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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The Different Types of Goats – Diary and Meat Goats

The Different Types of Goats – Diary and Meat Goats

There are two major types of goats reared in Africa: 1.Diary Goats.2.Meat Goats. Diary Goats: These include the different breeds of goats which are basically reared for milk production.They are so many breeds but the commonest in Africa include the following: 1) Saanen Breed This is a breed of goats that originated from the Saanen valley of Switzerland. Its the highest and most consistent diary producer producing 3-7ltrs of milk and in Uganda,it can mostly be located in kasese district, mbale district and a few in masaka. 2) Toggenburg Breed…

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Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

In the past it has been realized that eradication of coccidia is not realistic and hygienic measures alone are not able to prevent infections. However, if an outbreak of coccidiosis occurs, treatment via the drinking water should start as soon as possible. Today the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based on chemotherapy, using anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines along with hygienic measures and improved farm management. Anticoccidial drugs According to Shirley and Chapman (2005) the most significant study that had the greatest impact on control of coccidiosis was that of…

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Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Introduction Coccidiosis is the major parasitic disease of poultry with extensive financial losses to the farmer is not properly taken care of and as at when due. In the past, it has been discovered that the eradication of coccidia can be achieved through practical and hygienic measures which can be able to save your birds from infections while today, the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based totally on chemotherapy, the use of anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines together with hygienic measures and continous farm control. Meanwhile, the performance of the…

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Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

Besides the customary gardening tools (shovel, hoe, rake, cutlass, broom), the following equipment and tools are needed in successful snail farming: Small weighing scale, for weighing snails and feed. Measuring tape, for measuring pens and snails Hand trowel, for digging in and cleaning out the pens. Water container and watering can, for keeping the soil moist and refilling water troughs. 5. Water and feeding troughs or dishes. Most important: a notebook, for carefully recording inputs (e.g. labor, materials and feed) and output of the snail farming venture.

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