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PhD Researcher (Wildlife Medicine)


Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Contact Address:Fish and Wildlife Unit, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Dr Veronica Eyihuri ADETUNJI is a lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan. She has since been involved in the teaching of Wildlife and Fish Ecology, Management and Diseases to undergraduate students of Veterinary Medicine. She has conducted research projects on the epidemiology and ecology of wildlife diseases, zoonotic diseases, human health and wildlife. She has several pieces of training in molecular diagnosis of haemoparasite of reptiles, chelonians and fishes and also in monitoring and control of emerging diseases. She has concluded researches on molecular characterization of haemo-parasites of chelonians. Also on she has researched on emerging and re-emerging parasitic zoonotic diseases of zoo animals and also a study on dynamic of transmission of these parasites between zoo animals, stakeholders and caregivers and the environment.

Dr Veronica Eyihuri Adetunji has published nine publications in scientific journals and proceedings of conferences. She has supervised six undergraduates’ students to date. She is registered with Veterinary Council of Nigeria and a member several professional associations including;  Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), Wildlife Disease Association (WDA), Wildlife Disease Association Africa and member Middle East (WDA-AME) Association of Exotic Mammals Veterinarians (AEMV).

  1. Principal Investigator, Identification and molecular characterization of bacterium types isolated from the frog in major markets in Oyo state, Ibadan, Nigeria. The goal of the project is to identify and characterise pathogenic bacterium from edible frog and evaluate the zoonotic and public health implication to consumers.
  2. Principal Investigator, Evaluation of edible frog for Prevalence of Haemogregarines in edible and another apicomplexan in fishes Oreochromis niloticus in Ibadan, Nigeria. The goal of the project is to evaluate the occurrence of haemogregarine an intraerythrocytic parasite of ectothermic organisms and their zoonotic implication for consumers in Nigeria.
  3. Wildlife, domestic animals and human interface: The zoonotic and public health Implications. The goal of this study is to evaluate the dynamic of diseases transmission among wildlife traders at Bode wildlife markets in Ibadan, Oyo state to be able to recommend a check and balance system to curtail the spread of zoonosis.
  1. Adetunji Veronica Eyihuri (2014) Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in primates and their keepers from two zoological gardens in Ibadan, Nigeria.Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences 12(2): 25- 30
  2. Adetunji Veronica Eyihuri and Adesope, A. (2014) Some causes of mortalities in captive wild animals in Ibadan. Nigerian Veterinary Journal 35(2)
  3. Alarape, S.A., Hussein T.O., Adetunji Veronica Eyihuri and Adeyemo, O.K. (2015). Skeletal and Other Morphological Abnormalities in Cultured Nigerian African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 2(5): 20-25. 
  4. Adetunji Veronica Eyihuri, Ogunsola J.O and Adeyemo, O.K. (2017). Evaluation of ketamine-diazepam for immobilization of African land tortoise (Testudo graeca). Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences 17(1):78-81
  5. Ogunsola J.O and Adetunji Veronica Eyihuri (2018) Use of diazepam-ketamine in prevention of capture myopathy in the ostrich (Struthio camelus): Short Communication. (short communication) Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences 16(1):86-89