Dr. (Mrs.)

AKANDE Foluke Adedayo 

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Dr. (Mrs.) Foluke Adedayo AKANDE has hands-on practical experience in areas of Education, Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine especially in area of disease diagnoses that spanned through the course of sixteen years of university teaching, research and extension services at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun state, Nigeria.

She attended District Council School, Olukotun and Local Authority Commercial Grammar School, both in Iwo, Osun state for her Primary and Secondary school education between 1981-1987 and 1988-1993 respectively. She then proceeded to the prestigious University of Ibadan in 1993; where she obtained Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in year 2002, 2009 and 2017 respectively. She became a fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeon Nigeria in 2018. She was a visiting scientist to the Luxembourg Institute of Health under the programme ‘Recherche Microbiologique pour development III MAE” by Luxembourg Ministry of External Affairs & Cooperation in 2013, She is a Fellow of the Netherland Fellowship Program (NUFFIC) and has a certificate in Geographical Information System (GIS). from the Institute of Tropical Health (KIT), Amsterdam and University of Twente’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede both in Netherlands on ''Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in disease control programmes'' in 2016. She won the African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) grant on “The AFSCAN Survey: Ticks, Fleas and Arthropod-Borne Infectious Agents in Dogs and Cats in Sub-Saharan Africa”, where she represented Nigeria along with five other parasitologists from Sub-Sahara Africa (2018-till date). Her research interest is in the area of Parasite, Parasitic diseases and Diagnosis from which she has over 35 peer reviewed articles in both local and foreign journals, she is registered with the Veterinary Council of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association. She is a member of Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN).

She teaches parasitology to undergraduate and postgraduate students and she is a consultant Parasitology to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, FUNAAB. Abeokuta.

Fellow, College of Veterinary Surgeon, Nigeria 2018
Ph.D, University of Ibadan, Oyo state. – 2017
M.Sc – University of Ibadan, Oyo state. – 2009
DVM – University of Ibadan,Oyo state. – 2002

a) Completed
i. Molecular characterization of ticks found on cattle in Ogun state, Nigeria
ii Pathogen prevalence in ticks and blood of cattle in Ogun state
iii Geographical information study of tick distribution across Ogun state. Nigeria
iv Breed susceptibility to tick infestation among indigenous cattle
v Public health risks of zoonotic ticks in the environment in Abeokuta, Ogun state
vi Knowledge, attitude, and practice of indigenous hunters on ticks and tick-borne diseases

b) In Progress
i. Seroprevalence and molecular study of tick-borne pathogens of dog and cattle
ii. Seroprevalence study of Coxiella burnetti in Nigerian cattle and small rumminants
iii. Molecular study of prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in hunters and hunting dogs
iv. Comparative faecal analysis of GIT parasite of cattle using five different floatation solutions
v. Quantitative faecal analysis of cattle using MINI-FLOTAC®
vi. Determination of Babesia ookinete development in eggs of ixodid ticks found on cattle and dogs using scutal indices.

i. African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) Grant for Arthropod-borne disease Surveillance Project.
2018
ii. Scholarship for Geographic Information Science (GIS) course at Royal Tropical Institute, (KIT) Amsterdam. Netherlands by Netherland Government under Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC)

2016
iii. Scholarship Award by Luxembourg Government as a Visiting Scientist to Luxembourg Institute of Health, Immunology Laboratory, Luxembourg
2013

(i) University Teaching
1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2020 to Date
2. Senior Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2017 – 2020
3. Lecturer I, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2011 –2017
4. Lecturer II, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2007 – 2011
5. Assistant Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
2005 – 2007
Administrative Experience

i. Acting Head, Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal university of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2020 to Date
ii. Acting Head, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal university of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2019 – 2020
iii. Coordinator, Postgraduate Studies in Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2017 –2019
iv. Examination Officer, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2011-2012
2017-2019
v. Course Coordinator, Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2008
2011-2012
2017-2019

(e) Professional Experience

i. Consultant, Veterinary Clinical Diagnostics (Parasitology) to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. 2018 to Date
ii. Registrar, Veterinary Teaching Hospital Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. 2005 – 2018
iii. Veterinarian, Arowojobe Farms: A division of Bidi Kola Nigeria Limited, Osogbo. 2004-2005
iv. Veterinary Officer, National Youth Service Corps, State Veterinary Clinic, Uwani, Enugu. 2003-2004

a. College Representative, Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) committee, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2013 to date

b. Member College of Veterinary Medicine Publication committee 2008
c. Member, College of Veterinary Medicine Acada Challenge quiz competition
2008-2010
d. Member, Senate. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2019 to date

e. Member, College Board, College of Veterinary Medicine. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
2005 to date

f. Member, Board of Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
2019 to date
g. Member, Postgraduate Board, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2017 to date

