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
University of Liverpool
University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland, U.K.
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (B.V.M.) Degree
University of Nairobi, Kabete, Kenya.
Kericho High School
Boito Intermediate School
Chebilat Primary School
FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology
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.
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.
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.
Koske, J.K and Walter, M. (1979). Taenia saginata Cysticercosis. A comparison of routine meat inspection and carcass dissection in calves. Vet. Rec. (1979).
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.
Koske,J.K.(1976). Praparation of Tick-borne Fever Antigen (MSc Thesis).
Wathanga, J.M.,Koske, J.K and Waghela, S.Observations following vaccinations with reduced- Dose S19 Brucellosis in Dairy Cattle in Kenya.
- Mineral deficiency conditions in livestock.
- Microbiol conditions in livestock.