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Title: Dr.
Surname: Kabir
Othernames: Mohammed
Gender: Male
Department: Animal Science
Faculty: Agriculture
Nationality: Nigeria
State of Origin: Borno
Local Government of Origin: Maiduguri
Rank: Lecturer I
Email: mkabir@abu.edu.ng and kabirkbs@gmail.com
Kabir

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Dr. Mohammed Kabir, obtained his M.Sc and Ph.D Degrees in Animal Science with specialization in Genetics and Animal Breeding, from the famous Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He has many years of research and teaching experience in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the National Animal Production Research Institute, (NAPRI) Shika, Zaria, Nigeria. An Academic in Animal Production and Genetics, Dr. Kabir is the Unit-Head of Rabbitry and also the Coordinator of the Computerization and Linkage Unit of the department. He was recently re-elected for the 2nd time as the Faculty Registration Officer. The Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture also appointed him as the Chairman, ICT & Public Relations Committee of the Faculty of Agric, A.B.U., Zaria.


CAREER SUMMARY:
Academic Qualifications

* PhD Animal Science (Genetics & Animal Breeding), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

* M.Sc Animal Science (Genetics & Animal Breeding), ABU Zaria, Nigeria.

* B.Sc (Hons) Animal Science, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

* Certificate in Recombinant DNA Technology, Centre for Biotech. Research and Training, ABU Zaria.


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

1. Genetics-nutrition interactions in growth and reproductive traits in diallel crossing of various rabbit breeds;

2. Genetic associations and breed comparisons of carcass traits and DNA markers in Chinchilla, California White and New Zealand White breeds of rabbit;

3. Genetic variation in feed efficiency, growth, body conformation and carcass quality of different rabbit breeds in Northern Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria;

4. Collaborative research with overseas colleagues in QTL Mapping for growth and body shape in Chinchilla Rabbit breed.


* Dr Kabir has over 50 scientific papers to his credit; 22 in peer reviewed local and international journals, 30 peer-reviewed conference proceedings and 2 international conference article. He recently presented a paper at the 10th World Rabbit Congress (WRC) organized by the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA), held at Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt, from 3-6 September 2012.


TEACHING AND SUPERVISION:

* Dr Kabir's primary role as an academic includes teaching and supervision of students' research projects and theses in the area of Rabbit breeding and production, Poultry breeding and production, Sheep and Goat breeding and production.
* He has successfully supervised/graduated 12 Bachelor Honours and 5 PGD students.
* He is currently supervising 7 MSc and 5 PhD students along side other PGD and UG projects.

Publications

Conference and Seminar Papers

  1. Litter Traits in a Diallel Crossing of Three Rabbit Breeds in Northern Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria. presented in 10th World Rabbit Congress (WRC) organized by World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA), Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt., 2012
  2. Characteristics and acceptability of yoghourt from some breeds of small and large ruminants presented in 12th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. organized by ASAN, 2007
  3. Effects of Varying Levels of Two Commercial Poultry Grower Vitamin Trace Mineral Premixes on Performance of Young Rabbits. presented in 13th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria organized by Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2008
  4. Carcass Characteristics of Mixed Breeds of Rabbit. presented in 13th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. Held at Mamman Kontagora Square, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. organized by ASAN, 2008
  5. Effect of Germination on the Chemical Composition and Nutritive Value of Hibiscus (hibiscus saddariffa) Seed. presented in 13th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. Held at Mamman Kontagora Square, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. organized by Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2008
  6. Estimates of Repeatability for Body Weight and Body Conformation Traits in Anak 2000 Strain of Broiler Chickens. presented in 13th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. Held at Mamman Kontagora Square, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. organized by Animal Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2008
  7. Effect of Non-Genetic Factors on Growth Performance of West African Dwarf Goat under Traditional Management. presented in 13th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. Held at Mamman Kontagora Square, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. organized by Animal Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2008
  8. Semen Characteristics of Breeder Cocks fed Cottonseed Meal Based Diets. presented in 13th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. Held at Mamman Kontagora Square, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. organized by Animal Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2008
  9. Prevalent Diseases in Local Poultry: A Case Study of Zaria Area, Kaduna State. presented in 13th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. Held at Mamman Kontagora Square, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. organized by Animal Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2008
  10. Genetic and phenotypic correlations for growth traits in chinchilla breed of rabbit. presented in 15th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria. Held at Faculty of Agriculture, Town Campus (Annex) University of Uyo, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. organized by Animal Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2010
  11. Effect of ricebran on mineral utilization of growing rabbits in the Sahel Region of Nigeria. presented in 31st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2006
  12. Semen-collector effects on semen volume, sperm concentration and total sperm count in Rhode Island Breeder Cocks. presented in 32nd Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2007
  13. Seasonal Effects on Semen Characteristics of Rhode Island Red and White Strains of Breeder Cocks in Zaria. presented in 33rd Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus-Ayetoro, Ogun State Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2007
  14. Effect of Soaking Medium on Minerals and Anti-Nutritional Factors in Baobab Seed (Adamsonia digitata). presented in 33rd Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus-Ayetoro, Ogun State Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2008
  15. Growth and behavioural response of broiler chickens raised on different feed forms (mash vs pellet). presented in 34th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the Faculty of Agriculture Town Campus (Annex), University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2009
  16. Observations on colour pattern, performance traits and sexual dimorphism in Japanese quails. presented in 34th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the Faculty of Agriculture Town Campus (Annex), University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2009
  17. Biometrical studies of naked-neck broilers raised on deep-litter. presented in 34th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the Faculty of Agriculture Town Campus (Annex), University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2009
  18. Effect of flavoring agents on feed intake and performance of growing rabbits. presented in 34th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the Faculty of Agriculture Town Campus (Annex), University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2009
  19. Growth and body linear measurements in Hubbard broiler breed. presented in 35th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2010
  20. Estimates of Heritability and Repeatability for Litter Traits in Diallel Crossing of Three Rabbit Breeds. presented in 35th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN). Held Assembly Hall/NAERLS, A.B.U., Zaria-Nigeria. organized by Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN)., 2011
  21. Fertility and Hatchability in Shika-Brown Commercial and Parent Stock Layer Birds in Northern Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria. presented in 35th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN). Held Assembly Hall/NAERLS, A.B.U., Zaria-Nigeria. organized by Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN)., 2011
  22. Sexual Dimorphism, Haemoglobin Polymorphism and Body Mensuration Characteristics of Red Sokoto Goats. presented in 35th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN). Held Assembly Hall/NAERLS, A.B.U., Zaria-Nigeria. organized by Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN)., 2011
  23. Estimates of General and Specific Combining Abilities for Litter Traits in 3 x 3 Diallel Crossing of Rabbits. presented in 36th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the NUC/Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2011
  24. Estimation of Additive and Dominance Variance for Litter Traits from different Models in Purebred California White Kits. presented in 36th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the NUC/Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2011
  25. Effects of Dietary Energy Levels on the Performance and Physiological Parameters of Mated Does. presented in 36th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production. Held at the NUC/Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. organized by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)., 2011
  26. Evaluation of mating frequency and the effects on litter performance in California White breed of rabbits. presented in 46th Annual Conference of Science Association of Nigeria (SAN). Held at the Assembly Hall, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria. organized by Science Association of Nigeria (SAN)., 2011
  27. Recent researches and advances in livestock reproductive management: A Review. presented in 46th Annual Conference of Science Association of Nigeria (SAN). Held at the Assembly Hall, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria. organized by Science Association of Nigeria (SAN)., 2011
  28. Factors affecting calf mortality in Bunaji cattle. presented in 46th Annual Conference of Science Association of Nigeria (SAN). Held at the Assembly Hall, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria. organized by Science Association of Nigeria (SAN)., 2011

