Different Systems of Rearing Rabbits

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

There are basically three systems of rabbit rearing widely known and adopted, and they include the following: 1. Free Range System: It is one of the easiest ways to raise rabbits, by letting them run around, find their own food, mate as they want, and when you are hungry you can easily trap one for food. This is free range system. However good it is, it comes along with disadvantages, yes the disadvantages are discouraging; -very difficult to handle rabbits -there is easy disease outbreak, eg. Ear canker -uncontrolled breeding/inbreeding…

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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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Complete Step By Step Guide on How to Setup a Successful Farm

Complete Step By Step Guide on How to Setup a Successful Farm

Every farmers dream is to be successful in his/her farming operations and to make profit through them. Meanwhile, not a lot of farmers tend to achieve this because of certain factors we are going to be discussing about today. As an existing farmer or intending farmer, your main aim and objective when trying to venture into farming business or currently operating a farming business is for you to be successful at whatever crops or animals you produce and farm. Now let us look at those factors that hinders the progress…

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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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