - ELISA (Ag-ELISA) was studied in kenyan cattle with the objective of evaluating its reliability in diagnosing bovine cysticerconsis. A total of 55 cattle divided into artificially (n=30) and nuturally (n=25) infested animals, were utilized. total dissection was used as gold standard of validity at autopsy. in natural infestations, the essay identified 16 cases


Ochanda, H.  2006.  Comparison of the survival of Theileria parva-infected adult Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (Acari: Ixodidae) and their infection under simulated climate conditions in the laboratory and in the field.. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science . 26:101–107. Abstract

Five groups of adult Rhipicephalus appendiculatus Neumann, with an average of 98 Theileria parva-infected salivary gland acini per tick, were exposed to four different temperature conditions in the laboratory or to quasi-natural conditions in Kenya. The survival of the infected ticks and T.parva parasites in their salivary glands were determined over time. Ticks kept underquasi-nutural conditions survived up to 86 weeks. This period was longer than that of ticks exposed to any of the four laboratory conditions, except the diurnal temperature rhythm of 13-23 degrees Celsius and 85% relative humidity (RH) to which it was comparable. Theileria parva survived for 82 weeks in ticks exposed to quasi-natural conditions, a period which was much longer than that of parasites in ticks maintained under any of the laboratory conditions. survival of the infected ticks and their infections seemed to be adversely affected by higher temperatures in the laboratory or drought in the field. There was an apparent density-dependent influence in parasite survival, with a dramatic fall in infection occurring in the more highly infected ticks before stabilizing at lower levels.


Wanzala, WS, Onyango-Abuje JA, Kang'ethe EK, Kang'ethe EK, Zessin KH, Kyule MN, Ochanda H, Harrison LJS.  2005.  Distribution of Taenia saginata cysts in carcases and implications for meat inspection. Website
Wanzala, W, Onyango-Abuje JA, Kang’ethe EK, Ochanda H, Harrison LJS.  2005.  Distribution of Cysticercus bovis in bovine carcasses of naturally and artificially infected Kenyan cattle and its implication for routine meat inspection method. . Online Journal of Veterinary Research . 9:66-73.
Yole, DS, Obanda VO, Kithome K, Ochanda H.  2005.  The effect of vaccinating S. mansoni-infected BALB\c mice either before or after treatment. . African Journal of Health Sciences . 12:65–77.


Ochanda, H, Young AS.  2003.  Survival of Theileria parva-infected adult Rhipicephalus appendiculatus under laboratory and quasi-natural conditions. Experimental and Applied Acarology . 29:355–365.
Ochanda, H.  2003.  Analysis of post-mortem diagnosis of bovine cysticercosis in Kenyan cattle. Online Journal of Veterinary Research 1, 1-9. : Elsevier Abstract



Wanzala, W, Onyango-Abuje JA, Kang’ethe EK, Ochanda H, Harrison LJS.  2002.  Serodiagnosis of bovine cysticercosis live Taenia saginata cysts using a monoclonal antibody-based antigen-ELISA. . Journal of the South African Veterinary Association . 73:201-206.
Wanzala, W, Onyango-Abuje JA, Kang’ethe EK, Ochanda H, Harrison LJS.  2002.  A comparison of meat inspection method and an antigen-ELISA in the diagnosis of bovine cysticercosis in Kenyan cattle.. Journal of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences . 2:265-277.
Wanzala, W, Onyango-Abuje JA, Kang’ethe EK, Zessin KH, N.M. K, Baumann MPO, Ochanda H, Harrison LJS.  2002.  Analysis of post-mortem diagnosis of bovine cysticercosis in Kenyan cattle. . Online Journal of Veterinary Research . 1:1-9.


Musembi, S, Janoo R, Sohanpal B, Ochanda H, ole-Moi Yoi O, Bishop R, Nene V.  2000.  Screening for Theileria parva secretory gene products by functional analysis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 109:81-87.



Ochanda, H, Young AS, Wells C, Medley GF, undefined.  1996.  Comparison of the transmission of Theileria parva between different instars of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. . Parasitology. 113:243-253.


Young, AS, Dolan TT, Mwakima FN, Ochanda H, Mwaura SN, Njihia GM, Muthoni MW, Dolan RB.  1995.  Estimation of heritability of susceptibility to infection with Theileria parva in the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. Parasitology. 111:31-38.


Ochanda, H, Young AS, Medley GF, Shaw MK, Perry BD.  1994.  Efficiency of transmission of Theileria parva stocks by different instars of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. , 6th - 8th April. British Society for Parasitology Spring . , University of Bath
Young, AS, Ochanda H, Perry BD, Morzaria SP, Dolan TT, Medley GF, Gettinby G.  1994.  The biology of the transmission dynamics of Theileria parva. . The 7th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. :470-472., Nairobi, Kenya: International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.


Young, AS, Shaw MK, Ochanda H, Morzaria SP, Dolan TT.  1992.  Factors affecting the transmission of African Theileria species of cattle by ixodid ticks. . First International Conference on Tick-borne Pathogens at the Host-vector Interface: an Agenda for Research. :65-70., Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA: University of Minnesota College of Agriculture


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