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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 806849, 5 pages
Research Article

Demographic and Ecological Survey of Dog Population in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Received 19 February 2014; Accepted 20 March 2014; Published 9 April 2014

Academic Editors: R. Klopfleisch, S. Whisnant, and W. Yang

Copyright © 2014 Gbeminiyi Richard Otolorin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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