AJADI Rasheed Adetola 

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• Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria; May, 2014

• University of Ibadan; Ibadan, Nigeria; November, 2002

• University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria; February, 1998

• Veterinary Council of Nigeria, Nigeria; February, 1998

a) Research in Progress

• Effect of body mass index (BMI) on lipid profile, gait and plasma interleukin 6 in dogs

• Sonographic changes following gestation in rabbits

• Effect of ascorbic acid, and glucosamine on progression of osteoarthritis in rabbits

(b). Research Completed but not yet published

• Changes in Erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESR) and leukocyte functions following experimental knee osteoarthritis in dogs

• Effect of acetaminophen on the analgesic effect of tramadol during ketamine-xylazine-diazepam anaesthesia in dogs subjected to experimental knee arthrotomy.

• Sonographic and Radiographic patterns of benign splenic enlargement in dogs

• University Research grant for studies on “Effect of coat colours on sex hormone correlates in West African Dwarf Buck” (2012)

• Tertiary Education Trust Fund staff training development grant (2011)

• RESDEC Research Grant for study on the biology of snail mucin (2009)

• Travel fellowship of the International Veterinary Radiology Association to attend the 13th Annual Conference in South Africa (August, 2003).

• Prof. D.H. Hill Best Student in Clinics

• Prof. D.H. Hill Best Student in Vet. Surgery &Reproduction

• Nupemeco Prize

• Dr.Liman Ciroma Prize in Veterinary Surgery

• Prof. H.U. Akpokodje Prize in Veterinary Surgery & Reproduction

•Coomasie Prize for the Best student in DVM Final Degree Examination

• Departmental Prize in Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction.

• Distinction in Veterinary Surgery

• Literary and Debating Society (University of Ibadan) honours award for being the Winner of the 1993 Vice Chancellor Inter-hall Debate Competition

• Association of Veterinary Medical Student (AVMS) Merit Award as the Best Lecturer in the Clinical Department (2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 sessions)



• Member, Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association

• Member, Society for the study of pain, Nigeria

• Member, International Veterinary Radiology Association

• Member, Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists

Refereed Conference Proceedings

1. Ajadi, R. A. Adetunji, A. (2003). Comparison of the influence of sedation with xylazine or acepromazine on nephrographic opacification during excretory urography in dogs. 13th International Veterinary Radiology Conference, Midrand, South Africa

2. Ajadi R. A., Fagade, A. O., Oloko, O. A. (2008). Influence of diazepam, midazolam, or propofol on ketamine anaesthesia in domestic short haired cats. Association of Veterinary Anaesthetist Conference, Leipzig, Germany

3. Ajadi, R. A., Owanikin, O. A., Martins, M. M., Gazal, S. O. (2012). Effect of epidural tramadol or lignocaine on physiological and behavioural changes, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and plasma cortisol in goats subjected to rubber ring castration. Association of Veterinary Anaesthetist Conference, Liverpool, UK


a. Project work, Dissertation and Thesis

• Effect of lactation on plasma and erythrocyte enzymes, cholesterol, triglycerides and bilirubin in N’dama cattle (Bos Taurus) (DVM project; October 1997)

• Influence of sedation with xylazine or acepromazine on nephrographic opacification during excretory urography in dogs (M.V.Sc. dissertation, Nov. 2002)

• Clinical, Pathological and Therapeutic Studies on Experimental Knee Osteoarthritis in Dogs (Ph.D thesis; May, 2014)L

b. Articles in Learned Journals

1. Ozegbe, P. C. Ajadi, R. A. Ajeneye, V. O. (2000). Influence of lactation on some plasma biochemical parameters in N’dama and White Fulani Cattle. Tropical Journal of Animal Science 3(2): 43-49

2. Ajadi, R. A., Aladesawe, T. A., Adewoye, C. O., Oyemakinde B.O. (2001). Congenital recto-vaginal defect and atresia ani in a four week old local puppy.A case report.Tropical Veterinarian 19 (2) 55-57

3. Adetunji, A., Ajadi, R. A., Aladesawe, T. A. (2001). A comparison of epidural anaesthesia with lignocaine, bupivacaine and lignocaine/bupivacaine mixture in dogs.Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine 56(3) 85-89

4. Adetunji, A., Adewoye, C. O., Ajadi, R. A. (2001). Comparison of epidural injections of lignocaine and xylazine in ketamine sedated cats. The Veterinary Journal 163 (3): 335-336.

