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Modified Contemporary Comparison of First And Second Lactations In A Herd with Crossbred Bunaji X Friesian Cows
Ogundu,Uduak E.,U. Herbert,M. U. Iloeje
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances , 2012,
Abstract: Using records of a total of 472 daughters, comprising 237 and 235 daughters with 25% and 50% Friesian inheritance respectively, 18 widely used bulls were evaluated by modified contemporary comparison (MCC) for first and second lactations. The daughters were classified into three age classes 24-28 months, 29 - 33 months and 34-38 months. The mean predicted differences for first and second lactation yield (PDLY1 and PDLY2) for the age class 24-28months was 2.8 (0.19) (PDLY1) and 3.8 (4.73) (PDLY2) for 25% and 50% Friesian inheritance respectively. The results obtained show that daughters of the 24-28 months age range had higher mean values for lactation yield when compared with their contemporaries suggesting that they could possibly transmit this superior milking ability. The linear response in PDLY2 to rate of change in PDLY1 in 25% (50%) Friesian inheritance indicated a significant (P<0.05) linear relationship between PDLY1 and PDLY2. The regression model accounted for 65% (20.1%) of the total variability in PDLY2. Prediction of PDLY2 from PDLY1 in 25% Friesian group shows that selection of sires on the basis of their daughters` higher first lactation yield could bring about a higher second lactation yield. Hence, judging from the performance of the age group 24-28 months, selection within PDLY1 forthat group could bring about an improvement in PDLY1.
Theistic and Socionomic-Origin of Philosophy  [PDF]
Charles Ogundu Nnaji
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A010
Abstract:

This study directly touches on the origin and true meaning of philosophy from “Philos-Friend or loving and Ophis-Deceit”which means human reasoning or lover of deceit or false wisdom(not love for wisdom),we can better explain what Philosophy is all about from this brief etymology.

Comparative Introduction to Socionomy and Psychonomy  [PDF]
Charles Ogundu Nnaji
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.53022
Abstract: Socionomy and psychonomy coined by this author primarily teach the philosophical origins and true meaning of sociology from 18th century CE philosophical arguments that human societies can exist and survive without religion and God. Following this existing study framework, the research aims at proving that sociology and sociologists do not or have not really understood the true origin and true meaning of sociology, which through this research objectives and conclusions, clearly show that sociology is an anti-God so-called positivist philosophy of science that condemns the thirty-year Protestant-Catholic wars by totally condemning religion and God without adequately analyzing the roles of human religious psychology (psychonomy) and human doctrine in the entire saga.
Monastic Philosophy of the Origins of University Education  [PDF]
Charles Ogundu Nnaji
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.54028
Abstract: The study looks at how modern universities emerged from medieval Catholic monasteries, especially from theological philosophies, which prompted Catholic Friars to form guilds of children in monasteries for catechisms and teachings on doctrine (doctorate) from 1200 to 1225 CE. These guild centers in monasteries that soon graduated into teaching centers for the new knowledge (or science) transformed the monastery guilds into universities with Saint Thomas Aquinas as one of the earliest graduates of those universities around 1250 CE.
Psychocosmic Analysis of Suicide  [PDF]
Charles Ogundu Nnaji
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.52019
Abstract: Psychocosmic simply means mundane, worldly or social miseries and problems which adversely affect and influence the human psyche (i.e. mind, mentality or behavior) into contemplating or planning dangerous or felonious acts such as murder, suicide, ritual killings or violent crimes. Thus, the study focuses on different causative psychosocial traumatic factors which often preempt self destruction (i.e. suicide) especially highlighting relevant data from varying source materials, which leads this methodology to the research findings that suicide primarily is biogenetically innate and psychosocially predisposed from psycho-structural behaviors responding to environmental correlates, being social structure human debilitating conditions which often defy solutions which predisposes the victim (or patient) to suicidal behavior (Mann and Stanley, 1980).
Education Personification Theory on the Historicity of Classical Greek Philosophers  [PDF]
Charles Ogundu Nnaji
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2016.62013
Abstract: The study in its scope questions the historical existence of ancient Greek philosophers; while it focuses on two educational relevance themes a) that there is strength in recent insinuations that classical (ancient) Greek philosophers are only but true to reality, existing in nothing but personified names bearing their philosophical (teachings) in the meanings of their names; e.g. Heraclitus, simply is fire, Socrates is sorcery, then Pythagoras is puthon, i.e. fortune teller, since his history is replete with occult learning in Egypt and the Chaldea; b) our classist method of research leading to our research conclusions and findings touches on the second angle to this essay, which is a frank educational demand for the original Greek documents of these Greek classical philosophers, since it is suspected that these documents (e.g. Dialogues and Phaedo of Plato etc.) never existed or that translations to English had been manipulated, hence the truth was yet to be told about the true origins and the true meaning of philosophy. Particularly, if philosophy is merely love for wisdom, how come the Bible totally condemned it (Colossians 2:8, 2 Peter 1:16). Then how come Emperor Justinian banned it in 529 CE. (New & Philips, 1953, Brockman and Pescantini, 2004, philosophy NET, 2015). Justinian banned philosophy, since medieval Christian heretical teachings were products of Christian philosophical arguments which almost destroyed Christianity in it earliest stages (i.e. 1300 CE - 526 CE) Boer, 1980: pp. 41-60.
