Begonia Flowers – All you need to know

Begonia Flowers are known for their attractive blooms, the Begonia is a timeless favorite among gardeners. it consists of more than 1,700 species. Begonias also make for good indoor plants if kept by a sunny window and watered regularly. Its sun requirement is both a Full Sun or Partial Shade sun and a well-drained soil Zones: 8 – 10 They grow up to a Height of about: 0.5 – 1.5 feet and Blooms in: Late Spring – Early Fall with its Deer Resistant unique feature. see also: Bee Balm Flowers – All you need to…

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The Life-Span of Ruminant Animals

This implies how long ruminant animals can live before they die naturally. Well, being food animals, it is difficult to predict this because almost all of the time they are not allowed to reach its full age before they are being slaughtered. Therefore, knowing their life span may be difficult. However, I have seen sheep and Goat of five years and Cattle of fifteen years before. See also: Goats eating Nylon and What you should do

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Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) – Importance and Health Benefits

Barberry is a berberine-containing plant that is used to fight infections due to its antibacterial, antifungal and antiprotozoal properties. Barberry can also be used to prevent and treat diabetes, aid digestion, cleanse your liver and gallbladder, and improve your cardiovascular health by improving hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias and ischemic heart disease. According to a recent research that was being carried out on this plant, the Chemical compounds of Berberis vulgaris L. (Imanshahidi et al., 2008) are as follows: Table 1 Chemical compounds of Berberis vulgaris L. (Imanshahidi et al., 2008 ▶).…

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Goats eating Nylon and What you should do

Of recent I got a question from a ruminant farmer that says “I discovered that my Goat ate a lot of nylon and is now very sick. What can I do? Well most of the time, animals that eat nylon usually die. The only option is surgery with which the nylon can be brought out of the animal. The reason why most farmers hardly do this is because of the cost of surgical operation most of the time higher than the cost of the animal itself. Lolz! However, if the…

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How to identify poisoned ruminant animals and how to tackle it

There are many signs that may show that an animal is poisoned. These signs depend on the type of poison and the extend of poisoning. In severe cases, the animal may just die suddenly without any previous sign. At other times, the animal may how in like vomiting, diarrhea, and may foam before eventually death if left unattended to. How to tackle it: This depends on the nearness of your consultant. If he/she is very near, you can call on the person for an appropriate attention. However, some first aids…

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How to castrate Ruminant Male Animals, the Risks involved and How to tackle it at the best age

Benefits of Castration: First and foremost, let us start by discussing the benefits of castrating your male ruminant animals. There are two major reasons why castration is done: First is to prevent the male from involving in mating activities with the female and secondly, to make the animal get fattened up on time. It is beneficial because the castrated male animal will then make use of all of its energy on building muscles and not for sexual activities which is a plus in fattening also, in case a male animal…

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Reasons why some Ruminant Animals cannot deliver by themselves and How you can help them

Most of the time when this occurs, it is either that the foetus is too being to pass through the vagina of the female or that the female has a small genital opening that the foetus cannot pass through It is also possible that the foetus presented a wrong position and posture e.g. if the foetus tries to come out through the leg and one is still inside while the other is outside. All of these will make it either difficult or impossible for the female to deliver on its…

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Female Pregnant Goat’s Regular Abortion: Causes and Control Measures

When you are faced with a challenge like this one or you come across someone who faces this type of challenge then you will understand that it is not an experience any farmer will ever pray to have. Imagine the excitement when you discovered your female goat is pregnant and after months of patiently waiting for a safe delivery you discovered one morning that the pregnancy disappeared. Annoying right? Well friend, instead of getting angry and frustrated or even deciding to quit, try to figure out the cause of the…

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Why some Cows could not expel their placenta after delivery and How to help them

This condition is common with some cows. In fact, I have seen a cow that has to be helped to expel the placenta at every delivery. To help the animals under this condition, there are some steps that could be taken: First, the animal can be given a drug that will aid contraction which will help expulsion of the placenta. E.g. oxytocin can be used for this. Meanwhile this must be used under the supervision of your consultant. Second, the placenta can be pulled out manually whether as the only…

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Reasons why a lot of Pregnant Sheep dies on the road-side and How to Control it

There are lots of things that may be responsible for this regular issue of people complaining that they do see a lot of dead pregnant sheep along the road-side. It may be due to road accident which is common to sheep and goat raised in an extensive system. Another common cause is what is known as “pregnancy toxaemia” of sheep which refers to the state whereby the sheep is stressed during pregnancy. Lowered level of glucose at this stage will cause pregnancy toxaemia which does result in the death of…

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Reasons why “Super Gro” remains the Best among All

Super Gro is a product of NEOLIFE, a company that specializes in natural and nutritional health products for human and plants. Super Gro is a 100% organic liquid fertilizer, which is made from poultry droppings and sea bird guano. Being made from organic matter with absolutely no chemicals added to it, it is 100% safe to use on any vegetables or crop. Super Gro can be applied to any plant, tree, vegetable and even grass that require fertilization. Super Gro can be used for all kinds of agricultural crops and…

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