Ms. Sylvia Afriyie Squire, PhD, Research Scientist
Degrees:B.Sc (UG-Ghana), MPhil (UG-Ghana), PhD (Murdoch University, WA, Australia)
World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP)
Australian Society of Parasitologists (ASP)
Ghana Science Association (GSA), American Society of Microbiologists (ASM)
Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP)
Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA)
Research Staff Association (RSA)
Disease Control Strategies for veterinary diseases
- Developing control strategies for parasitic diseases of veterinary and public health importance.
Awareness creation on animal health and zoonoses among animal handlers such as butchers, livestock farmers, students and research workers.
- Epidemiology of enteric and zoonotic parasites (hookworms, fascioliasis, cysticercosis, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, toxoplasmosis, babesiosis, etc.) in animals and/or animal handlers for evidence-based control strategies.
- Identification of antihelminth resistant parasites of livestock and effective helminth control methods.
- Survey on farmers knowledge, attitude and practices on Ghana’s priority zoonotic diseases and others zoonoses.
- Organize training workshops on animal health management, biosecurity and farmer health and safety
- Develop fliers and training manuals on livestock health management in collaboration with VSD, public health workers and animal production experts.
Dr. Sylvia Afriyie Squire is a Research Scientist of the Animal Health Division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Animal Research Institute. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Veterinary Studies form the Murdoch University in Australia and both Bachelor of Science and Master of Philosophy Degrees in Zoology (Applied parasitology) from the University of Ghana. She has expertise in the molecular epidemiology of infectious pathogens, parasitology and veterinary and public health. She has been involved in research projects such as the molecular epidemiology of enteric parasites in farmers and their livestock and the enhancement of guineafowl productivity through improved health management and ethnoveterinary practices. Currently, her research focuses on the epidemiology of parasites and other infectious pathogens of veterinary and public health importance and the development of evidence-based control strategies. She is also interested in identifying antihelminth resistant parasites of livestock for effective control measures.
Refereed Journal Papers
- Squire, S. A., Robertson, I. D., Yang, R. Ayi, I. & Ryan, U. (2019). Prevalence and risk factors associated with gastrointestinal parasites in ruminant livestock in the Coastal Savannah zone of Ghana. Acta Tropica;, 199(2019), 105126.
- Squire, S. A., Yang, R., Robertson, I., Ayi, I., Squire, D. S. & Ryan, U. (2018). Gastrointestinal helminths in in farmers and their ruminant livestock from the Coastal Savannah zone of Ghana. Parasitology Research; 117, 183–3194.
- Squire, S. A., Yang, R., Robertson, I., Ayi, I. & Ryan, U. (2017). Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in farmers and their ruminant livestock from the Coastal Savannah zone of Ghana. Infection, Genetics and Evolution; 55, 236-243.
- Squire, S. A. & Ryan, U. (2017). Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Africa – current and future challenges. Parasites and Vectors; 10, 195.
- Sarkodie, J. A., Squire, S. A., Oppong, B. E., Domozoro, C. Y. F., Kretchy, I. A., Ahiagbe, M .K. J., Frimpong-Manso, S., Kwakyi, N. A. O., Edoh, D. A., Sakyiama, M., Lamptey, V. K., Affedzi-Obresi, S., Duncan, J. L., Debrah, P., N’guessa, B. B., Asiedu-Gyekye, J. I. & Nyarko, A. K. (2016). Antioxidant and antimicrobial capacities of ethanolic extraction of Pergularia deamia leaves a possible substitute in diabetic management. Journal of Complementary and integrative medicine; 13(3), 239-245.
- Sarkodie, J. A., Squire, S. A., Oppong-Bekoe, E., Kretchy, I. A., Domozoro, C. Y. F., Ahiagbe, K. M. J., Twumasi, M. A., Edoh, D. A., Adjei De-Graft, G., Sakyiama, M., Lamptey, V. K., Affedzi–Obresi, S., Duncan, J. L., Debrah, P., Frimpong-Manso, S., N’guessan, B. B., & Nyarko, A. K. (2015). The antihyperglycemic, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Ehretia cymosa. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry; 4(3), 105-111.
- Sarkodie, J. A., Squire, S. A., Kretchy, I. A., Bekoe, E. O., Domozoro, C. Y. F., Ahiagbe, K. M. J., Adjei, E., Edoh, D. A., Amponsah, I. K., Sakyiama, M., Lamptey, V. K., Affedzi-Obresi, S., Duncan, J. L., Debrah, P., N’guessan, B. B. and Nyarko, A. K. (2015). Borassus aethiopum, A potential medicinal source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agents. Herbal Medicine: Open Access; 1(1),1-7.
- Squire, S. A., Beyuo, J. & Amafu-Dey H. (2013). Prevalence of Cryptosporidium oocysts in Cattle from southern Ghana. Veterinarski Arhiv; 83(5), 497-507.
- Squire S. A., Amafu-Dey H. and Beyuo J. (2013). Epidemiology of gastrointestinal parasites of cattle from selected locations in Southern Ghana. Livestock Research for Rural Development; 25, #117.
- Ayi, I., Edu , S. A., Apea-Kubi, K. A., Boamah, D., Bosompem, K. M. & Edoh, D. (2009). Sero-epidemiology of toxoplasmosis amongst pregnant women in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal; 43(3), 107-114.
Edited Conference Papers
- Kikimoto, B. B., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Duncan, J. L., Ahiagbe, M., Squire, S. A. & Baiden, R. Y. 2012. The prevalence and economic impact of bovine tuberculosis in government institutional farms on the Accra plains. Proceedings of the 30th Ghana Animal Science Association Conference, August CSIR-Animal Research Institute, Ghana. 102-108pp.
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Conference Papers Abstracts
- Squire, S. A., Yang, R., Robertson I., Ayi, I. and Ryan, U. 2017. Prevalence and molecular characterization of intestinal helminths in livestock farmers from the coastal savannah agroecological zone in Ghana. Australia Society for Parasitology (ASP) Annual Conference, 25th – 29th June Leura - Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
- Squire, S. A., Yang, R., Robertson I., Ayi, I. and Ryan, U. 2017. Molecular characterization of Giardia duodenalis in farmers and their ruminant livestock from the coastal savannah agroecological zone in Ghana. Australia Society for Parasitology (ASP) Annual Conference, 25th – 29th June Leura - Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
- Squire, S. A., Robertson I., Yang, R., Ayi, I. & Ryan, U. 2016. Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium in ruminant livestock from the Coastal Savannah zone of Ghana. International Conference for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (ICTMM), 18 - 22 September 2016, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
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