Designation: Professor
Phone: +23480545233356
Gender: Male


Professor Anthony Ekle Joseph Okoh was born in Ikomija and bred in Okadoga Adiga Okpoga of Okpokwu Local Government Area, Benue State Nigeria in August 1945.
Professor Anthony E.J. Okoh attended St. Michael's Catholic Primary School Bosso Road Minna and St. Francis Catholic Primary School, Otukpo between 1953 and 1958. He attended Mt. St. Michael's Secondary School Aliade from 1959 to 1963 and the Federal School of Science, Onikan Lagos from 1964 to 1966 before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in June 1971. He obtained his Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) degree in 1977 from the University of Califonia, Davis Campus, USA and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1986.

Professor Anthony E.J. Okoh holds the following awards and academic excellence among many others:
(1) Listed in Who's who in the world, marquis, USA Publication Millennium Edition
(2) Fellow, College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria, 2004.
(3) Listed in International Directory of Experts and Expertise, American Biographical Institute, ABI Inc, 2006.
(4) Alumnus of the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA.
(5) Listed in Who's Who in the Veterinary Profession in Nigeria by the Nigeria
Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA).
(6) A member of the training team of the Veterinary Public Health Specialist Group responsible for the training of Veterinarians for Membership and Fellowship of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Council.
(7) Headed some UNDPjUNESCO and FAOjFGN Livestock disease projects which
have assisted in the establishment of nomadic education in Nigeria.
(8) Pioneer Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
(9) Member of the Federal University of Agriculture Governing Council from 1988-1990 and 2001-2004.
(10) National University Council (NUC) Accreditation team member to University of Nigeria Nsukka (1986), University of Ibadan (1999), Michael Okpara University
Umudike (2007) and external examiner at various times to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, University of Ibadan, University of Maiduguri and University of
Nigeria, Nsukka, respectively.
(11) National Vice-President Nigeria Chapter of Society for Rabies in West Africa


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Thesis with Date
1. Okoh, A.E.J. (1977). Case-Control study of Canine Toxocara Canis infection in Davis, Califonia, U.S.A. Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) Thesis,
University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
2. Okoh, A.E.J. (1986). Dog Ecology with reference to surveillance of rabies and
characterization of rabies isolates in Plateau State of Nigeria. Ph.D Thesis, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Referred Articles Printed in Journals
1. Okoh, A.E.J. Rabies in a Captive Caracal Lynx, Felis Caracal in Jos, Nigeria. Journal of Nigeria Veterinary Association, 5 (11): 52-53, 1976.
2. Okoh, A.E.J. Cerebral Babesiosis in the Dog. Bulletin of Animal Health and
Production in Africa, 26:118-119, 1978.
3. Okoh, A.E.J., I. Alexiev and D.E. Agbonlahor. Brucellosis in Dogs in Kano, Nigeria.
Tropical Animal Health Production (UK) 10:219-220, 1979.
4. Okoh, A.E.J., A Survey of Brucellosis in camels in Kano, Nigeria. Tropical Animal
Health Production (UK) 11:213-214, 1979.
5. Okoh, A.E.J. Newcastle Disease in Falcons. Journal of Wildlife Diseases (USA)
13:477-480, 1979.
6. Okoh, A.E.J. Contagious Ecthyma in exotic sheep in Nigeria. Tropical Animal
Production (UK) 12:192, 1980.
7. Okoh, A.E.J. and Onazi M. Notes on Salmonelae isolated from Wildlife in Kano
Zoological Gardens. Journal of Wildlife Diseases (USA) 16:7-10.
8. Okoh, A.E.J. An outbreak of Pasturelosis in Kano Zoo. Journal of Wildlife Diseases (USA) 16 (1) 3-5, 1980.
9. Okoh, A.E.J. Abortion in sheep near Kano, Nigeria. Tropical Animal Health
Production (UK) 12:11-14, 1980
10. Okoh, A.E.J. and M.Y. Kaldas. Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia in Goats in
Gumel, Nigeria.Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 28 (2): 97-102,
11. Nawathe, D.R., Elizabeth Synge, Okoh, A.E.J. and Abegunde. Persistence of African Horse Sickness in Nigeria. Tropical Animal Producti"o n (UK) 13 (3): 167, 1981.
