Dr.

YUSUF Azeez Olanrewaju 

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Short Profile

Dr Azeez Olanrewaju Yusuf joined the service of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, on the 24th of March 2009 as a Junior Research Fellow, having emerged as the best graduating student from the Department of Animal production and Health, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, during the 2006/2007 session. He had since rose to the position of a Lecturer I (2017) due to his outstanding academic performance.
He had his Ph.D degree (2015) in Animal Science (ruminant production option) from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He also hold a Bachelor of Agriculture (Animal Production and Health, 2008) and Master’s degree in (2011) Ruminant Production from the same University. To his credit, he has over 40 research outputs comprising 21 journal articles and 19 referred conference papers. His research focused on sustainable livestock production in the face of recent climatic change, alternative feeding systems and animal health improvement using spice and herbs. He had successfully trained, 3 MSc students, 1 postgraduate diploma student and 28 honours students.
He recently bagged an International Diploma in Animal Feed (2018) from AERES PTC+, The Netherlands.

  1. Saint Saviour Pry School, Agege, Lagos:     1985-1990
  2. Iloro Grammar School, Agege, Lagos:      1991-1996
  3. Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos:       1999-2002
  4. B. Agric., University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria:   2003-2008
  5. M.Agric., University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria:     2009-2011
  6. Ph.D., Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria:   2012-2015
  7. Aeres training Centre, International (PTC+):  2018
  8. Ph.D., North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa:   2016 – 2019

Research completed but not yet published

  1. Effect of garlic on performance, blood profile and faecal egg count in naturally infected sheep
  2. Prevalence of anaemia in West African Dwarf sheep and goat using FAMACHA chart
  3. Effect of varying levels of protein on rate of recovery from anaemia in WAD goats
  4. Effect of varying levels of protein on rate of recovery from anaemia in WAD sheep
  5. Growth performance, blood parameters, and meat quality in finishing dohne merino lambs reared under single – or paired-pen
  6. Ethnoveterinary practices among small holder farmer in Odeda local government.
  7. Chemical characterization of selected browse species in Odeda local government

Research in progress

  1.  Ammoniation as a means to improve nutritional composition of maize cobs for ruminant nutrition
  2. The use of anhydrous ammonia to increase the nutritive value of low quality Sunflower crop residues
  3. Growth performance characteristics, physiological parameters and immune response of weaner large white piglets fed diets containing different inclusion levels of nanozinc oxide
  4. Physiological and meat quality characteristics of venda chickens supplemented with dietary red grape pomace (Vitisvinifera var. shiraz)
  5. In- vitro evaluation and mitigation of methane from sub-tropical forages using incremental levels of plant oil extract additives
  6. Effect of sodium humate on growth performance, physiological parameters, gut morphology, immune protection and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens.
  7. Utilization of sweet potato peel based diets supplemented with Urea –Sulfur combination by Rams
  8. Nano zinc supplementation in sheep
  9. Nano zinc supplementation in goats
  1. Best Graduating Student in Dept. of Agricultural Technology Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos:   2002
  2. Ogun State Printing Corporation for the Best Graduating Student in College of Animal Science and Livestock Production:    2007
  3. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Junior Research Fellowship:     2009 – 2011
  4. Food Security and Food Safety Grant, North West University, Mafikeng South Africa:   2016
  5. Postdoctoral fellow, North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa:   2016 – 2019
  1. Nigerian Society for Animal Production
  2. Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)
  3. Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (GAS)
  4. South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)
  5. African Academic of Science, Kenya (West Africa Member affiliate)
  1. The 15th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria held at University of Uyo, AkwaIbom State, Nigeria, September, 13-16, 2010.
  2. The 35th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo Sate, Nigeria, March 21-24, 2010.
  3. The 14th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria held at LadokeAkintola University of Technology, Oyo State, Nigeria, September 14-17, 2009.
  4. The 49thSASAS Congress and International Ratite Symposium held at Spier Hotel and Congress Centre, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province, South Africa3-7 July 2016.
  5. 4th Annual North West University Postdoctoral Conference, Sport Village Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. 21st September, 2016.
  6. Fourth International Conference on Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture and Fisheries held at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28th – 29th December, 2016.
  7. The 50thSASAS Congress and International Ratite Symposium held at Boardwalk Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. 18-21 September, 2017.
  8. Workshop on Responsible conduct on research and Laboratory Practices held at North West University, Mahikeng Campus, South Africa. 13, 16 and 17th, August 2017.
  9. Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics Workshop held at Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, Califonia, USA, September, 17 – 21, 2018.
  10. Connecting Minds Africa 2019 “For the Africa we want”, held at The world Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF Road, Off UN Avenue,Nairobi, Kenya, September 25th – 27th, 2019.

