Prof Paa Kobina Turkson (BVM, Nairobi, MSc, Nairobi, PhD, NC State)

Position: 
Professor & Dean
Email Address: 
pkturkson@ug.edu.gh

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Nairobi 1983
  • Master of Science in Veterinary Public Health - University of Nairobi 1986
  • PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology/Population Studies - NC State University 1998

Professional Membership

  • Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

Research Interest

  • Delivery of Veterinary Services
  • Knowledge, Attitude, Perceptions and Practices (KAPP) studies in Animal Health

Past Research Projects

  • Delivery of veterinary services in Ghana. And Jamaica
  • Antimicrobial use in poultry
  • Outbreak of animal diseases

Recent Publications

  1. Turkson P. K. and Ganyo E Y (2015) Relationship between haemoglobin concentration and packed cell volume in cattle blood samples. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 82(1) Art #863 5 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ovjr.v82i1.863.
  2. Kyei G, Ayi I, Boampong J N and Turkson P. K. (2015) Seroepidemiology of Toxocara canis infection in children attending four selected health facilities in the Central Region of Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal 49 (2), 77-83
  3. Turkson P. K. and Okike,I (2016) Assessment of practices, capacities and incentives of poultry chain actors in implementation of highly pathogenic avian influenza mitigation measures in Ghana. Veterinary Medicine and Science 2, 23-35, DOI:10.1002/vms3.15
  4. Ganyo E Y, Boampong J N,  Masiga D K, Villinger J,  Turkson P. K. (2018). Haematology of N’Dama and West African Short Horn cattle herds under natural Trypanosoma vivax challenge in Ghana. F1000Research 7:314 (DOI:10.12688/f1000research.14032.1).
  5. Turkson P. K. and Wi-Afedzi J (2020). Dog rabies in the western region of Ghana: Survey of knowledge, attitude, practices and perceptions. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences 3 (1), 1016