Bio

Dr. Mbai Kenneth

Employed by the University in 1989 as an assistant lecturer in Theriogenology. Served in the same capacity until 1997, and promoted to the lecturer position at which he is serving.

Has pursued clinical work and research in cattle, small stock and and camels. Present research interests include reproduction in camels, mastitis and seminology. 

 

 

Publications


2006

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  2006.  Tsuma, V.T., Mbai, K., Gitonga, P., Ndurumo, S. and Wabacha, J.K. The fertility of acyclic and repeat breeder cows and heifers following gonabreed and estroplan treatment.. (Paper to be presented at the KVA workshop in Mombasa, Kenya, on the 24th to 26th April 2006).. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

2005

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  2005.  Mbai, K. (2005) Improving camel production in Kenya through improvement of camel reproductive efficiency.. Paper presented at the consultative task force seminar on the development of a curriculum of an MSc course in dry land utilization, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 23rd July to 13th August 2005.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

2004

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  2004.  Mbai, K. (2004). Artificial insemination in goats in Kenya. CAIS magazine, Nov. 2004, Pg. 21-22.. Paper presented at the consultative task force seminar on the development of a curriculum of an MSc course in dry land utilization, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 23rd July to 13th August 2005.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

2003

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  2003.  Mbai, K., Munyua, S.J.M. and Wabacha, J.K. (2003). Causes, management and prevention of neonatal mortality in farm animals in ASALs in Kenya.. Proc. KVA Central Kenya branch Scientific meeting in Mwingi on the 27th of March 2003.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KENNETH, DRMBAI.  2003.  Mbai, K., Munyua, S.J.M., Ngugi, J.N. (2003). The causes of pre-weaning mortality in goat kids in Kenya.. Proc. KARI ARF conference, Dec. 2003, Pg 64-70.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

2002

2001

2000

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  2000.  Mbai, K, Krause, A-K.,(2000). Report on the German alpine dairy goat project on health and breeding policy in Central Kenya. GTZ Library reports, 2000.. Proc. APSK symposium, Egerton University, Njoro, &th to 8th March 2001.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1998

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1998.  Mbai, K. (1998). Epididymitis of rams in rams in Kenya: A review.. Proc. Of the biennial conference of the veterinary faculty of the University of Nairobi, August 4th to 6th 1998.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1996

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1996.  Mbai, K., Munyua, S.J.M., Gathumbi, P.K. and Mbiuki, S.M. (1996). Actinobacillus seminis as a cause of ram infertility in Kenya. Small Ruminant Research J., 21: 227 - 231.. Proc. Of the biennial conference of the veterinary faculty of the University of Nairobi, August 4th to 6th 1998.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract

An outbreak of epididymitis and orchitis associated with Actinobacillus seminis infection is reported. In the outbreak, both young unmated rams and mature breeding rams were affected. Infected rams were found to have abscessed testes and epididymi and semen of poor quality when compared with uninfected rams. Testicular and epididymal lesions in affected rams were similar to those observed in cases of brucellosis. While no other body systems were observed to be affected by the disease, severe losses may be incurred by farmers through the loss of breeding rams. Infection by A. seminis should be considered as a differential diagnosis in cases of epididymitis and orchitis in Kenya

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1996.  Munyua, S.J.M., Mbai, K., Kariuki, D.I., Chibeu, D.M., Gathuma, J.M. and Mitaru, B.M. (1996). Reproductive efficiency of indigenous goats in Kenya: Slaughterhouse and field surveys .. Proc. All Africa conference on animal agriculture, Pretoria, South Africa, February2nd to 8th 1996.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1996.  Munyua, S.J.M., Mbai, K., Kariuki, D.I. and Chibeu, D.M. (1996). Ethnoveterinary practices in livestock reproduction, obstetrics and adrology in arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya: A fast disappearing tradition.. Proc. of the 5th international ethnobiology conference,KICC, Nairobi, Kenya, 2nd to 6th September, 1996.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1995

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1995.  Munyua, S.J.M., Mbai, K., Kariuki, D.I. and Chibeu, D.M. (1995). Reproductive perfomance and wastage in goats in Kenya.. Sessional Paper presented to the Kenya Veterinary Association seminar on the 19th to 24th April, 1995.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1995.  Munyua, S.J.M., Mbai, K., Kariuki, D.I., and Chibeu, D.M. (1995). Indigenous knowledge and the use of medicinal plants (Ethnoveterinary practices) in small ruminant Theriogenology (Reproduction and Obstetrics) in arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya.. Proc of the regional workshop on Pastoral Indigenous systems and Substainable development in Nairobi, 16th to 18th January, 1995.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1993

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1993.  Munyua, S.J.M. and Mbai, K.(1993). Efficacy of Baytril(R) 10% injectable in the treatment of piglet scouring and pneumonia.. Paper presented at the 1993 Kenya Veterinary Association seminar on 21st to 24th April, 1993.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1993.  Munyua, S.J.M. and Mbai, K. (1993). Treatment of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia with Baytril(R) 10% injectable.. Paper presented at the 1993 KVA seminar on 21st to 24th April, 1993.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1993.  Mutiga, E.R., Mbai, K., Tsuma, V.T., Karitu, P.F. and Ojiayo, O.(1993). Incidence and causes of retained afterbirth in small holder dairy herds. Indian J. Vet. Scie. 70: 333-336. Proc of the regional workshop on Pastoral Indigenous systems and Substainable development in Nairobi, 16th to 18th January, 1995.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1991

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1991.  Mbai, K., Gathumbi, P.K., Tsuma, V.T. and Nduhiu, J.M. (1991). Ovine contagious epididymitis associated with Actinobacillus seminis.. Proc.9thSR-CRSP workshop, KETRI, Muguga, Kenya. 28th to 29th Feb, 1991.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1991.  Rurangirwa, F.R., Mcguire, T.C., Mbai, K., Ndungu, L. and Wambugu, A. (1991). Preliminary field test of the lyophilized Contagious caprine pleropneumonia vaccine. Res. Vet.Scie.50: 240-241.. Paper presented at the 1993 Kenya Veterinary Association seminar on 21st to 24th April, 1993.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1989

KENNETH, DRMBAI.  1989.  Rurangirwa, F.R., McGuire, T.C., Mbai, K., Ndungu, L., and Wambugu, A.(1989). Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia vaccine: A semi-field trial.. Proc.7th SR-CRSP workshop, ILRAD, Nairobi, Kenya. 27th to 28th Feb, 1989.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

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