Dr. Hope Richard Otsyina (DVM, M.Phil., PhD)

Senior Lecturer
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
+233 (0) 244 727432

Skype name: hopeotsyina

Office location: Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH), off Hatso Road.



Dr. Hope R. Otsyina is a veterinarian and a Senior lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghana, where he teaches Veterinary Surgery and Anaesthesia. Before joining the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Animal Research Institute (CSIR-ARI). He has over 20 years of demonstrable professional skills in clinical veterinary work, teaching of diploma and undergraduate students at the University level, scientific research and extension services. He has participated in many international research projects and has served on many international and local scientific committees.

He obtained a PhD in Veterinary Clinical Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, specializing in Veterinary Surgery in 2015. He also holds an M.Phil. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi obtained in 2008.

Research interest areas: Food and companion animal surgery, veterinary anaesthesia, surgical diseases, diagnostic imaging, one health, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of food animals.

Current Publications

1.       Dundon, W.G., Adombi, C.1., Waqas, A., Otsyina, H. R, Arthur, C.T., Silber, R.,Loitsch A. and Diallo, A (2014). Full genome sequence of a Peste des Petits Ruminants virus (PPRV) from Ghana . Virus Genes (doi:10.1007/s11262-014-1109-1) (24 August, 2014).

2.       M. Ayim-Akonor, F.Y.Obese, C. Arthur, D. D. Owusu-Ntumy and H. R. Otsyina (2014). Molecular detection and differentiation of Peste des Petits Ruminant virus and Rinderpest virus in sheep and goats with PPR-like symptoms in Dangme West District of Ghana. International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review. 2: (6) 197 – 205.

3.       Otsyina, H. R., Arthur, C.T, Ayim-Akunnor, M and Obese, F.Y (2013). Sero-prevalence of Pestes des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Sheep, Goats and Cattle in Ghana. Bulletin of Animal Health and production in Africa 61: (3) 473-479.

4.       Otsyina, H. R., C. Ansah., M. Duwiejua., E.Woode., F.A. Aboagye and K.G Aning (2013). Effect of aqueous extract of Euphorbia hirta on haematological and biochemical parameters of Sprague Dawley rats. Bulletin of Animal Health and production in Africa 61: (1) 49 - 55

5.       Otsyina, H. R., J. Amakye-Anim., A. Osei-Somuah and K.G. Aning (2012). Improving the control of Gumboro disease in Commercial Poultry in Ghana: Viral isolation and Vaccine Trial studies. Journal of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association. 28: (1) 18 - 22.

Other Publications

  • Refereed Journal Publications                                20
  • Refereed and Published Conference Papers          8
  • Books/Book chapters                                                2
  • Technical Reports                                                      4
  • Poster Presentations                                                 1