(a)           THESIS

  1. Yusuf, A. O. 2007. Effect of graded level of Sulphur on the performance of West African Dwarf Goat and Red Sokoto Goats. B. Agric Dissertation, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 59pages
  2. Yusuf A. O. 2011. Effect of Newbouldia laevis extract and Nutrient density on Performance and Gastrointestinal nematodes in Semi-intensively managed West African Dwarf rams. M. Agric Dissertation, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 108pages
  3. Yusuf A. O. 2015. Impact of management system, season and nutrient density on performance, blood profile and oxidative stress biomarkers in West African dwarf goats. PhD Thesis, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 210pages

(b)           Referred Article

Journal Articles in print:

  1. Bawala T. O., Akinsoyinu O. A. and Yusuf A. O. 2009. Studies on performance of young African goats fed diets containing sulphur additive. Nutrition and Food Science, 39(4): 439-448. Published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.USA.Available online at www.emeraldinsight.com/insight.
  2. Yusuf, A. O.,Sowande, O. S., Iposu, O. S., Sonibare, A. O., Sogunle, O. M. and Adegbite J. A. 2011 Effect of diets containing different nutrient density on performance and faecal egg count of West African Dwarf rams. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production38(2): 155-160. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria.Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  3. Yusuf, A. O, Bawala, O. T. Sowande O. S. and Adegbenjo, F. D. 2012. Performance and Digestibility of West African Dwarf Sheep fed varying forage and concentrate ratios. Nigeria Journal of Animal Science,14: 113-120Published by Animal Science Association of Nigeria.
  4. Yusuf A O, O. O., Oyebanji. O. A., Yusuf, D. A., Ekunseitan, K. A., Adeleye. O. S., Sowande and Fasae O. A. 2012. Blood profile of West African dwarf goats fed Panicum maximum supplemented with Newbouldia laevis leaves, 2012. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr., 60. 481 – 490Published by Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources KENYA.
  5. Yusuf, A. O.,  O. S. Sowande, O. M. Sogunle, V. A. Akinbami, O. O. Oyebanji, O. A. Yusuf, D. A., Ekunseitan, K. A. Adeleye and A. B. J. Aina. 2013. Accessing the nutritional composition and phytochemical screening of Panicum maximum and Newbouldia laevis leaves. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production40(1): 161 – 167. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria.Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  6. Ekunseitan, D.A., Balogun, O.O., Sogunle, O.M., Yusuf, A.O.,Ayoola, A.A., Egbeyale, L.T., Adeyemi, O.A., Allison, I.B and Iyanda, A.I. 2013. Health status of birds fed diets containing three differently processed discarded vegetable-bovine blood-rumen content mixtures. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16:325-331.Published by Science alert, New-York, USA. Available online at http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.325.331.
  7. Yusuf, A.O., D.A. Ekunseitan, T.O. Bawala, A.A. Ayoola, and A.E. Ogunnowo. 2013. “Impact of Broiler Litter Waste and Urea Based Diets on Performance of Young West African Dwarf Goats”. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 14(2):425-432.Published by Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii USAAvailable online at http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm
  8. Yusuf, A.O. and Muritala R. O. 2013. Nutritional Evaluation and phytochemical screening of common plants used in smallholder farming system. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology,14 (2):456-462.Published by Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii USA.http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm
  9. Ekunseitan, D.A., Yusuf, A.O. and OdesanmiA.F. 2013. Assessment of nutritive values of some waterweeds. Food Science and Quality Management, Vol. 22: 22 – 27. Published by The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE). USAAvailable online at http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/FSQM/article/view/9587/9710.
  10. Yusuf, A. O., Agbato, I. K., Fasae, O. A., Yusuf, O. A., Ogun, M. A. and Bawala, T. O. 2014. Factors influencing ruminant production systems of two agro-pastorialist in two peri-urban centres of Ogun State. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production41(1): 166 – 175. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria. Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  11. Yusuf, A. O. Adebisi, Y. A. Fasae, O. A. and Bawala, T. O. 2014. Sheep response to sugar cane tops with varying levels of Leucaenaluecocephala foliage. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr.,62 (1). 101 – 109Published by Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources KENYA.