5. Ajadi, R. A., Ajadi, T. A, Nasir, O. M., Abiade, A. A. (2002). Case report of suspected hypertrophic osteodystrophy in a five-month-old female Alsatian.Tropical Veterinarian 20(2) 96-100

6. Ajadi, R. A., Adene, O. T., Ighalo, O. (2002). Radiographic estimation of the location and size of the kidneys in Nigerian local Dogs: Short communication. Tropical Veterinarian 20(3): 169-171

7. Adetunji, A.,Ajadi, R. A., Adewoye, C. O., Oyemakinde, B. O. (2002). Total Intravenous anesthesia with Propofol: Repeat bolus versus continuous Propofol infusion techniques in xylazine premedicated dogs. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine 57(4)139-144

8. Adetunji, A., Ajadi, R. A., Awosika, T. A., Alabi, A. (2002). Comparison of the analgesics effects of pentazocine and ketoprofen in onychetomized cats. Tropical Veterinarian20(2):101-111

9. Ajala, O. O., Ajadi, R. A., Oyeyemi, M. O., Emikpe, B. O., Akusu, M. O. (2002). Vaginal hyperplasia in a Nigerian local bitch; a case report.Tropical Veterinarian 20(3):149-152

10. Adetunji, A., Ajadi, R. A., Opia R. E. (2002). A comparison of epidural anesthesia with xylazine, bupivacaine, bupivacaine/xylazine mixture in West African dwarf goats. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine 57(2)76-81

11. Ajadi, R. A., Ighalo, O., Sarumoh, B. (2002).Effect of organic contrast media on the hematology and serum electrolytes in xylazine sedated dogs. Tropical Veterinarian 20(4):209-217

12. Adetunji, A., Ajadi, R. A., Akerele, T. O (2002). Effects of chloramphenicol pretreatment on xylazine/ketamine anesthesia in cats. Tropical Veterinarian.20 (4):231-237

13. Ozegbe, P. C., Ajadi, R. A., Ajeneye, V. O. (2003). Comparative effect of some erythrocyte biochemical parameters in N’dama and White Fulani cows.Bulletin of Animal Health Production in Africa 51:167-170

14. Ajadi, R. A., Ajala, O. O., Oyeyemi, M. O., Akusu, M. O (2005). Achondroplastic syndrome in a West African dwarf lamb. African Journal of Biomedical Research 8(1):67-69.

15. Ajadi, R. A., Adetunji, A., Omoerah, V. O., Okoh, J. U. (2006) .Influence of dosage and chemical restraints on feline excretory urography. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 77(4);202-204

16. Nottidge, H. O., Omobowale, T. O., Washio, M., Ajadi, R. A., Toizumi, S. H., Takahashi, K. (2006). The prevalence of the dog erythrocyte antigen 1 (D.E.A 1.1 and D.E.A 1.2) in Nigerian indigenous dogs.Folia Veterinaria 50(2): 66-68

17. Ajadi, R. A., Oloko, T. O., Oni, S. O., Akinrinmade, J. F. (2006).A comparison of two suturematerials in the closure of pyloric incision in dogs. Folia Veterinaria 50(3): 154-156.

18. Ajadi R. A., Adetunji, A., Olaniyan, O. S. (2007). A trial of propofol infusion in xylazine premedicated dogs undergoing laparogastrotomy. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine 62 (2): 56-58

19. Ajadi, R. A., Agbesinu, A. J. B., Adetunji, A., Akinrinmade, J. F. (2007). A trial of propofol and ketamine combination in domestic short haired cats. Folia Veterinarian 51(1):30-33

20. Ajadi, R. A., Olusa, T. A., Adeniye, S. B. (2008).  Comparative effects of xylazine and acepromazine on some hematological parameters and serum electrolytes in dogs.India Journal of Veterinary Surgery 29(1):45-46

21. Ajadi R. A., Fagade, A. O., Oloko, O. A. (2008). Influence of diazepam, midazolam, or propofol on ketamine anaesthesia in domestic short haired cats. India Journal of Veterinary Surgery. 29(2): 73-76