12. Okoh, A.E.J., D.E. Agbonlahor and M. Momoh. Toxoplasmosis in Nigeria.A
Serological Survey. Tropical Animal Health Production (UK), 13 (3): 137 - 140.
13. Okoh, A.E.J. An Epizootic of Anthrax in Goats and Sheep in Danbatta, Nigeria.
Bulletin of Animal Health Production in Africa, 29(4) 335-339, 1981.
14. Okoh, A.E.J, Rabies in farm Livestock in Nigeria. International Journal of Zoonoses, 89:51-56, 1981.
15. Okoh, A.E.J. and J.N. Gadzama. Sarcoptic Mange of Sheep in Plateau State,
Nigeria.Bulletin of Animal Health Production in Africa, 30(1} 61-63,1982.
16. Okoh, A.E.J. Canine Rabies in Nigeria (1970 - 1980); Reported cases in vaccinated Dogs. International Journal of Zoonoses, 9:118-135, 1982.
17. Okoh, A.E.J. and Obasaju, M.F. A disease simulating goat specific pox in Kano,
Nigeria. Tropical. Animal Health Production (UK) 15:226, 1983.
18. Okoh, A.E.J. Canine Diseases of Public Health significance in Nigeria. International Journal of Zoonoses, 10:33-39, 1983.
19. Okoh, A.E.J. Clinical rabies in three vaccinated dogs in Nigeria. Veterinary Record (UK) 113, 1983.
20. Okoh, A.E.J. Rabies in a vaccinated dog in Plateau State, Nigeria. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 32:103-105, 1984.
21. J.U. Umoh, CD. Ezeokoli and Okoh, A.E.J.The Role of Rabies-Related Viruses in the Aetiology of Canine Rabies in Nigeria. Tropical Veterinarian 2:33-36, 1984.
22. J.U. Umoh, CD. Ezeokoli and Okoh, A.E.J. Immunofluorescent staining of trypsinised formalin-fixed brain smears for rabies antigen: Results compared with those obtained by standard methods for 221 suspect animal cases in Nigeria. Journal of Hygiene Cambridge (UK), 94:129-134, 1985.
23. Okoh, A.E.J., J.U. Umoh, and Ezeokoli CD. High -egg passage flury strain vaccine-induced rabies in a cat. Nigeria Veterinary Journal, 14(2}: 118, 1986.
24. Okoh, A.E.J. and Ocholi, R.A. Disease associated with mycoplasma mycoides
subspecies mycoides in sheep in Nigeria. Veterinary Record (UK), 118:211, 1986.
25. Okoh, A.E.J. Investigation of possible rabies reservoirs in rodents in Nigeria.
International Journal of Zoonoses, 13:1-5, 1986.
26. Okoh, A.E.J. and Ocho!i, R.A. A Fatal Case of pasteurellosis in a Patas Monkey.
Journal of Zoo Animal Medicine (USA) 17 (2): 55-56, 1986.
27. Okoh, A.E.J. Enzootic abortion of ewes in Nigeria: An investigation into the naturally occurring disease in a research animal facility. Rev. Elev. Med. Vet. Pays.Trop. (France) 29(2} 181-184, 1987.
28. Okoh, A.E.J., I.L. Oyetunde and J.O. Ibu. Heart-water infection (Cowdriosis) in a
sitatunga (Tragelagphus Spekie) in Nigeria. Journal of Wildlife Diseases (USA) 23(2}: 211-214, 1987.
29. Okoh, A.E.J., J.U. Umoh, Ezeokoli C.D. and Addo, B.P. Vaccination Challenge studies with variants of street rabies virus isolated in Nigeria. Vaccine (UK), 6(1): 19-24, 1988.
30. Okewole, P.S., Eze, E.N., Okoh, A.E.J., Oyetunde, I.L. and Odeyemi, P.S. Small
Ruminant Brucellosis in some parts of Northern Nigeria. Bulletin of Animal Health
Production in Africa, 36: 251-254, 1988.
31. Okoh, A.E.J. Dog population census in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Tropical
Veterinarian, 6:89-94, 1988.
