Staff Profile

/Dr M Sungirai
Dr M Sungirai



  • PhD (Applied Biological Sciences)-Ghent University (Belgium). [Thesis title: Ixodid ticks parasitising cattle in Zimbabwe: ecology and managment.]
  • MSc Tropical Animal Health
  •  BSc (Honours) Livestock and Wildlife Management
  • Post Graduate Diplom,a in Tertiary Education (PDTE).

Research Interests:

  • Population and quantitative genetics,
  • acaricide resistance
  • tick ecology.


  • Sungirai, M., Abatih, E.N., Moyo, D.Z., CLERCQ, P.D. and Madder, M., 2017. Shifts in the distribution of ixodid ticks parasitizing cattle in Zimbabwe. Medical and veterinary entomology31(1), pp.78-87.
  • Sungirai, M., Baron, S., Moyo, D.Z., De Clercq, P., Maritz-Olivier, C. and Madder, M., 2018. Genotyping acaricide resistance profiles of Rhipicephalus microplus tick populations from communal land areas of Zimbabwe. Ticks and tick-borne diseases9(1), pp.2-9.
  • Sungirai, M., Moyo, D. Z., De Clercq, P., & Madder, M. (2016). Communal farmers’ perceptions of tick-borne diseases affecting cattle and investigation of tick control methods practiced in Zimbabwe. Ticks andtick-bornediseases, 7(1), 1-9.
  • Sungirai, M., Masaka, L., Nyamukanza, C., Chimwaza, E.P. (2015). Effect of grouping weaned piglets by weight classes: Evidence from Zimbabwe. Midlands State University Journal of Science, Agriculture and Technology.
  • Masaka, L., Mhaka, V., Sungirai, M., &Nyamukanza, C. (2015). Growth performance of Brangus steers fed graded levels of sun-dried broiler litter as a substitute for cottonseed cake. Tropical animal health and production, 1-5. DOI10.1007/s11250-015-0827-2. Impact Factor 1.09
  • Sungirai, M., Madder, M., Moyo, D. Z., De Clercq, P., & Abatih, E. N. (2015). An update on the ecological distribution of the Ixodidae ticks in Zimbabwe. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 1-12. DOI. 10.1007/s10493-015-9892-5. Impact Factor 1.77
  • Timothy Gotora, Lawrence Masaka, and Marvelous Sungirai, “Effect of Cow Urine on the Growth Characteristics of Fusarium lateritium, an Important Coffee Fungus in Zimbabwe,” International Journal of Agronomy, vol. 2014, Article ID 986068, 4 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/986068
  • Marvelous Sungirai, Lawrence Masaka, and Tonderai Maxwell Benhura, “Validity of Weight Estimation Models in Pigs Reared under Different Management Conditions,” Veterinary Medicine International, vol. 2014, Article ID 530469, 5 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/530469
  • Lawrence Masaka, Marvelous Sungirai, Casper Nyamukanza & ChidoBhondai. 2014. Sow removal in a commercial pig herd in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production. DOI:10.1007/s11250-014-0554-0. Impact Factor 1.09
  • Sungirai M., Masaka L. &Mbiba C. 2014. The prevalence of Taeniasaginatacysticercosis in the Matabeleland Provinces of Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production. DOI:10.1007/s11250-014-0538-0. Impact Factor 1.09
  • Marvelous Sungirai, Moses Mucheni, Lawrence Masaka 2013. Efficacy of different concentrations of Aloechabaudiileaf gel as a substitute of a sulphanomideforthe control AvianCoccidiosis.Open Journal of Applied Sciences.7:3 pp 430-435.
  • De Clercq E. M., Vanwambeke S. O., Sungirai M., Adehan S., Lokossou R. & Madder M. 2012. Geographic distribution of the invasive cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus, a country-wide survey in Benin. Experimental and Applied Acarology. DOI 10.1007/s10493-012-9587-0. Impact Factor, 1.77

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