Dr. Isaac P. Kashoma


Dr. Isaac P. Kashoma 


Senior Lecturer: Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology

Telephone: +255 767104 560 ext. 4536

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Block B CVMBS; Room: 108


Dr. Isaac P. Kashoma graduated from Sokoine University of Agriculture in 1997. From 1998 through 2011 worked as a residential veterinary surgeon at Mawenzi Veterinary Center, Moshi, Tanzania. From 2013 to 2018 he worked as Veterinary Tutor in the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries development, at Livestock Training Institute, Morogoro. He joined the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology as an Assistant Lecturer in 2008 and rising through the ranks to become a Senior Lecturer in 2018. He obtained his PhD in 2016. Dr. Kashoma lectures in Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has supervised 15 undergraduate students and 2 postgraduate students. Currently, Dr. Kashoma is serving as a clinician incharge at SUA Teaching Animal Hospital.

Areas of Interest:

Animal Reproductive Biotechnology; Animal Fertility and Infertility; Food Safety; Antimicrobial Drug Resistance.


Journal Articles

1.   Amadi VA, Matthew-Belmar V, Subbarao C, Kashoma I, Rajashekara G, Sharma R, Hariharan H and Stone D. (2017). Campylobacter species isolated from pigs in Grenada exhibited novel clones: Genotype and antimicrobial resistance profiles of sequence types. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 14(7), doi: 10.1089/fpd.2016.2229.

2.     Luziga Claudius, Bui Thi To Nga, Isaac Kashoma, Abdul Katakweba and Yamamoto Yoshimie. (2016). Localization Profile of Cathepsin L in the brain of African Giant Rat (Cricestomys gambianus). Anatomy Journal of Africa. Vol 5 (1):618–630.

3.    Kashoma IP, Mwingira SM, Werema CJ and Kessy BM. (2016). Productive and Reproductive Performance of Holstein Friesian Dairy Cows at Kitulo Livestock Multiplication Unit, Tanzania.Tanzania Veterinary Journal. Vol.30 (1): 33-41.

4.       Kashoma IP, Lalata EP, Maiga CJ, Mtemela BO, Medardus JJ. (2015). Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Staphylococcusaureus from cow’s milk, nasal and environmental swabs in selected dairy farms in Morogoro, Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 30(2): 61-75.

5.       Kashoma1 IP, Mkomba, FD and Bunyaga, AS. (2015). Prevalence and Antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter from different stages of the poultry meat supply chain in Morogoro, Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 30(2): 41-60.

6.     Ngou A.A. and Kashoma IP. (2015). Reproductive and productive performance of crossbred dairy cows kept in different production systems in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 30(2): 76-84.

7.       Werema CW, Samson R, Ndossi D., KashomaIP and Mwakijungu E. (2015). Surgical Sterilization of the African Giant Pouched Rats. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 30(2): 85-93.

8.       Isaac P. Kashoma, Issmat I. Kassem, Julius John, Beda M. Kessy, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Rudovick R. Kazwala, and Gireesh Rajashekara (2016). Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Campylobacter Isolated from Dressed Beef Carcasses and Raw Milk in Tanzania. Microbial Drug Resistance. 22(1): 40 – 52. DOI: 10.1089/mdr.2015.0079

9.  Kashoma IP, Kassem II, Kumar A, Kessy BM, Gebreyes W, Kazwala RR and Rajashekara G. (2015). Antimicrobial Resistance and Genotypic Diversity of Campylobacter Isolated from Pigs, Dairy, and Beef Cattle in Tanzania. Frontier in Microbiology 6:1240. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01240.

10.    C.D. Luziga, TN. Bui, I.P. Kashoma, E. Aligawesa and Y. Yamamoto (2015). Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen-2 alpha participates in axial skeletogenesis during mouse embryo development. Tanzania Veterinary Journal. 30 (1): 64-71.

11.    Isaac P. Kashoma, Anand Kumar, Yasser M. Sanad, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Rudovick R. Kazwala, Rebecca Garabed, Gireesh Rajashekara (2014). Phenotypic and Genotypic Diversity of Thermophilic Campylobacter spp. in Commercial Turkey Flocks: A Longitudinal Study. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 11(11): 850-860.

12.    Mollenkopf DF, Cenera JK, Bryant EM, King CA, Kashoma I, Kumar A, Funk JA, Rajashekara G and Wittum TE. (2014). Organic or Antibiotic-Free Labeling Does Not Impact the Recovery of Enteric Pathogens and Antimicrobial- Resistant Escherichia coli from Fresh Retail Chicken. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 11(12): 920-929.

13.   Yasser M Sanad, Kwonil Jung, Isaac Kashoma, Xiaoli Zhang, Issmat I Kassem, Yehia M Saif and Gireesh Rajashekara (2014). Insights into potential pathogenesis mechanisms associated with Campylobacter jejuni-induced abortion in ewes. BMC Veterinary Research 10:274. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1746-6148/10/274.

14.  Kashoma, I.P.B., Luziga, C., Werema, C.W., Shirima, G.A. and Ndossi, D. (2011). Predicting body weight of Tanzania shorthorn zebu cattle using heart girth measurements. Livestock Research for Rural Development 23 (4) 2011  http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd23/4/kash23094.htm

15.Kashoma, I.P.B., Luziga, C. and Mgongo, F.O.K. (2010). Bull selection and use for improved performance in pastoral herds of Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural development 22 (1) 2010. www.lrrd22/1/kash22004.htm

16.   I.P.B Kashoma, C. Luziga and F.O.K. Mgongo (2009). Prevalence of Spermatozoa Morphologic defects from zebu bulls under free range mating system. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 26: 13-23.

17.    Mgongo, F.O.K. and Kashoma, I. (2007). Scrotal Circumference after Adjustment for age and Body condition in Bulls Indeginous to East Africa. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 55:266-276.

Book chapters

1.     Isaac P. Kashoma, Vishal Srivastava, and Gireesh Rajashekara (2019). Advances in Vaccines for Controlling Campylobacter in Poultry. In: Food Safety in Poultry Meat Production. Chapter 9, page 191-210, Editors: Venkitanarayanan, Kumar, Thakur, Siddhartha, Ricke, Steven C. Springer International Publishing. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-05011-5; ISBN 978-3-030-05010-8; eBook ISBN 978-3-030-05011-5; https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030050108

2.     Kashoma, I.P., Komba, E.V.G., Abiad, M.G., Kassem, I.I. (2018). Food Safety Regulations and Enforcement in Tanzania. Reference Module in Food Science. Elsevier, pp. 1–4. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596- 5.22480-3 ISBN: 9780081005965.

3.   Issmat I. Kassem, Yosra A. Helmy, Isaac P. Kashoma and Gireesh Rajashekara (2016). The emergence of antibiotic resistance in poultry on farms. In “Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat. Vol. 1. Chapter 4: 502 pages.  Edited by Ricke S.C Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. ISBN-13: 9781786760647.  http://dx.doi.org/10.19103/AS.2016.0010.05