32. J.U. Umoh, Okoh, A.E.J. and Ezeokoli C.D. Overview of canine rabies situation in Nigeria In: Progress in Rabies Control. Proceedings of 2nd Int. MVI/ESSENIWHO svmp, Bogel K. Sureau, P and Koprowski, H. (Eds) 1988.PP.97.
33; J.U. Umoh, Ezeokoli, C.D. and Okoh, A.E.J. Rabies and Rabies-related Viruses In: Viral Diseases of man in Africa. Olufemi Williams and Conaovi, A. Johnson (Eds) OAU/STRC Scientific Publication, Lagos Nigeria, 1988.
34. Okoh, A.E.J. Epidemiological analysis of antigenic variation of street rabies virus in Nigeria. Tropical Veterinarian 7:78-88, 1989.
35. Okoh, A.E.J. Studies on Lyssaviruses from Nigeria. 1: Characterization of rabies virus isolated from Plateau State of Nigeria. Tropical Veterinarian 7: 158-168, 1989.
36. Okoh, A.E.J. Studies of Lyssaviruses from Nigeria II: Cross protection studies with variants of street rabies virus from Plateau State of Nigeria, Tropical Veterinarian 8:47-53, 1990.
37. Okoh, A.E.J. (2000). Antigenic Characterization of rabies virus isolates from
vaccinated dogs in Plateau State, Nigeria. Veterinary Research Communications 23: 203-211.
38. Okoh, A.E.J. Ethnoveterinary Medicine and small scale livestock farming in Nigeria. In: Obinne, c.P.O., Kalu, B.A. and J.c. Umeh (Eds). Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Agriculture Development in Nigeria, CEKARD Associates, 2004, Pp.74-92.
39. Chukwudi, P.O. Obinne, O. Ikwue and Okoh, A.E.J. The Extension Practice,
Indigenous Knowledge systems and Ethnoveterinary medicine in Nigeria:
Experience from Benue State. F.C. Nworgu and S.A. Olakojo (Eds) In: Ethnoscience in Agriculture for sustainable food production and livelihood. 2006, Pp 112-117.
40. Adamu, N.B., Okoh, A.E.J., Nejo, S.1. and Rodrigue, D. Survey for stray tendencies in dogs and its public health implications on rabies in Maiduguri, Nigeria: A preliminary study. Borno Medical Journal. Vol.3, No.2, July-Dec. 2006: 5-8.
41. Adamu, N.B., Okoh, A.E.J. and Telta, D.A. Bovine Brucellosis in Biu and Gwoza areas of Borno State of Nigeria and its public health implications. Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences 90 (1): 489-497, 2007.
42. Adamu, N.B., Okoh, A.E.J. and Azunku, U.J. (2007): Prevalence of Brucellosis in
nomadic herds of dromedaries in Borno State, Nigeria. Journal of Camel Practice
and Research. Vol. 14(2}: 135-138.
43. Adamu, N.B., Okoh, A.E.J. and Mahamadou, Y. (2008). Serological investigation of pigs slaughtered in Maiduguri for evidence of Brucellosis. Research Journal of
Science 15(2008}: 88-96.
44. Okoh, A.E.J. (2008). Current Knowledge of rabies and rabies-related viruses in
Nigeria: Its Importance, Control and Eradication Strategy. Proceedings of the First
National Conference/Workshop on Rabies: The Department of Veterinary Surgery and Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pp 45-57, 2008.
45. Adamu, N.B., Okoh, A.E.J. and Gidado, S.A. (2009). A Survey of Brucellosis using Milk Ring Test (MRT) and Bacteriological Culture in Camel herds in Yobe State, Nigeria. Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences. VoLl0; 535-539.
46. Okoh, A.E.J. Esenekhomen, E.D. and Chime, A.B. (2012) Surveillance of Taeniid cysts in small ruminants slaughtered in Makurdi abattoir and slaughter slab: A
Preliminary study. Nigeria Journal of Parasitology Vol. 33 (2): 145-148.
47. Okoh, A.E.J. Rabies and rabies-related viruses in Nigeria: An overview Epizootiology and Animal Health in West Africa. Vo1.9(2), July-Dec, 2013.Pg 136-146.