22.  Ajadi, T. A., Ajadi, R. A.,Agbaje, M., Abiade, A. A. (2008). Cystic endometrial Hyperplasia-pyometra complex in bitches: a report of three cases.  India Journal of Veterinary Surgery.  29(2): 123-125

23. Ajadi, R.A., Smith, O.F., Makinde, A.F.M., Adeleye, O.E. (2008). Increasing ketamine dose enhances the anaesthetic properties of ketamine-xylazine-midazolam combinations in growing pigs. Journal of South African Veterinary Association 79(4): 205-207

24. Ajadi, R.A., Kasali, O.B., Makinde, A.F., Adeleye, A.I., Akintunde, O.G. (2009).Effects of midazolam on the anaesthetic properties of ketamine and xylazine combination in guinea fowls (Numidameleagrisgaleata).Journal of Avian Medicine & Surgery. 23(3): 199- 204

25. Ajadi, R. A., Olusa, T.A., Smith, O.F., Ajibola, E.S., Adeleye, E.O., Adenubi, O.T., Makinde, A.F. (2009). Premedication with tramadol improved the efficacy of ketamine-xylazine anaesthesia in young pigs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 36: 562- 566

26. Adebayo O. O., Ajadi, T. A., Ajadi, R. A. (2009). Preliminary study on burnout syndrome among veterinarians in Nigeria.Tropical Veterinarian 27(3): 30-40

27. Ajadi, T. A., Ajadi, R. A., Makinde, A. F., Omobowale, T. O., Antia, R. E., Nottidge, H. O., Kasali, O. B. (2010). Radiographic assessment of canine transmissible venereal tumor metastases.Communication in Theriogenology 4(1): 1-11

28. O. F. Smith, A. A. Ogunsola, A. O. Oladokun, R. A. Ajadi (2011). Synergistic effects of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) and luteinizing hormone (LH) on steroid hormone secretion by cultured bovine granulosa cells. Indian Journal of Animal Science. 81(11): 1116-1120.

29. Ajadi T. A., Adenubi, O. T., Thomas, F. C., Biobaku, K. T., Akang, E. U., Ajadi R. A. (2011). Tahitian noni juice protect against the cytotoxic injury caused by cyclophosphamide in rats testis. Iranian Journal of Pharmacology & Therapeutics 10: 39- 43

30. Biobaku, K. T., Thomas, F. C., Adenubi, O. T., Abiade, A., Ajadi, R. A. (2011). Effect of Tahitian noni juice on the haematology and biochemical parameters of Wistar rats treated with cyclophosphamide. Tropical Veterinarian 29(2):24-30

31. Ajadi, R. A., Adenubi, O. T., Sogebi, E. A. O. (2011). Influence of midazolam on some anaesthetic indices and safety of ketamine-xylazine combination in swine. Folia Veterinarian 55(3): 64- 68

32. Ajadi, R. A., Omobowale, O. T., Igado, O. O., Adejinmi, J. O., Adedokun, O. A., Nottidge, H. O. (2011). Dirofilaria immitis infection in a three year old Doberman: A case report. Folia Veterinarian 55(3): 103-106

33. Ajadi, T. A., Oyeyemi, M. O., Ajadi, R. A. (2012). Snail mucin enhanced the motility of goat semen preserved in egg yolk extender. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine 67(1): 60-66

34. Ajadi, R. A., Owanikin, O. A., Martins, M. M., Gazal, S. O. (2012). Effect of epidural tramadol or lignocaine on physiological and behavioural changes, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and plasma cortisol in goats subjected to rubber ring castration. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 60(6): 344-348

35. Ajadi, R. A., Okwelum, N, Sonibare, A. O., Liebsch, K. R., William, C.E., Klein, A. L., Bennett, M. S., Kruse, J. T., Gazal, O. S. (2012). Effects of tramadol premedication on ketamine anaesthesia in young pigs undergoing surgical castration.Bulletin of Animal Health Production in Africa 60(1): 77-82

36. Ajadi, R. A., Otesile, E. B., and Kasali, O. B. (2012).Short term changes in lipid profile following experimental osteoarthritis in dogs. Bulgarian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 15(3): 166-171

