Mourad Rekik

Mourad Rekik
Small Ruminant Production Scientist

Dr. Mourad Rekik is a livestock scientist with more than 25 years of experience in animal reproduction and small ruminants’ production and management in drylands. His expertise includes sheep and goat reproduction, and its interaction with nutrition, health, and genetics. His current research interests focus on boosting the resilience and productivity of livestock production systems at the household level, and attenuating the impact of environmental and economic stressors.

Prior to joining ICARDA, Dr. Rekik was a researcher and lecturer at several universities in Tunisia, and coordinated research-for-development projects involving multidisciplinary teams. He served as a member of the British Society of Animal Science and the FAO-CIHEAM network on sheep and goats nutrition. Dr. Rekik is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conference papers. He holds a Ph.D. in animal production from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

Mourad Rekik's Publications

Toxoplasma gondii infection and toxoplasmosis in North Africa: a review
Livelihoods Strategies and Household Resilience to Food Insecurity: A Case Study from Rural Tunisia
Molecular survey and genetic characterization of Anaplasma centrale, A. marginale and A. bovis in cattle from Algeria
Molecular detection and phylogenetic analyses of Toxoplasma gondii from naturally infected sheep in Northern and Central Tunisia
High- milking sheep have a lower ovulation rate and tend to yield fewer embryos in response to superovulation and intrauterine artificial insemination
FecXBar a Novel BMP15 mutation responsible for prolificacy and female sterility in Tunisian Barbarine Sheep
Feed supplementation improves estrus response and increases fertility of sheep induced to breed out of season
GnRH and prostaglandin-based synchronization protocols as alternatives to progestogen-based treatments in sheep
Potential anthelmintic effect of Capparis spinosa (Capparidaceae) as related to its polyphenolic content and antioxidant activity
First report of the in vitro nematicidal effects of camel milk
Journal Article
September 15, 2016

Antipathogenic properties of camel milk have been investigated to substitute for drugs hence overcome
drug resistance. The main objective of this present study was to investigate the anthelmintic activity of
camel milk in relationship to its chemical...

Effect of the infection with the nematode Haemonchus contortus (Strongylida: Trichostrongylidae) on the haematological, biochemical, clinical and reproductive traits in rams
First Molecular Identification and Genetic Characterization of Theileria lestoquardi in Sheep of the Maghreb Region
Correlation of polyphenolic content with radical-scavenging capacity and anthelmintic effects of Rubus ulmifolius (Rosaceae) against Haemonchus contortus
Recurrent 3-day cycles of water deprivation for over a month depress mating behaviour but not semen characteristics of adult rams
Strategic Feeding Alternating a 2-months’ Feeding Restriction and a Short Boost of the Feeding Level Increases Conception Rate in Sheep
Chemical composition, insecticidal and in vitro anthelmintic activitiesof Ruta chalepensis (Rutaceae) essential oil
Melatonin administration enhances the reproductive capacity of young rams under a southern Mediterranean environment
First molecular isolation of Mycoplasma ovis from small ruminants in North Africa
Efficiency of Oestrous Synchronization by GnRH, Prostaglandins and Socio-Sexual Cues in the North African Maure Goats
Prevalence of piroplasms in small ruminants in North-West Tunisia and the first genetic characterisation of Babesia ovis in Africa