48. N.B. Adamu, S.O. Adeniyi, S.G. Adamu, J.O. Olabode Bale, A.E.J. Okoh, G.A. Umaru and Y.A. Umar (2015). Seroprevalence of brucellosis among livestock workers at Maiduguri cattle market, Borno State, North Easter, Nigeria. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology. VoL7 (8): 253-257.
49. Okoh, A.E.J., M.F. Per and D.H.M.Du-Sai (2017). Prevalence of Toxocoracanis eggs in soil samples collected from parks and playgrounds in Makurdi, Vom Journal of Veterinary Science. Vol.12, 2017: 130-133.
50. Okoh, A.E.J., M.F. Per and D.H.M. Du-Sai. A Retrospective study of Toxocaracanis at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. Vom Journal of Veterinary Science. Vol. 11,2016 Pp. 152-154.
51. Okoh, A.E.J., M.F. Per and D.H.M. Du-Sai (2016). Knowledge and Awareness of
Toxocarosis in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Vom Journal of Veterinary Science.
Vol.l1, 2016 Pg.149-151.
52. Okoh, A.E.J., G.A. Shuaibu and R.A. Ofukwu. An Evaluation of the economic losses resulting from rejection of cattle livers due to fascioliasis: A case study from Lokoja Abattoir, Kogi State, Nigeria. Vom Journal of Veterinary Science. Vol. 12, 2017: 37-40.
53. Okoh, A.E.J., G.A. Shuaibu and R.A. Ofukwu. Cross-Sectional study of Bovine
Fasciolosis at Lokoja Abattoir, Kogi State, Nigeria. Vom Journal of Veterinary
Science.Vol.ll, 2016 Pp.80-86.
54. Okoh, A.E.J., Uche, P and A.A. Adikwu (2017). Knowledge and Practice about Rabies among medical practitioners in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Vom Journal of Veterinary Science. Vol.12, 2017: 113-121.
55. Okoh, A.E.J., C.A. Agada and Edward O. AmalL Efforts Towards Rabies Awareness in Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria: A Public Lecture on Annual World Rabies Day, September 28,2016. Vom Veterinary Journal of Science. Vol.12, 2017: 122-129.
56. Okoh, A.E.J., P. Uche and A.A. Adikwu (2018). Incidence of Dog Bite Injuries treated in hospital in Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria. 2011 to 2015.Vom Veterinary Journal of Science (In Press, Accepted).
57. Okoh, A.E.J. (2018). Rabies in Wildlife in Nigeria: An Overview. Vom Veterinary
Journal of Science.(ln Press, Accepted).
58. Okoh, A.E.J. (2015). The Re-emergence of Lassa fever: Challenges in Curtailing the disease in Nigeria. The Veterinary Digest (maiden edition) AVS, University of
Agriculture, Makurdi, Pp 5-15.
59. Okoh, A. E.J. (2018). Lassa Fever in Nigeria: An update. Vom Veterinary Journal of Science (In Press, Accepted).
60. Okoh, A.E.J. (2018). Yellow Fever in Nigeria 2017 - 2018: A Review. Vom Veterinary Journal of Science (In Press, Accepted).
61. Jibrin Mohammed, Charity A. Agada, Okoh A.E.J. and Oguguq Joseph (2018).
Prevalence and risk factors associated with brucellosis among high risk individuals in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.lnternational Journal of One Health.(ln Press, Accepted).

(a) Okoh, A.E.J., C. Ezeokoli, D.V. Uza and Ajayi. Education of Nomadic Families: Animal and Husbandry Aspect. UNDPjUNESCOjUNIVERSITY OF JOS PROJECT. Research Report, Volume 8.102 Pp. Publisher UNESCO ISBN 798-2250-10-8.
(b) Okoh, A.E.J., Ehiobu, N.G. and Uza, D.V. (1998). How to raise cattle In: Small Scale Farming Course Manual. Pp.115-132. Published by University of Agriculture,
Makurdi, sponsored by National Directorate of Employment.
(c) Okoh, A.E.J. Rabies in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges, Inaugural Lecture, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, September, 2007, 62 pages.


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