  12. Fasae, O. A., Amos A., Owodunni A. and Yusuf A. O., 2015. Performance, Haematological Parameters and Faecal egg Count of Semi- intensively Managed West African Dwarf Sheep to Varying Levels of Cassava Leaves and Peels Supplementation. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 38(1): 71 – 81. Published by Universiti Putra MALAYSIA Press.Available online at http://www. pertanika.upm.edu.my
  13. Ekunseitan, D. A., Yusuf, A. O.,Odesanmi, O. E., Ogun, M. A., Bawala, T. O. and Akinyemi, B. T. 2015. Assessing the nutritive value of waterweeds to livestock production via in vitro. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production42(1): 207 – 216. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria. Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  14. Sanwo, K. A., Yusuf, A. O.,Iposu, S. O., Omotosho, O. O. and Okwelum, N. 2015. Moringa leaf meal supplementation for sheep: Effect on weight gain, blood serum chemistry and carcass characteristics. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production42(2): 187- 196. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria. Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  15. Yusuf, A. O.,Sonibare, O. A, Sodipe, O. G. and Sowande, O. S.    2016. Newbouldia laevis leaves extract: Nutritive value, Phytochemical constituent and effect on growth performance and faecal egg count reduction in West African Dwarf rams raised semi intensively Nigerian Journal of Animal Production,43(1): 239-246. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria. Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  16. Ekunseitan, D.A., Yusuf, A. O.,Olayinka, O.A., Ayoola, A.A. and Adegbenjo, A.A.     2016. Comparative study of two plants (Lagenariabreviflora and Petiveriaalliacea) and their phytobiotic potential in poultry health. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production43(1): 289-298. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria. Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  17. Yusuf A. O.,Ademokoya, A. J.,Ogun, M. A., Raheem, A. A.,Odunfa, O. A., and Sowande, O. S. 2016. Performance and haematological parameters of West African dwarf goats fed varying levels of Newbouldia laevis leaves. ­­ Latinoamericanos de Produccion animal 24(1): 63-68.Published by Latinoamericanos de Produccion animal, SPAIN.
  18. Ayoola A. A., Yusuf, A. O and Oki, D. 2016. Phytochemical screening and chemical analysis of Newbouldialaevis and Allium sativum.Nigeria Journal of Animal Science. 26(1): 242-256.Published by Animal Science Association of Nigeria.
  19. Yusuf, A. O.,Iposu, S. O., Sanwo, K. A., Akinde, K. T., Owolabi, A. J., Omotosho, O. O., A, Adedayo, O. A. and Okwelum N. 2016. Influence of Moringaleaf meal (MOLM) supplementation on Growth performance, Haematological parameters and faecal egg count of West African dwarf sheep. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science, 2016 (2):492 – 506. .Published by Animal Science Association of Nigeria.
  20. Adelusi O. O., O. A. Isah, C. F. I. Onwuka, A. O. Yusuf, V. O. A. Ojo and R. Y. Aderinboye. 2016. Performance, Digestibility and Nitrogen Balance of West African Dwarf Goats Fed Azadirachtaindica, Newbouldia laevis and SpondiasmombinLeaves. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science, 2016,18 (2):507 – 517.Published by Nigerian Journal of Animal Science.
  21. Yusuf,A. O., V. Mlambo, O. S. Sowande and R. Solomon, 2017. Oxidative stress biomarkers in West African Dwarf goats reared under intensive and semi-intensive production system.South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47 (3). 281-289.Published South African Society for Animal Science, SOUTH AFRICA.
  22. Oni, A. O., Yusuf, A. O., Oni, O. O., Adelusi, O. O., Areegbe, A. O., Sowande, O. S., and Onwuka, C. F. I. 2017. The impact of extraction methods on chemical composition and phytochemical constituents of common browse plants and selected tree species. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 19(1): 85 – 100. Published by Nigerian Journal of Animal Science. Available online at www.animalscienceassociation.org.ng / www.ajol.info
