Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Snail

Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Snail

Snail farmers must be aware of several predators, parasites and diseases if mortality rates are to be kept to a minimum. Snails have many natural predators, including members of all major vertebrate groups, carnivorous snails, ground beetles, leeches and even predatory caterpillars. Humans also pose great dangers to snails in the wild. Pollution and destruction of habitats have caused the extinction of some snail species in recent years. Human poachers pose a great danger to farm grown snails as well! Predators The major predators a snail farmer may have to…

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Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

As in any livestock farming operation, good management practices are the key to success. Most research on farming GALS has been carried out in West Africa. Seasonal activities, as described below, follow the march of the seasons of West Africa, with breeding and egg laying in March through July. Note that domesticated snails may continue laying during the dry season as well (Omole, et al. 2007). Snail breeders in other parts of the (sub)humid tropics should adapt the management cycle to local conditions. In semi-intensive or intensive snail farming, farmers…

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Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Today we will be discussing on the effects of the different macro nutrients found on the Rabbit poo to the soil and our crops. 1)  Nitrogen(N): Rabbit manure is higher in nitrogen than sheep, goat, pig, chicken, cow or horse manure. Plants need nitrogen to produce a lush green growth. Nitrogen helps plants grow greener and stronger helping the plant reach its full potential. This is great for all those quick growing salad greens! Great for the early growth of tomatoes, corn, and many other vegetables. 2) Phosphorus(P): Rabbit manure…

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Health Benefits of Different Fruits and Vegetables

Health Benefits of Different Fruits and Vegetables

BANANAS •Protect your heart. •Strengthen bones. •Control blood pressure •Block diarrhea. BEANS •Prevent constipation. •Help hemorrhoids. •Lower cholesterol. •Combat cancer. •Stabilize blood sugar. BROCCOLI •Strengthens. •Saves eyesight. •Combats cancer. •Protects your heart. •Controls blood pressure. CABBAGE •Combats cancer. •Prevents constipation. •Promotes weight loss. •Protects your heart. •Helps hemorrhoids. CARROTS •Save eyesight. •Protect your heart. •Prevent constipation. •Combat cancer. •Promote weight loss. CAULIFLOWER •Protects against Prostate Cancer. •Combats Breast Cancer. •Strengthens bones. •Banishes bruises. •Guards against heart disease. GARLIC •Lowers cholesterol. •Controls blood pressure. •Combats cancer. •kills bacteria. •Fights fungus. GRAPEFRUIT…

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Recommended Snail Rearing Density

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Density affects the growth and breeding capacity of snails. High-density populations tend to grow slowly, develop into smaller adults, and lay fewer clutches of eggs and fewer eggs per clutch. If the snails are very densely packed, they may not breed at all. The accumulating slime suppresses reproduction. Other disadvantages of high density are the high rates of parasitism and ease of transmission of diseases. In terms of snail weight, the recommended density is 1-1.5 kg per m2(for A. achatina, this would be about 15 to 25 snails per square…

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How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

When the quantity and quality of available feed becomes low, an energy source (as well as protein) is required. Molasses can be a cost-effective energy source but it is low in protein. Research and Grazing experience have shown that molasses fed in open troughs with added protein can be used successfully for drought feeding of cattle. Molasses lends itself to bulk handling methods suitable for drought feeding large numbers of stock. Below is the composition of Molasses The basic composition of molasses is: • Dry matter: 76% • Sucrose: 46%…

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When bucket feeding of calves care should be taken

When bucket feeding of calves care should be taken

By Marshal Agrovet consultancy • Feeding excess milk to the calf can cause scouring. If scouring occurs, reduce the amount of milk and feed water separately. Wait with feeding water for at least one hour after feeding milk• Give the calf its milk immediately after milking when the milk is at body temperature or heat the milk to body temperature. Heating up can be done by “bain marie” method – bucket with milk in a bucket with heated water to exchange heat. NEVER MIX WATER AND MILK.• Observe strict cleanliness…

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Basics of Bio-Security in a Poultry Farm

Basics of Bio-Security in a Poultry Farm

by where there’s no vet series. Biosecurity refers to procedures used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease-causing organisms in poultry flocks. Because of the concentration in size and location of poultry flocks in current commercial production operations and the inherent disease risks associated with this type of production, it is imperative that poultry producers practice daily biosecurity measures. Developing and practicing daily biosecurity procedures as best management practices on poultry farms will reduce the possibility of introducing infectious diseases such as gumboro, infectious choryza, and Newcastle as well…

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Things NOT to do when the animal is giving birth

Things NOT to do when the animal is giving birth

By Marshal Agrovet consultancy Many people interfere with birth too early or when it is unnecessary causing more harm than good. Allow the cow, sheep or goat sufficient time and quietness to deliver her calf, lamb or kid. Do not chase or cause stress to the animal before and during birth, making the dam nervous can disrupt labor and delay birth by many hours.Do not interfere before the water has broken; as long as the water has not broken the calf/lamb/kid will stay alive inside the mother for a long…

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National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) shove Cross River State Rice Seedling Factory to accredit Certification

National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) shove Cross River State Rice Seedling Factory to accredit Certification

By David Peter Mr. M. J. Usua; South South Regional Coordinator of The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) an agency of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and regulation of the Nigeria seed industry as enshrined in the National Agricultural Seed Act 72 of 1992 shove Cross River State Rice Seedling factory to pin seeds and seedlings certification with the council before its distribution to the rural community’s and state’s in the southern, Nigeria. Mr. M. J. Usua, The South South Regional Director addressed the Cross State Government…

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