Articles by Author: S D Maasdorp

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  1. On-farm productivity of <em>Acacia angustissima, Calliandra calothyrsus</em> and <em>Leucaena leucocephala</em> in a subhumid area in Zimbabwe

    On-farm productivity of <em>Acacia angustissima, Calliandra calothyrsus</em> and <em>Leucaena leucocephala</em> in a subhumid area in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Smallholder dairy farmers in Natural Region II, especially in Chikwaka Communal Area, adopted Acacia angustissima, Calliandra calothyrsus and Leucaena leucocephala in the 1995/96 season as alternatives for supplementing expensive commercial dairy feeds. Although several on-station trials have been done in...
  2. Southern African pasture and forage science entering the 21st century: past to present

    Southern African pasture and forage science entering the 21st century: past to present

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Given the global challenges of mitigating and alleviating land degradation and ensuring food security, particularly through protein production, pasture and forage science together with rangeland science will remain imperative to sustainable livestock production systems. Recognising the scientific principles developed in...
  3. An observational study on factors influencing antibiotic use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein

    An observational study on factors influencing antibiotic use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are often precipitated by excessive airway inflammation caused by viral or bacterial infections. Current guidelines suggest prescribing antibiotics to patients with AECOPD and purulent sputum production, but this may lead to...
  4. Demographic profile of lung cancer patients at the Universitas Academic Hospital Bronchoscopy Unit in Bloemfontein

    Demographic profile of lung cancer patients at the Universitas Academic Hospital Bronchoscopy Unit in Bloemfontein

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    The prevalence of lung cancers with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in South Africa is not known. In the absence of the routine availability of laboratory assays to test for the presence of EGFR mutations, certain demographic and clinical...
  5. Clinical profile of patients diagnosed with primary lung cancer at the Pulmonology Division, Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein, 2010-2011

    Clinical profile of patients diagnosed with primary lung cancer at the Pulmonology Division, Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein, 2010-2011

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Lung cancer is regarded by the World Health Organization as a leading cause of death globally. Limited data are available on lung cancer epidemiology in South Africa. This study aimed to determine the profle of patients with lung cancer who...
  6. The potential of replacing conventional dairy supplements with forage legume-based diets in Zimbabwe’s smallholder dairy sector

    The potential of replacing conventional dairy supplements with forage legume-based diets in Zimbabwe’s smallholder dairy sector

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The effect of replacing commercial supplements with isoenergetic and isonitrogenous velvet bean-, cowpeaand lablab-based supplements on milk yield, milk quality and economic returns in smallholder crossbred dairy cows was investigated in the 2013 and 2014 dry seasons. Using 3 ×...
  7. Promoting the use of home-mixed supplements as alternatives to commercial supplements in smallholder beef production systems in the subhumid region of Zimbabwe

    Promoting the use of home-mixed supplements as alternatives to commercial supplements in smallholder beef production systems in the subhumid region of Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The economic and performance effect of supplementing smallholder cattle by substituting commercial feed with iso-nitrogenous and iso-energetic diets based on alternative protein sources was investigated in two trials. In trial 1, three diets (commercial concentrate, commercial concentrate partially substituted with...
  8. Storage quality and marketability potential of bagged silage for smallholder dairy farmers in Zimbabwe

    Storage quality and marketability potential of bagged silage for smallholder dairy farmers in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Bagged sole maize and maize–cowpea silages in three bag sizes were assessed at 42 and 282 d post-ensiling for sensory and chemical quality. A survey of dairy farmers on silage use and preferences was conducted in the Chikwaka communal area...