Member, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association
Member, Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria
Member World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
Member International Congress on pathogen at Animal-Human Interface
Member, American Society for Microbiology
Member, International Society for Infectious Diseases
Member Small Animal Veterinary Association of Nigeria (SAVAN), a member of World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)

Bayegun A.A, Akande F. A., Ejike C.U., Omitola O.O., Oluwole A.S., Stothard R.J. & Ekpo U.F. (2020): A Pilot Investigation of Schistosome Hybrids: A Morphological Characterisation of Schistosoma Haematobium Eggs, Within A Putative Hybrid Zone in Ogun State, Nigeria. A poster presentation at the American Society for Microbiology virtual Conference 2020 from November 15th to 19th 2020.

Adenubi O.T., Abolaji A.O., Salihu T., Akande F.A. & Lawal H. (2020): In Vitro Evaluation of the Essential Oil Derived from Eucalyptus globulus Labil Against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus Ticks. The FASEB Journal. Published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. doi://org/10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.02568

Akande F. A. & Fagbemi B. O. (2018): Public health Risks of Zoonotic Ticks in Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria. Presented at the 36th Tanzania Veterinary Association Scientific Conference in Arusha, Tanzania from 5th to 7th December 2018. “Veterinary Profession as A catalyst for transformative Change of the Animal Industry” Book of Abstract p. 32. Published by Tanzania Veterinary Association.

Akande F.A., Ejilude O. & Idowu O.A. (2016): Occupation as a risk factor to prevalence of malaria parasite in hunters. Proceeding of Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria annual 40TH Conference at FUNAAB September 21st -24th. Book of proceeding pg. 59. Published by Public health and Parasitology Society of Nigeria.

Akande F.A. & Makanju O.A. (2011): Comparative haematological values of parasitized and non-parasitized cattle in Abeokuta, Southwest, Nigeria. In proceeding of 23rd World Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 21st – 25th August 2011.

Adenubi O.T., Ajayi O.L., Ajadi T.A., Akande F.A. & Olukunle J.O. (2011): Toxicity studies of the ethanolic extract of Laurus nobilis (Bay leaves) in male Wistar rats. Proceedings of 36th Annual Conference of Nigeria Society of Animal Production. Edited by: Adeniji, A.A, Olatunji, E.A., and Gana, E.S. 161-163.
Published by Nigeria Society of Animal Production.

Omotainse, S.O., Ajayi, O.L., Antia, R. E., Akande, F.A. & Olaniyi M.O. (2008): Clinical manifestation of a natural Canine hepatozoonosis in an Alsatian dog in Nigeria. In “The Veterinarian and the Imperatives of Change”. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Congress of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA). Edited by Remi- Adewumi, B. and Hassan, A.Z. October 20th-24th, 2008, Conference Hall, Imo Concord Hotel, Owerri, Imo State pp.232-233.

(i) Thesis and Dissertation:
a. Fatade Foluke Adedayo (2002): Effects of Oxytetracycline on Clinical Canine babesiosis. Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan. (DVM Project)

b. Akande Foluke Adedayo (2009): Invitro and In-vivo Effects of Artemisinin group on Trypanosoma brucei. Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan (M.Sc. Dissertation)

c. Akande Foluke Adedayo (2017): Identification and Molecular Characterization of Ticks and some tick-borne pathogens of Cattle in Ogun State, Nigeria. Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan (PhD thesis).

(ii) Journal Article in Print:
(1) * Akande F.A., Oyewusi I.K., Idowu A.O. & Awala, M.A. (2020): Psoroptic Mange in a Weaner pig. Nigerian Veterinary Journal 41(2) 108-116. Published by Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association. Available at http://dx.org/10.4314/nvj.v4112.3

(2) *f Adebayo A.O., Akande F.A., & Adenubi O.T. (2020): Canine Dirofilariasis: A case Report and Review of the Literature. Folia Veterinaria 64 (3) 75-81. DOI:10.2478/fv-2020-0029 Published by the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovakia. Available at https://sciendo.com/journals/fv/fv-overview.xml

(3) *f Adelakun O.D. Akande F.A. & Abiola J.O. (2020): Prevalence and Associated Factors Affecting Gastrointestinal Helminths in Intensively Managed Pigs in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Alexandria Journal of Veterinary Sciences www.alexjvs.com AJVS. 66 (1): 89-93. DOI: 10.5455/ajvs.91443. Published by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University. Available at https://www.alexjvs.com/

