Staff Profile

Prof. Osakwe Isaac

Professor
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Biography

Prof. Isaac I. Osakwe was born in Sapele, Delta state of Nigeria. He attended Awka Etiti High school, Awka Etiti from 1970 – 1974, where he obtained Division One in the West African School Certificate. He proceeded immediately to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 1974 – 1979 where he obtained B. Agric (Animal Science) with second class honors upper division. From 1982 – 1985 he was again at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he obtained his M.Sc. degree in Animal Nutrition.
Prof Osakwe then worked for the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA, now ILRI) Ibadan humid zone program for six and a half years before proceeding to the University of Hohenheim, Germany for a post graduate study at the end of which he bagged his Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition in the year 1999.
Prof Osakwe worked in the United Kingdom briefly before coming back to Nigeria and was offered appointment as a senior lecturer in the department of Animal Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki in 2001. He was elevated to the position of Professor of Ruminant Nutrition in the year 2007. He has served as Head, Department of Animal Production and Fisheries Management, Dean of Faculty of Agric., Ebonyi State University. He transferred his service to Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State. At AE-FUNAI, he has served as Director of Research and Development, Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and is currently Director of General Studies, AE-FUNAI

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

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3 1) A. Larbi, I. I. Osakwe and J.W. Lambourne (1993) Variation in relative palatability to sheep among Gliricidia sepium provenances Agroforestry Systems 22, 221-224 2) I. I. Osakwe, H. Steingass and W. Drochner (1999) The feeding value of Dialium guineense as a supplement to West African Dwarf sheep fed natural grass hay. Anim. Research and Development 49, 24-31 3) I. I. Osakwe, H. Steingass and W. Drochner (2000) The chemical composition of Phyllanthus discoideus and its effect on the ruminal ammonia and volatile fatty concentration when fed to West African Dwarf sheep. Arch. Anim. Nutrition 53, 191-205. 4) I. I. Osakwe, H. Steingass and W. Drochner (2003) The Feeding value of Mangifera indica and its effects on nitrogen metabolism and energy partitioning when fed to Djallonke sheep Trop. J. of Anim. Sc. 6 (1), 47-52. 5) I. I. Osakwe (2003) Effect of feeding a hay diet supplemented with Daniellia oliveri leaves to sheep on volatile fatty acid concentration and nitrogen balance. J. Sustainable Agric. And The Environment 5 (1), 26-31 6) I. I. Osakwe, H. Steingass and W. Drochner (2004) Daniellia oliveri as a fodder tree for small ruminant and the interaction of its tannin with ruminal ammonia Nig. J. of Anim. Production 31 (1), 56-64 7) I. I. Osakwe and H. Steingass (2004). Quantitative protein and fat metabolism in West African dwarf sheep fed Magaritaria discoidea as supplement. Anim. Res. Inter. 1 (1), 42-46 8) I. I. Osakwe and W. Drochner (2004) Effect of feeding Hordeum jabatum hay supplemented with Leucaena leucocephala on nutrient digestibility in sheep Anim. Research Inter. 1 (3), 148-152 9) I. I. Osakwe, H. Steingass and W. Drochner (2004) Effect of dried Elaeis guineense supplementation on nitrogen and energy partitioning of WAD sheep fed a basal hay diet. Anim. Feed Science and Technology 117, 75-83. 10) I. I. Osakwe (2005) Utilization of Gliricidia as a Supplement for Sheep and Goat grazing Pennisetum purpureum and Panicum maximum. Trop. J. of Anim. Sc.86 (2), 29-32. 11) I. I. Osakwe (2006) Effects of Leucaena leucocephala supplementation to basal hay on Energy and Protein metabolism in West African Dwarf sheep. Nig. J. of Anim. Production 33 (1): 94-101 12) I .I. Osakwe and H. Steingass (2006) Ruminal fermentation and nutrient digestion in West African Dwarf (WAD) sheep fed Leucaena leucocephala supplemental diets. Agroforestry Systems 67: 129-133 13) I. I. Osakwe and W. Drochner (2006) Nutritive value of Morinda lucida and its fermentation parameters in West African dwarf (WAD) sheep when fed as supplement to grass hay. Small Ruminant Research 64: 107-115 14) I. I. Osakwe and P.E. Nwakpu (2006) Performance of sheep grazing Brachiaria decunbens, Panicum maximum and Pennisetum purpureum in combination with Gliricidia sepium. Anim. Res. Inter. 3 (1): 399-402 15) O.O. Ekwe, I. I. Osakwe and B.O. Nweze (2011) The Effect of replacing Maize with Cassava Sievate using Banana Leaves as Basal Forage in the Diet of Weaned Rabbit. Ozean Journal Of Applied Sciences 4(1), 51-58 16) I. I. Osakwe and H. Steingass (2010). Effect of Dried Elaeis guineense Supplementation to Basal Hay Diet on Energy and Protein Metabolism of West African Dwarf Sheep Tropentag 2010 held at ETH Zurich, September 14 - 16, 2010. 17) I. I. Osakwe (2010). Sustainable use of natural resources and diversity in farming system Paper presented at the 2010 Institute for Environment Research and development (IERD) held at African Leadership Forum Conference Suites, Ota, Nigeria 21st – 23rd September 2010 18) I. I. Osakwe and H. Steingass (2013) Ruminal Fermentation and Nutrient Digestion in West African Dwarf Sheep fed Dialium guineense Supplemental Diets. Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development Tropentag 2013 17th-19th September 2013 University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany 19) I. I. Osakwe and F. I. Idike (2013) Nigerian University Training spinoffs: Implications for Sustainable Development in 5th African Regional Conference of Vice Chancellors, Provosts, and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology (COVIDSET 2013) Gaborone International Convention Centre, Gaborone, Botswana, 6-7 November, 2013. 20) I. I. Osakwe. (2014) Performance of sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens, Panicum maximum and Pennisetum purpureum in Gliricida sepium Alley Plots. Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources Tropentag, 2014 17th-19th September, 2014 Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic 21) I. I. Osakwe and Igwe, R. (2015) Physiological Response of Laying Birds Fed Honey and Vitamin C. Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions. Tropentag, 2015 16th -18th September, 2015,Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. 22) I. I. Osakwe and Nwachukwu, B. (2016) Performance and Heamatology of Broilers Fed Graded Levels of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi) Leaf Extract. Solidarity in a competing world-fair use of resources Tropentag, 2016, 19th -21st September 2016, University of Natural Resources and Life sciences, Vienna, Austria 23) I. I. Osakwe and Nwanja, B. (2016) Effect of Inclusion Levels of Bovine Rumen Content on the Performance of African Land Snail (Archatina marginata) Solidarity in a competing world-fair use of resources Tropentag, 2016, 19th -21st September 2016, University of Natural Resources and Life sciences, Vienna, Austria 24) Igwe, R.O., Udo, H., Oguike, M.O. and Osakwe, I.I. (2020) Effect of melatonin and lighting regime on the physiological responses and haematological profile of Isa Brown laying birds. Journal of Agricultural Science Digest 25) Igwe, R.O., Osakwe, I.I., Ogunnupebi, J.T., Okeh, E. N. and Etim, NseAbasi N. (2022) Effect of selenium on growth performance, haematological indices, carcass characteristics and sensory properties of broiler chicken. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 2022, 49(3): Nigerian Society for Animal Production