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Positions Held

  1. Senior Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria., 2012 - To date
  2. Chairman, ICT & Public Relations Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, ABU Zaria, 2012 - To date
  3. Lecturer I, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria., 2009 - 2012
  4. Faculty Registration Officer, Faculty of Agriculture, ABU Zaria, 2009 - To date
  5. Unit Head of Rabbitry, Department of Animal Science, ABU Zaria., 2009 - To date
  6. Coordinator, Computerization & Linkages, Department of Animal Science, ABU Zaria., 2009 - To date
  7. Lecturer II, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria., 2006 - 2009
  8. Assistant Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria., 2005 - 2006
  9. Depot Operations Manager, Coca Cola Company Plc (Abuja, Minna, Suleja and Zaria depots), 1995 - 2001
  10. HOD, Dept of Biology (During NYSC), Govt Army Day Sec Sch, 4 Motorized Battalion of Nig Army, Takum Taraba State, 1994 - 1995
  11. Head-Boy/Head-prefect, Govt Science Sec Sch, Gashua Borno State, 1986 - 1988

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Awards

  1. ETF/TETFUND Grant for International Conference to Egypt, ABU/Federal Ministry of Education under the ETF/TEFUND, 2012
  2. Postgraduate Scholarship Award, Federal Government of Nigeria (FSBA/FGSS/ PG104/27/2001–2002), 2001
  3. Award/Certificate of Recognition and Active Participation inthe 10th FIFA/Coca Cola World Cup Under 21 Football Championships, Coca-cola Corporate Headquarters, Lagos – Nigeria., 1999
  4. NYSC/Road Safety Club Award, NYSC State Director, 1995
  5. Outstanding Corper of the Year Award for 1994/1995 Service Year, NYSC State Director, Taraba State, Nigeria, 1995
  6. Excellent Performance Award, Honourable Commissioner of Education, Borno State, for having 9 credits in 9 sub, 1988
  7. Zonal Award for Over-all Best Student, Zonal Inspector of Education, Borno State Ministry of Education, Gashua Zonal Ed, 1988
  8. Best Student of the Year Award (for excelling in 9 subjects at one sitting in the 1988 WAEC/SSC Examination), Principal of Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Gashua Borno State (Now , 1988

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Membership of Professional bodies

  1. Member, World Poultry Science Association–Nigeria Branch (WPSA–NB), 2006
  2. Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), 2006
  3. Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), 2007
  4. RAS-161, Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS)-Registered Animal Scientist, 2009
  5. Member, Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN), 2010
  6. Member (No: 040), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), 2011
  7. Member, Zazzau Emirate Development Association (ZEMDA), 2012
  8. Member, World Rabbit Science Association–Nigeria Branch (WRSA–NB), 2008

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