(4) *fAkande F.A., Garba A. O. & Adenubi O.T. (2020): Invitro analysis on the efficacy of selected commercial acaricides on the cattle tick; Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae). Egyptian Journal of Veterinary Science 51 No 2 153-161 Published by Academy of Scientific research and Technology, National Information and Documentation centre (ASRT-NIDOC). Available at http://ejvs.journals.ekb.eg/

(5) *Adenubi, O.T. & Akande F.A. (2019): Ethnoveterinary plant Species and Practices used for control of Internal and External Parasites of domestic animals in Ogun state, South West. Nigeria. Journal of Organic Agriculture and Environment 7: 29-40 Published by Organic Agriculture project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Available at http://oaptin.org/index.php/JOAEN/index
(6) *fAdelakun Olubukola Deborah & Akande F.A. (2018): Assesment of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Extensively Grazed Cattle in Southwestern Nigeria. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 66 (4) p.741-750. Published by Africa Union Inter- African Bureau for Animal Resources. Available at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/bahpa
(7) *Alabi J.O., Fafiolu A.O., Akande F.A, Oluwatosin O.O., Sogunle O.M., Dada I.D., Adeleye O.O. & Olagoke K.O. (2018): Assesment of microbial profile of selected proprietary broiler chicken feeds sold in Abeokuta, South West, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science 20(1) 183-190 Published by Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN). Available at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjas
(8) *Akande F.A., Adebowale A.F., Idowu O.A. & Sofela O. O. (2018): Prevalence of Ticks on Indigenous Breed of Hunting Dogs in Ogun State, Nigeria. Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Science 16(3): 66-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sokjvs.v16i3.10. P-ISSN 1595-093X: E-ISSN 2315-6201 Published by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria. Available at http://www.sokotojournal.net/
(9) *fAkande F.A. & Fagbemi B.O. (2018): First Evidence of an Established Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Population in Nigeria. Alexandria Journal of Veterinary Sciences www.alexjvs.com 56 (1): 182-186. DOI: 10.5455/ajvs.282186 Published by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University. Available at https://www.alexjvs.com/
(10) Akande F.A., Oyewusi, I.K., Ajisafe, M.G., Idowu, O.A. & Anifowose, I.O. (2017): Survey of Cattle Tick Infestation on Farm Herds in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal production. 44 (3):23 – 30 Published by Nigeria Society for Animal Production. Available at https://www.ajol.info/index.php

(11) f Akande F.A., Adebowale A.F., Takeet M.I. & Omisile K.O. (2017): Prevalence of Canine Babesiosis in Hunting Dogs. Alexandria Journal of Veterinary Science 54 (1): 1-7 doi: 10.5455/ajvs.264467. Published by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University. Available at https://www.alexjvs.com/

(12) Akinyemi A.F., Omonoma A.O., Akande F.A. & Oduntan V. (2016): Species diversity and socio- economic importance of insect Pest in FUNAAB Zoo park. Journal of Sustainable Environmental Management 8: 40-48. Published by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria.

(13) Akande F.A., Olayemi M.D., Ajayi O.L., Oni O.O., & Akinkuotu O.A. (2016): Seroprevalence of Swine Toxoplasmosis in Ogun state, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology 37 (2) 195-199. Published by Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.ajol.info/journal.index ISSN 1117 4145

(14) fOyewusi, I. K., Ganiyu, I. A., Akande, F. A., Takeet, M. I., Anifowose, I. O., Famuyide, I. M., Sogebi, E. A. O., Adeleke, G. A., Olugbogi, E. I & Talabi, A. O (2015): Assessment of ticks on cattle entering Nigeria through a major trans-boundary animal route in Ogun State. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa. 63 (3) 369 – 377. Published by Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources.
Available at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/bahpa

(15) Takeet M.I., Akande F.A. & Abakpa S.A.V. (2013): Haematological changes in West African Dwarf goats before and after treatment of demodicosis with ivermectin: A case report. Journal of Agricultural Management and Rural Development. 6:27-30. Published by College of Agricultural Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.