  23. Ayoola, A.A., Adeyemi, A.O., Egbeyale, L.T., Sobayo, R. A. and Yusuf, A. O. 2017. Effect of mating ratio on the laying performance, hatching characteristics, feeding and housing cost of Japanese quails. Malaysian Journal of Animal Science 20(2): 25-37. Published by Malaysian Society of Animal Production. Malaysia
  24. Ikyume, T.T., Sowande, O.S., Dele, P.A., Yusuf, A.O., Monday, S., Egunjobi, O.K. and Fatoba, O. 2017. Effect of varying levels of garlic (Allium sativum) powder on growth, apparent nutrient digestibility, rumen ecology, blood profile and cost analysis of feeding West African Dwarf goats. Malaysian Journal of Animal Science 20(2): 61-74. Published by Malaysian Society of Animal Production. Malaysia
  25. Yusuf, A.O., Mlambo, V. and Iposu, S. O.  2018. A nutritional and economic evaluation of Moringaoleifera leaf meal as a dietary supplement in West African dwarf goats. South African Journal of Animal Science, 48 (1). 81- 87.Published South African Society for Animal Science, SOUTH AFRICA.
  26. Yusuf, A. O. Sowande, O. S., Aina, A.B.J., Sonibare, O. A. and Oni, O. A. 2018. Oxidative status of growing West African dwarf goat kids fed diets containing different nutrient density. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 27 (3)635- 642. Published by Springer.
  27. Maraba, K.P., Mlambo, V., Yusuf, A.O., Marume, U. and Hugo, A., 2018. Extra dietary vitamin E–selenium as a mitigation strategy against housing-induced stress in Dohne Merino lajmbs: Effect on growth performance, stress biomarkers, and meat quality. Small Ruminant Research160: 31-37. Published by Elsevier.
  28. Ikyume T T, Sowande O S, Dele P A, Yusuf A O, Monday S, Egunjobi O K and Fatoba T. 2018. In vitro fermentation and rumen microbial count of West African dwarf goats fed garlic (Allium sativum) powder. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr., 66 (3). 491 – 500Published by Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources KENYA.
  29. M. Yousef Elahi , YusufA. O., A. Torshabi, H. Fazaeli, M. R. Dehghani, A.Z.M. Salem 2019. Ensiling Pretreatment of Banana Waste By-Products: Influences on Chemical Composition and Environmental Rumen Biogas and Fermentation. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 10: 3363–3371Published by Springer.
  30. Kazeem O. Bello, Oluwatoyin E. Ogunsola, Azeez O. Yusuf, Olugbenga O. Adeleye, Tope E. Oladeji and Samuel A. Famakinde. 2019. Health status of indigenous and exotic chickens sold in live bird markets. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 23 (3) 633-641. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00580-019-02901-6. Published by Springer.
  31. Yusuf A. O.,    Ajayi T. O., Ajayi, O. S. and Yusuf, O. A. 2019. Nutritional manipulation in goats:         Supplementation with high protein concentrate: Effect on performance and resilience of internal parasites. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production46(2): 193-201. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria. Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  32. Fasae, O.A., Abiola, M.M., Fabunmi, T.O., Yusuf, A.O., Aderinboye, R.Y., and Fakoya, E.O. 2019. Yield and nutrients composition of fertilized maize as fodder for ruminant production. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production46(2): 219-227. Published by The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Nigeria. Available online at http://nsap.org.ng/.
  33. Yusuf A. O.,   Raheem A. A., Sowande, O. S., Adebayo, K. O., Motsei, L.E. and Ayoola A. A. 2019. Growth performance and physiological status of intensively raised West African dwarf (WAD) goats supplemented with dietary antioxidants. Egyptian Journal of Veterinary Science, 50(1) 65-74. Published by The Egyptian Journal of Veterinary Sciences. Available online at https://ejvs.journals.ekb.eg.
  34. Fasae O. A., Yusuf A.O., Adetunji O.O., Ofunne A.O., Aderinboye R.Y., Egbetade A.O. and Fakoya E.O. 2019. Effects of fertilized maize leaf concentrate diets on the growth, haematology and carcass characteristics of West African dwarf sheep. Nigerian J. Anim. Sci., 21 (3): 246-254. Published by Nigerian Journal of Animal Science.  Available online at www.animalscienceassociation.org.ng / www.ajol.info
  35. Motsei LE, Yusuf AO, Khuliso R, 2020. Seasonal variation in some physiological parameters of calves on communal rangeland of North West Province, South Africa. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. In Press
  36. Yusuf A. O., Egbinola O. O., Ekunseitan, D. A., and Salem A.Z.M.  2020Chemical characterization and in vitro methane production of selected agroforestry plants as dry season feeding of ruminants livestock. Agroforestry systems Springer. In Press