37. Ajadi, R. A., Kehinde, O. O., Sonibare, A. O., Gazal, O. S, Kasali, O. B. (2012). Effect of road transportation of cattle between transboundary area and central abattoir of Abeokuta, Ogun State on plasma cortisol, blood glucose and leukocyte parameters.Bulletin of Animal Health Production in Africa. 60(3): 373- 376

38. Ajadi, R. A., Adebayo, O. O., Ajadi, T. A. (2012). Haemorrhagic vulva discharge following ovariectomy in a three year old domestic short-haired cat.Nigerian Veterinary Journal 33(1): 403-406

39. Ajadi, R. A., Ojeblenu, F. E., Makinde, A. F. M., Adebayo, O. O., Akintunde, O. G. (2012). Rigid fixation of antero-dorsal coxo-femoral luxation using intra-articular Kirschner wire pinning in a cruciate fashion and joint capsulorhaphy.Nigerian Veterinary Journal 33(2): 455-461

40. Igado, O. O., Omobowale, T. O., Ajadi, R. A., Nottidge, H. O. (2012). Craniofacial morphometrics and macro neurometrics of the fruit bat (Eidolon helvium). European Journal of Anatomy 16(3): 172- 176

41. Ajadi, R. A., Makinde, A. F., Adebayo, O. O., Kasali, O. B. (2012).Perirenal haematoma secondary to renal rupture with concurrent splenic rupture in a twelve-week-old Boerboel puppy.Nigerian Veterinary Journal 33(4): 605-608

42. Ajadi, R. A., Gazal, O. S., Otesile, E. B., Kasali, O. B. (2013).Evaluation of glucosamine and snail mucin on the progression of experimental knee osteoarthritis in dogs.International Journal of Morphology 31(1): 280- 286

43. R. A. Ajadi, A. A. Adeniyi, O. S. Gazal, O. B. Kasali (2013). Changes in blood leukocytes, erythrocyte sedimentation rates and interleukin-6 following knee arthrotomy in dogs.Bulgarian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 16(1): 37-42

44. Ajadi, R. A., Gazal, N. A, Teeketay, D. H., Gazal, O. S. (2013). Evaluation of tribromoethanol, tribromoethanol-buprenorphine and ketamine-xylazine combination for anaesthesia in Sprague-Dawley rat undergoing ovariectomy.Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences 28: 51-56

45. Ajadi, T. A., Oyeyemi, M. O., Ajadi, R. A. (2013). Practices and concerns of castration of dogs in Nigeria.Bulletin of Animal Health Production in Africa 61(3): 453-459

46. R. A. Ajadi, A. A., Adeniyi, A. Abiade, H. O. Nottidge, E. B. Otesile, O. B. Kasali (2013). Radiographic diagnosis of skeletal diseases among dogs in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria: A preliminary report. Tropical Veterinarian 31(2): 65-73

47. Greenberg, M.L., Bonaccorso, E., Bozhankova, R., Cadena, C. D., Capska, V., Czerniewicz, L., Emmet, A., Fasina, F. O., Glukhova, N., Hladnik, M.,Grillet, M. E., Indrawan, M., Kapovic, M., Kleiner, M., Loyola, R. D., Menon, S., Morales, G. L., Ocampo, C., Perez-Eman, J., Peterson, T. A., Poposki, D., Ajadi, R. A., Rodriguez-Clarke, K., Rodriguez, J. P., Rosenblum, B., Sanchez-Cordero, V., Smolik, F., Snoj, M., Szilagy, I., Torres, D., Tykarski, P. (2014). Bottlenecks in the open-access system: voices from around the globe. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication .doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1126

48. Ojo, O. E., Bello, A. O., Ajadi, R. A. (2014). Multidrug resistant verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7 in the faeces of diarrhoeic and non-diarrhoeic dogs in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Veterinarski Arhiv 84(1): 63-73

49. Igado, O. O., Omobowale, T. O., Ajadi, R. A., Nottidge, H. O. (2014). Gross and morphometric studies on the tongue, buccal cavity and hard palate of the fruit bat (Eidolon helvium). Anatomia, Histologia and Embryologia DOI: 10:1111/ahe.12138 Pp1-5.

50. Ajadi, A., Ajadi, T. A., Eweka, I., Smith, F. (2015). Sonographic changes during gestation in primiparous Chinchilla rabbit does. Clinical Theriogenology 7(2): 103-108


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