Historical Ancient Mountain Cults Called “Philashaphim”  [PDF]
Charles Ogundu Nnaji
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2016.62014
Abstract: The study simply pointed out that what Balaam did in Numbers 22:41, Numbers 23:1-16, was consultation of gods at prophetic (Sophian) ancient mountain cults. They were called Philasaphim or occultic (i.e. secret) consultations of extraordinary wonder working powers, Hebrew “Niphilaosophiru”, Judges 6:13, Job 5:9, Psalm 75:1, i.e. the inexplicable or numbers uncountable. The study employed classist textual geographical maps illustrations methodology in presenting the occultic secrets Assemblies, Hebrew Pilosopaot in Orphic-Sopherim (Teachers of mysteries; Woodrow, 1969) as seen in Ecclesiastes 12:11 called Masters of Assemblies, however what this study found out were the Casdimah, magi or Ashaphs called the “Baalisophot” Hebrew “Phylasophu” leaders of mountain (Baal or Phaal) Ezekiel 13:18 i.e. secret cults of the sophis (serpent, Mathew 10:16 wisdom of the Kedemar and the Chaldean-Casaphis; Isaiah 2:6).
Spermatozoa Manipulation Techniques: A Current Assisted Reproductive Technology Tool Kit in Reproductive Physiology
I.P. Ogbuewu,U.E. Ogundu,M.N. Opara,I.C. Okoli
Journal of Medical Sciences , 2010,
Abstract: The application of technologies in the field of male reproductive physiology has advanced greatly during past couple of decades. Since, the advent of frozen semen and artificial insemination, reproductive physiologists have attempted to manipulate male reproductive rates of mammals, sometimes successfully or sometimes not. The past five decades has resulted in phenomenal expansion in the improvement spermatozoa with direct application to livestock and medicine. Spermatogenesis had been reported to be induced in male animals using synthetic fertility drugs and local plant extracts. Sperm production and function have been improved via the use of nutritional regiments, semen extender and semen pool admixture. Currently, the sex of animal has been predetermined with 85-95% accuracy by sexing spermatozoa. The current success recorded in male assisted reproductive techniques came about due to advances in computer science, biophysics, cell biology and genetic engineering. This review will briefly cover the developments and modifications of existing sperm manipulation techniques that have direct practical applications today and in the near future in animal agriculture and bio-medicine.
Fertility Studies on two Methods of Libido Maintenance in West African Dwarf Rams
D.O. Umesiobi,U. Kalu,U. Ogundu,M.U. Iloeje,D.C. Anyanwu,L.R. Mcdowell
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances , 2012,
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of false mountings and sexual restraint on libido and semen fertility of West African Dwarf rams. Eighteen rams were assigned to nine treatment combinations involving 0, 5 and 10 minutes of restraint and 0, 2 and 3 false mounts. Semen quantity and quality were evaluated. Results from this study indicate that it requires the shortest time of 28.0 ? 0.65 sec at ten minutes of restraint and three false mounts (10R - 3FM) to achieve the highest libido. Mounting and prompt ejaculation provided a definite, clearly recognizable end point, for establishing that a ram was sexually stimulated sufficiently. Changes of stimulus animals and semen collection location were not commonly required to stimulate most of the rams and to maintain their sexual interest during teasing. Collection of semen with the highest total volumes (2.39?0.05ml), sperm motility (90.02?0.82%), live spermatozoa (87.88?0.65%) and total sperm per ejaculate (5.0 x109) were obtained when rams were sexually teased for 10 minutes that included three false mounts (10R - 3FM). The results of this present study suggest that 10 minutes of sexual restraint in conjunction with three false mounts are not too time consuming to be practical as methods for increasing semen output. In an attempt to maximize sperm quality and quantity sexual teasing might precede each ejaculate.
Genetic variations in locally adapted turkeys. 3. Influence of direct and maternal genetic effects on growth and growth-related traits
V.M.O. Okoro,U.E. Ogundu,M.U. Iloeje,C.L. Okoro
Genomics and Quantitative Genetics , 2012,
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine direct and maternal genetic effects, direct and maternal heritabilities as well as phenotypic variances and correlations on growth and some growth-related traits on locally adapted ecotypes of turkeys in southeastern Nigeria. Three parental lines with black (B), bronze (Br), or white (W) plumage colored genotypes were compared. Traits considered were body weight at 4, 8, and 12 weeks-old (BW4, BW8, BW12, respectively), breast width at 4, 8 and 12 weeks-old (BrWt4, BrWt8, BrWt12, respectively), and shank lengthsat 4, 8 and 12 weeks old (SL4, SL8, SL12, respectively). Data were analyzed using restricted maximum likelihood under an animal model. The direct genetic variance ranged from 0.02 to 21.2 and the maternal genetic variance from 0.02 to 567, while the phenotypic variance ranged from 1.57 to 1226. Direct heritability estimates had values from 0.01 (BW8, BW12, SL4) to 0.20 (BrWt4). Maternal heritability estimates ranged from 0.01 (SL8) to 0.74 (BrWt4) and the estimates of maternal environmental variance as a proportion of phenotypic variance varied from 0.005 (BW4) to 0.63 (SL8). The correlations between direct and maternal additive genetic effects (ram) were all high with some being negative, e.g., -0.98, -0.96, -0.96, -0.95, -0.98 for BW4, BrWt4, BrWt12, SL4 and SL8, respectively while these were positive for the other traits: 0.87, 0.89, 0.76 and 0.99 for BW8, BW12, BrWt8, and SL12, respectively.
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