(c)           Edited Conference Proceedings:

  1. Yusuf A. O. and Bawala T. O. 2009. Sulphur utilization by two breeds of goats. In: Global economic Recession and the Challenges to Livestock Production in Nigeria.Proceedings of 14th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), J. A. AkinladeT. B. Olayemi, T. A. Rafiu, A. O. Akinwunmi, O. A. Aderinola, O. O. Ojebiyi and A. A. Odunsi(eds). Pp 569-571.Published by ASAN.
  2. Yusuf A. O., Adegbenjo, F. D. and Bawala T. O. 2010. Effect of varying forage-concentrate ratios on performance of intensively managed West African Dwarf (WAD) sheep. In: Diversifying Nigeria’s economy: Animal Production option.Proceedings of 15th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), O. J. Ifut, U. A. Inyang, I. P. Akpan and I. E. Ebeso (eds). Pp 679-681.Published by ASAN.
  3. Fasae O. A, Akinlade A. A. and Yusuf A. O. 2011. Haematology of traditionally managed growing West African Dwarf goats as influenced by location and sex in Odeda area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Proceedings of 16th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), A. O. Aduku, T. O. Olugbemi, S. O. Aribido, S. I. Daikwo and O. J. Saliu (eds). Pp 163-166.Published by ASAN.
  4. Aina, A. B. J., Yusuf, A. O., Derry, P. K. and Mensah, J. J. 2011. Effects of copper salts on performance and blood profile of West African Dwarf sheep. Proceedings of 16th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), A. O. Aduku, T. O. Olugbemi, S. O. Aribido, S. I. Daikwo and O. J. Saliu (eds). Pp 451-453.Published by ASAN.
  5. Yusuf, A. O., Aina, A. B. J.,

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