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Dr. Affiong Joseph Henry

Senior Lecturer
Animal Science
henryaffiong@unical.edu.ng

Dr. Affiong Joseph Henry is an academic staff in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar. She joined the Department of Animal Science, University of Calabar as a member of staff in 2005. She holds a Ph.D qualification in the area of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Through her studies on grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus) she was able to establish weaning age of as early as two weeks for this animal.  Dr. A. J. Henry has served in the Department as Assistant Examination Officer and substantive Examination Officer. She is currently the Department’s Coordinator for the year four practical programme under SIWES. She was appointed as Coordinating Manager for the University’s Poultry and Livestock farm (2009 – 2010). In 2010 she received the STEP-B grant for Innovators of Tomorrow. She has supervised students both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. She has a number of scholarly articles published in academic journals locally and internationally and is also a Registered Animal Scientist (RAS) with the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science.   She is currently carrying out research with her students on phenotypic characterization and molecular analysis of leptin gene in West African Dwarf goats in Cross River State. In addition to Genomic analysis of indigenous and exotic strains of Achatina fulica using Variable Number Tandem Repeat (VNTR) sequences.  

Henry, A. J. Ozung, P. O and Etuk, F. A. (2013). Internal organs and serum biochemical indices of weaned rabbits fed diets containing unripe pawpaw peel meal. Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Ecology, 6 (1): 47 – 56. http://www. Universal academic services. org (China)


Wogar, G. S. I., Ufot, M. L., Henry, A. J., Inyang, I. E. and Efe, E. E. (2013). Composition and emulsifying characteristics of grasscutter meat from varying dietary energy levels. Journal of Agricultural Science, 5(1): 314 – 318. http:// www. ccsenet.org/ journal/ index.php/ jas/article/ view/23083


Henry, A. J., William, G. A. & Effiong, O. O. (2013). Linear body measurements and carcass characteristics of rabbits fed orange (Citrussinensis) waste meal as alternative fibre source in diet. Advances in Natural Science, 6 (1): 20 - 24.


Ibom, L. A., Okon, B., Henry, A. J., Okon, F. I. & Eze, J. C. (2016). Effects of storage periods and methods on egg quality of Nigerian local chickens. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment, 12(3): 63 – 69. www/njaje.org/ najafe2016 vol12n13 /11_ibom_et_al.pdf


Henry, A. J., Ozung, P. O and Antia, U. E. (2015). Growth performance of three      commercial strains of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) commonly reared in the humid tropics. Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences, 13 (2): 1 – 12. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/joafss.v13i2.9


Henry, A. J. Ibe, S. N. and Asuquo, B. O. (2014). Prediction of grasscutter’s      (Thryonomis  swinderianus) body weight from linear body measurements. NigerianJournalofAnimalProduction, 41 (1): 264 – 271. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njap


Henry, A. J., Njume, G.N., Effiong, O. O. and Wogar, G.S.I. (2009). Growth response and organoleptic evaluation of grasscutters fed diets with varying energy levels. International Journal of Animal Science, 1(1): 56 -61.


Henry, A.J., Effiong, O.O. and Udoh, A.E. (2009). Effect of three different fibre sources on the breeder rabbits’ performance during gestation and lactation period. Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences, 7(1): 223 -231. http:// www.ajol.info/index.php/joafss


Bime, M. J., Henry, A. J. and Effiong, A. (2008). Survey on management systems and gross profit analysis of Muturu in Southern Cross River State. Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Science, 6 (1): 31 – 36.


Henry, A. J. Ibe, S. N. and Asuquo, B. O. (2014). Estimation of genetic parameters for litter traits in grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus). Animal Production Science, 54(10): 1762 – 1764. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/AN14371.htmI(Australia)


Henry, A. J., Njume, G. N and Wogar, G. S. I. (2013). Carcass evaluation of intensively reared grasscutters fed diets with varied energy levels. Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Ecology, 6(11): 87 – 94. http://www.universalacademicservices.org/carcass-evaluation-of-intensively-reared.


Wogar, G. S. I., Ufot, M. L., Henry, A. J., Inyang, I. E. and Efe, E. E. (2013). Composition and emulsifying characteristics of grasscutter meat from varying dietary energy levels. Journal of Agricultural Science, 5(1): 314 – 318. http:// www. ccsenet.org/ journal/ index.php/ jas/article/ view/23083


Henry, A. J. (2011). Reproductive performance of grasscutter does at first parity and growth performance of their F1 generation. Asian Journal of Animal Science, 5 (4): 289 – 295. http://scialert.net /abstract/ ?doi = ajas. 2011.289.295


Henry, A. J., Ibe, S. N. and Asuquo, B. O. (2012). Effect of weaning age on growth and slaughter characteristics of grasscutters (Thryonomis swinderianus) raised under intensive management in the humid tropics. Journal of Agricultural Science, 4(12): 232 – 239. http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jas/article/view/16500


Henry, A. J. Ozung, P. O and Udoh, P. I. (2017). Haematological profile and serum biochemical indices of weaned rabbits fed pawpaw leaves (Caricapapaya) as supplements to corn-soyabean meal basal diet. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Volume 23: 21 – 25. http:// www. Global journal series. com

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31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production, Stamford Grand, Glenelg, South Australia
An evaluation of post-partum intervals grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus) does.
Start: Monday 4th July, 2016
End: Thursday 7th July, 2016
35th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, University of Ibadan,
Reproductive Performance of Grasscutter Does at First Parity Reared in a Humid Tropical Environment
Start: Sunday 14th March, 2010
End: Wednesday 17th March, 2010
14th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria, LAUTECH Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Influence of Weaning Age on Post – weaning Performance of Grasscutter Pups.
Start: Monday 14th September, 2009
End: Thursday 17th September, 2009
13th Annual Conference of the Animal Science Association of Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,
Organoleptic Evaluation of Grasscutters Fed Diets with Varying Energy Levels.
Start: Monday 15th September, 2008
End: Friday 19th September, 2008
34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, University of Uyo
Reproductive Performance of Breeder Rabbits Fed Diets with Different Fibre Sources.
Start: Sunday 15th March, 2009
End: Wednesday 18th March, 2009
32nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Animal Production, University of Calabar,
Effect of Parity on Litter Traits of Breeding Rabbits in the Humid Tropical Environment
Start: Sunday 18th March, 2007
End: Wednesday 21st March, 2007
Significance of Tropical Plants in Animal Production in Nigeria
Correlation between Body Weight and some Linear Body Measurements of Grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus).
Start: Sunday 13th March, 2011
End: Wednesday 16th March, 2011
5th International Conference/Workshop on Giant African Land Snails (NETGALS), New Senate Chambers, University of Calabar
Prospects of Giant African Land Snails in Nigerian Change Agenda: An Overview from Nutritional, Health and Economic Perspectives
Start: Sunday 5th June, 2016
End: Thursday 9th June, 2016
. 37th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, College of Animal Science, University of Agriculture, Markurdi,
Significance of Tropical Plants in Animal Production in Nigeria
Start: Sunday 18th March, 2012
End: Wednesday 21st March, 2012
15th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria, University of Uyo,
Effect of Age at Weaning on some Linear Body Measurements of Juvenile Grasscutters (Thryonomis swinderianus).
Start: Monday 13th September, 2010
End: Thursday 16th September, 2010
33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro
Effect of Varied Energy on the Carcass Characteristics of Grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus).
Start: Sunday 16th March, 2008
End: Wednesday 19th March, 2008
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