Dr. Joel Koske

Dr. JOEL K. KOSKE ( B.V.M, M.Sc, D.T.V.M, M.R.C.V.S)

Lecturer: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

P. O. Box 536, 20115 EGERTON, Kenya

Mobile: +254 725 632 582

Fax: +254 51 211 1113

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EDUCATION

1975

M.R.C.V.S

University of Liverpool

1974-1976

MSc, D.T.V.M

University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland, U.K.

1969-1970

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (B.V.M.) Degree

University of Nairobi, Kabete, Kenya.

1967-1968

A’ Level

Kenyatta College

1963-1966

O’ Level

Kericho High School

1959-1962

KAPE

Boito Intermediate School

1954-1958

Primary

Chebilat Primary School

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology

WORK EXPERIENCE

March, 2008 to Date

Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies

August 2001 –Sept. 2007

Deputy Registrar ( Academic Affairs)

August 1990- August 2001

Lecturer, Department of Animal Health

July 1989- August 1990

Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, Veterinary Research Laboratory Kabete (V.R.L)

December 1984-July 1989

Ag. Chief Veterinary Investigation Officer, V.R.L Kabete

March 1983-December 1984

Senior Veterinary Officer, V.R.L, Kabete

March 1979-March 1983

Senior Veterinary Investigation Officer & Officer-in-charge, VIL, Nakuru

January 1977- March 1979

Veterinary Research Officer, V.R.L Kabete

March 1973-August 1974

Veterinary Officer, V.R.L, Kabete

Key Research Projects

1. Field chemotherapeutic Trials in Ngong, Kilgoris, and Lanet on the efficacy of Bu-Parvaquone in the treatment of East Coast Fever.

2. Long term research project in Kwale District of Kenya to Study the influence of Chemoprophylaxis of trypanosomosis on health and productivity of Zebu cattle.

3. Survey to determine the incidence of brucellosis in Nakuru, Baringo and Laikipia districts of Kenya.

4. Brucellosis vaccination trial in a dairy farm in Nakuru District using reduced- dose, live attenuated Brucella S19 vaccine.

5. Pilot anthelmintic trials in two sheep farms in Nakuru District to determine strategic worm control programmes against helminthosis.

6. National study on the effect of the drug 993C

(present -day Clexon/ Parvaquone) on the treatment of East Coast Fever.

7. Collaborative project jointly between the Von Ostertag Institute, Berlin and the Kenya Veterinary Department on the chemotherapy of Bovine Cysticercosis using Praziquantel on naturally- infected calves from Samburu District of Kenya.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1.

Maloo, S.H, et al. (1989). Health and Productivity of the East African Zebu and under village management in a tsetse-infected area on the coast of Kenya.

2

Kirui, N.K., et al (1983). Report on Field Chemotherapy Trial to determine efficacy of Parvaquone(Clexon, Welcome Ltd.) against naturally- occurring cases of East Coast Fever in Kenya. Kenya Veterinarian (1983), 7, 13-14.

3

Koske, J.K and Walter, M. (1979). Taenia saginata Cysticercosis. A comparison of routine meat inspection and carcass dissection in calves. Vet. Rec. (1979).

4

Walter, M. and Koske, J.K. (1979). The Efficacy of Praziquantel against Tenia saginata Cysticercosis against naturally- infected calves. Tropenmed. Parasit. (1979), 30, 401- 403.

5

Koske,J.K.(1976). Praparation of Tick-borne Fever Antigen (MSc Thesis).

6

Wathanga, J.M.,Koske, J.K and Waghela, S.Observations following vaccinations with reduced- Dose S19 Brucellosis in Dairy Cattle in Kenya.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  1. Mineral deficiency conditions in livestock.
  2. Microbiol conditions in livestock.