(16) Akande F.A. & Fagbemi B.O. (2011): Invivo and invitro effects of artemisinin group of drugs on trypanosomosis in mice. Journal of Natural Science, Engineering and Technology (former ASSET) 10(1) 73-80. Published by Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.funaab.edu.ng/journal.index. ISSN 2315-7461

(17) Omotainse S.O., Matimiloju I., Akande F.A., Ajayi O.L. & Takeet M. (2011): Haematological and parasitological changes in experimental artemether-treated trypanosome brucei infection in rabbits. Journal of Natural Science, Engineering and Technology (former ASSET) 10(1) 59-67. Published by Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.funaab.edu.ng/journal.index. ISSN 2315-7461

(18) Olaniyi, M. O., Akinyemi, A.A., Akande, F.A., Takeet M.I., Ajayi O.L. & Olugbogi E.I (2011): Observations on the parasites and pathology of gastrointestinal tract of free-range chickens in Abeokuta, Southwestern Nigeria. Nigerian Poultry Science Journal 7:116 – 121. Published by Nigerian Poultry Science Association. Available online at http:/www.waps-nb/nspj. ISSN:2006 0718

(19) Akande F.A., Takeet M.I. & Makanju O.A. (2010): Haemoparasites of cattle in Abeokuta, South West, Nigeria. Science World Journal. 5(4): 19-21. Published by Faculty of sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.scienceworldjournal.org/journal. ISSN 1597-464

(20) Ajayi, O.L., Omotainse, S.O., Antia R.E, Akande, F.A., Olaniyi M.O & Kehinde O.O (2010): Hepatic histopathological changes in a dog with natural Capillaria hepatica infection in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology 31(1) March 201 pp. 39-42. Published by Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.ajol.info/ journal. Index ISSSN 1117 4145

(21) Olude, M.A., Ajayi, O.L., Adebayo A.O., Akande F.A. & Olugbogi E.I. (2010): Intestinal Intussusceptions due to concurrent infections with Hymenolepis nana and Dentostomella translucida in an African giant rat (cricetomys gambianus). A case report. Science World Journal Vol 5 (2) 21-23. Published by Faculty of sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.scienceworldjournal.org/journal

(22) Olukunle, J. O., Abatan, M. O., Soniran, O. T., Takeet, M. I., Akande, F. A., Biobaku, K. T & Jacobs, E. B. (2010): In Vivo Antitrypanosomal Evaluation of Some Medicinal Plants Extracts from Ogun State, Nigeria. Science World Journal. 5 (1) 17-19. Published by Faculty of sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.scienceworldjournal.org/journal

(23) Takeet M.I, Adeleye, A.I, Adebayo, O.O & Akande F.A (2009): Haematology and serum biochemical alteration in stress induced equine theileriosis. A case report. Science World Journal. 4(2) pp 19-22. Published by Faculty of sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.scienceworldjournal.org/journal

(24) Takeet, M. I., Akande, F. A & Abakpa, S. A. V (2009): Prevalence of Haemoprotozoan Parasites in Sheep in Abeokuta. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology. 30 (2) 142-146. Published by Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.ajol.info/journal.index. ISSN 1117-4145

(25) Ajayi, O.L., Omotainse, S.O., Akande, F.A., Takeet, M.I & Olukunle, J.O. (2008): Mycoplasma haemocanis: Sub-clinical and Haematological Findings in a Mongrel Dog, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, 30 (1) 53-56. Published by Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria. Available online at http:/www.ajol.info/journal.index ISSN 1117-4145.

Legend: * -Additional journals after last promotion
f -Foreign Journal

Edited Conference Proceedings

(26) Adenubi O.T., Abolaji A.O., Salihu T., Akande F.A. & Lawal H. (2020): In Vitro Evaluation of the Essential Oil Derived from Eucalyptus globulus Labil Against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus Ticks. The FASEB Journal. Published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. doi://org/10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.02568

(27) Akande F.A., Takeet M.I., Adenubi O.T. & Makanju O.A. (2011): Comparative Haematological Values of Parasitised and Non-parasitised cattle in Abeokuta, Southwest, Nigeria Proceedings of 36th Annual Conference of Nigeria Society of Animal Production. Edited by: Adeniji, A.A, Olatunji, E.A., and Gana, E.S. 127-131 Published by Nigeria Society of Animal Production.

(28) Adenubi O.T., Ajayi O.L., Ajadi T.A., Akande F.A. & Olukunle J.O. (2011): Toxicity studies of the ethanolic extract of Laurus nobilis (Bay leaves) in male Wistar rats.Proceedings of 36th Annual Conference of Nigeria Society of Animal Production. Edited by: Adeniji, A.A, Olatunji, E.A., and Gana, E.S. 161-163. Published by Nigeria Society of Animal Production.

(29) Omotainse, S.O., Ajayi, O.L., Antia, R. E., Akande, F.A. & Olaniyi M.O. (2008): Clinical manifestation of a natural Canine hepatozoonosis in an Alsatian dog in Nigeria. In “The Veterinarian and the Imperatives of Change”. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Congress of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA). Edited by Remi-Adewumi, B. and Hassan, A.Z. October 20th- 24th, 2008, Conference Hall, Imo Concord Hotel, Owerri, Imo State pp.232-233.

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