Dr. Idika Kalu Idika
My Social Links

Dr. Idika Kalu Idika

Senior Lecturer
University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Veterinary Parasitology from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Share this Profile


Dr. Idika Kalu Idika is currently working Senior Lecturer at Department of Veterinary Parasitology & Entomology, University of Nigeria, Nigeria. He has completed his Ph.D. in Veterinary Parasitology from same University. His area of research interest focuses on Sustainable control of important Haemoprotozoan and GI Nematode Parasites of livestock in Nigeria, studies on Host-Parasite relationships of very important Parasitic Tropical Diseases, and studies on Anthelmintic Resistance. Dr. Idika received honors includes Department of Veterinary Path & Microbiology Best graduating student award, Prof Chinemes award to the best graduating student in Veterinary Pathology, and Dr. E C Okwors award to the best graduating student in Veterinary Microbiology. He is professional member of Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, and Fellow of College of Veterinary Surgeons, Nigeria. He has published 19 research articles in journals and 4 conference proceeding contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Sustainable Control
Host-Parasite Relationships
Parasitic Tropical Diseases
Anthelmintic Resistance

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Idika, I.K., C.F. Obi, I.O. Ezeh, C.N. Iheagwam, I.N. Njoku and C.O. Nwosu, 2015. Gastrointestinal helminth parasites of local chickens from selected communities in Nsukka region of south eastern Nigeria. J. Parasitic Dis., 10.1007/s12639-015-0694-9.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  2. Obi, C.F., R.I. Obidike, I.O. Ezeh, V.U. Omoja, C.N. Iheagwam, I.K. Idika and R.C. Ezeokonkwo, 2013. Effects of Trypanosoma brucei infection and diminazene aceturate therapy on testicular morphology and function of Nigerian local dogs. Vet. Parasitol., 196: 283-288.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  3. Ngongeh, L.A., I.K. Idika, C.N. Iheagwam, L.I. Mhomga and B.B. Fakae, 2013. Effects of Trypanosoma brucei and Heligmosomoides bakeri Infections on Water Consumption of Lactating Albino Mice and the Viability of their Pre-Weaned Offspring. Niger. Vet. J., 34: 898-905.
    Direct Link  |  
  4. Idika, I.K., C.N. Iheagwam, L.G. Nwobi and C.O. Nwosu, 2013. Evaluation of anaemia in Nigerian goats using FAMACHA© eye colour chart: a preliminary study. Comp. Clin. Pathol., 22: 627-630.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  5. Nwosu, C.O., I.K. Idika, I.M. Okparajiego, C.N. Iheagwam and I.O. Ezeh, 2012. Comparism of different methods of isolation of pure cultures of Haemonchus contortus. J. Vet. Appl. Sci., 2: 31-35.
  6. Mhomga, L.I., P.A. Nnadi, S.N. Chiejina, I.K. Idika and L.A. Ngongeh, 2012. Effects of dietary protein supplementation on the performance of West African dwarf (WAD) goats infected with Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis. Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 36: 668-675.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  7. Mhomga, L.I., P.A. Nnadi, S.N. Chiejina, I.K. Idika and L.A. Ngongeh, 2012. Effect of protein supplementation on weight gain and dressing percentage of West African Dwarf goats experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis. Global Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci., 1: 279-287.
  8. Idika, I.K., S.N. Chiejina, L.I. Mhomga, P.A. Nnadi and L.A. Ngongeh, 2012. Correlates of resistance to gastrointestinal nematode infection in Nigerian West African dwarf sheep. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Med., 5: 529-532.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  9. Idika, I.K., S.N. Chiejina, L.I. Mhomga, P.A. Nnadi and L.A. Ngongeh, 2012. Changes in the body condition scores of Nigerian West African Dwarf sheep experimentally infected with mixed infections of Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis. Vet. Parasitol., 188: 99-103.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  10. Idika, I.K., S.N. Chiejina, L.I. Mhomga, L.A. Ngongeh and P.A. Nnadi, 2012. Responses of the Humid Zone Ecotype of the Nigerian West African Dwarf Sheep to Mixed Infections with Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis. Parasitol. Res., 110: 2521-2527.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  11. Idika, I.K., E.A. Okonkwo, D.N. Onah, I.O. Ezeh, C.N. Iheagwam and C.O. Nwosu, 2012. Efficacy of Levamisole and Ivermectin in the control of Bovine Parasitic gastro-enteritis in the sub-humid Savanna zone of southeastern Nigeria. Parasitology Res., 111: 1683-1687.
  12. Idika, I.K., C.N. Iheagwam, C.N. Ezemonye and C.O. Nwosu, 2012. Gastrointestinal Nematodes and Body Condition Scores of Goats Slaughtered in Nsukka, Nigeria. Niger. Vet. J., 33: 440-447.
    Direct Link  |  
  13. Ezeibe, M.C.O., C.D. Dire, G.N. Anosa, O.N. Chikelu and O.N. Okoroafor et al., 2012. Efficacy of piperzine citrate, stabilized with Aluminium-Magnesium Silicate, against Helignosomoides bakeri. Health 4: 1-4.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  14. Ezeibe, M.C., U.M. Chima, A.A. Ngene, O.N. Okoroafor, I.K. Idika and M.E. Esen, 2012. Effective treatment of resistant Escherichia coli infection, with sulphadimidine stabilized in a synthetic Aluminium-Magnesium Silicate. Health, 4: 1-4.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  15. Igwebuike, U.M., I.S. Ochiogu, B.C. Ihedinihu, J.E. Ikokide and I.K. Idika, 2011. The Effects of oral administration of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) on the testicular morphology and cauda epididymal sperm reserves of young and adult male rats. Veterinarski Arh., 81: 525-534.
  16. Idika, I.K., I.W. Onyenwe, M.I. Wosu and D.N. Onah, 2011. The effect of crude oil on the pre-parasitic stages of trichostrongylid nematodes of small ruminants. Niger. J. Exp. Appl. Biol., 12: 153-158.
  17. Ihedioha, J.I., I.K. Idika, G.N. Ogamba and C.J. Akam, 2008. Changes in the Heamatological values of avian blood samples stored at various temperatures for a period of up to 72 hours. J. Comp. Clin. Pathol., 17: 73-79.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |