Pulpy Kidney Disease in Goats: Symptoms and Prevention Control Measures

Pulpy Kidney Disease in Goats: Symptoms and Prevention Control Measures

This disease is caused by bacteria that often exist within the sheep’s intestine but only cause disease symptoms under certain circumstances such as a change of grazing, exhaustion, sudden dietary changes and dosing with dewormers. The bacteria in the intestine produce a toxin (poison) which results in death. It’s symptoms vary as sometimes the goats are found dead while at other times, they either: (1) appear exhausted, show paralysis and a loss of consciousness and may have labored breathing, salivation and diarrhoea or (2) have nervous symptoms with convulsions, accompanied…

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Tetanus Disease in Goats: Symptoms and Prevention Control Measures

Tetanus Disease in Goats: Symptoms and Prevention Control Measures

Tetanus is a disease that causes stiffness that leads to paralysis and then death. This fatal disease occurs as a result of a wound becoming infected by bacteria commonly found in soil and faeces. Therefore, animals are at high risk when using the elastic band method of castration as this makes a wound. The disease is preventable by using the appropriate vaccine at the right time or as recommended by an expert. Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment Some of the basic signs and symptoms may include but not limited to the…

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STRAWBERRIES AND IT’S NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS

STRAWBERRIES AND IT'S NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS

The moment I hear the word ‘Strawberry’ the first thing that comes to my mind is the dark red juicy strawberries of Mahabaleshwar. How about you? Have you ever wondered what is so good about this fruit that we all love? It is loved so much that you tend to get various food products ranging from syrups to biscuits, toffees, chocolates to ice creams etc with this flavour. People want to enjoy its flavour in any form possible. Let us have a look at its nutritional values and its health…

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Silage Production for Livestock

Silage Production for Livestock

Definition: Silage is the process of preservation of chaffed green fodder in anaerobic condition (no air inside the pit/bank/ tube) by way of fermentation method. The fodder should have good sugar content and required moisture to prepare good feeds as sugar is utilized in fermentation process to make lactic acid by microorganisms. Cereal green fodder crops like maize, Napier, sugarcane tops are most suitable for making silage. Other leguminous crops like alafalafa, lablab are also suitable for making silage. The following points should be kept in mind before harvesting green…

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Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Mineral Blocks are essential vitamins which contains salt, essential macro and micro trace elements including calcium and phosphorus. It also contains added vitamins required for optimum performance for use in all breeds and ages of cattle, goats and sheep. Salt and minerals are important for the improvement of appetite, growth rate, milk production, and the prevention of diseases and infertility in animals. Below are some of the trace elements found in mineral links: Salt, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, E4 copper, E5 manganese, E6 zinc, E1 iron, E2 iodine, vitamin A, vitamin…

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Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

The most important constraints to improve livestock production. For instance: Dairy, Beef and Goat, Piggery and Poultry Production are also related to Animal Nutrition. Most plant species sown for pastures usually belong to one of the two plant groups: Legumes and grasses. Legumes are plants with flowers like Caliandra which produce their seeds in pods compared to grasses like Napier that have compound leaves with three or more broad, rounded leaflets. Most legumes have tap roots that are able to obtain water from deeper in the soils than the roots…

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What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

It is very simple, The immune system keeps the animal healthy. All animals and people have immune systems. The job of the immune system is to fight germs that invade the animal and could cause it to get sick. The immune system is like the animal’s own army, ready at all times to fight invaders that put the animal’s life at risk. The immune system is found everywhere in the animal’s body. It is made up of millions of little cells that are too small for people to see with…

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Bell Flowers – All You Need to Know

Bell Flowers – All You Need to Know

Summary With their happy, star-like flowers, the variety of Bell flowers available can fit any gardener’s needs. Ranging from short to tall, and featuring almost every color of the rainbow, these cheery flowers are a great fit for your garden or cut to display in your home. They require a Full Sun / Partial Shade Sun and a well-drained soil. Zones: 3 – 8 and a Height of about 0.25 – 4 feet tall and blooms better during Early summer – Early fall. They have a unique feature of being very good for cut flowers.…

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Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B1, B2, and B3, the minerals potassium and magnesium, and protein. Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower To summarize the chart and understand the figures below, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value…

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Ways to Maintain a Healthy Goat

Ways to Maintain a Healthy Goat

Goats can be kept healthy through the following activities and methods: 1. By Ensuring that they have access to enough feed of the correct quality. 2. Ensuring they have access to clean water. 3. Following a vaccination program against common diseases 4. Keeping internal and external parasites under control. 5. Keeping sick goats separate so that disease does not spread to healthy goats. 6. Making sure that any goats introduced to the flock are disease-free. 7. Sheltering goats from adverse weather.If a goat does get sick it needs to be…

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