Preventing Animal Diseases

Preventing Animal Diseases

An infectious animal disease can spread beyond the farm where it first occurs. It can cause damage to other farming businesses infect other animals of other species and people, and to the economy at large and can pose a threat to public health......

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Livestock247 First Anniversary

Livestock247 First Anniversary

Our Journey started in November 2018 – A year ago. Since then, we have pursued after our goal aggressively, preaching and sharing the good news of fit-for-slaughter and traceable livestock. ....

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The Importance of body weight in livestock animals

The Importance of body weight in livestock animals

Weight is the most revealing and important factor in selection and production as well as animal performance as a whole (Raji et al., 2008). Live weight is used for body mass because it varies continuously with feeding, watering, dropping, urinating, breathing and etc. . ....

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The Importance of Animal Nutrition

The Importance of Animal Nutrition

Animal nutrition focuses on studying the dietary needs of animals. These dietary needs consist of nutrients, which are the components present in the feed that animals digest and utilize. Animal nutrition focuses on studying the dietary needs of animals. These dietary needs consist of nutrients, which are the components present in the feed that animals digest and utilize. ....

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Vaccines : What's in them and how do they work

Vaccines : What's in them and how do they work

A vaccine stimulates a specific immune response in an animal to give them protection against disease.....

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Nutritional Requirement of Livestock

The essential nutrients required by grazing animals are water, energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins. These nutrients are needed to maintain body weight, growth, reproduction, lactation, and health....

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The TLC list your Livestock needs

The TLC list your Livestock needs

A livestock knows no face, culture, tribe or creed. The only thing they understand is feed, water, shelter and medication. Just like humans, our livestock also need some TLC (Tender, Love and Care) for their survival.

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Interesting Differences between Sheep and Goats

LThere are lot of differences between sheep and goats even though anatomically they are quite similar and called small ruminants, they do not share the same genus. The sheep belong to the Ovis aries while the Goats are Capra Hircus. Here are a couple of other interesting differences between the sheep and the goat...

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How A Cow Works

How A Cow Works

They really are quite modest creatures, standing there in the field so sedately chewing their cud, while inside, they are factories of microorganisms working away non-stop at breaking down grass and grain, producing volatile fatty acids, and of course, methane. .....

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The Other Sides of Goat

The Other Sides of Goat

Goats are members of a diverse group of mammals called Ungulates, they might not seem like the cuddliest animals and even though researchers have found evidence that goats are clever animals and are capable of building relationships with humans, today we want to look at the other sides of goats you’re not aware of. ....

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Here is Everything You Need to Know About Goat Milk

Here is Everything You Need to Know About Goat Milk

Goats' milk is highly nutritious, contains essential vitamins and minerals. The milk is also rich in vitamins A, B2, C, and D, protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium compared to cow’s milk.

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Meat Safety and Traceability

Meat Safety and Traceability

Many animal producers support the establishment of a nationwide identification (ID) system capable of quickly tracking animals from birth to slaughter. While they believe such a system is needed to better deal with animal diseases or meet foreign market specifications, some consumer groups and others believe it would also be useful for food safety or retail informational purposes...

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The Importance of Salt to Livestock

The Importance of Salt to Livestock

The elements of common salt, sodium and chlorine, are essential for animal life. Salt is a major component of fluid blood, which contains about 0.17% of both sodium and chlorine. . .....

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Foot and Mouth Rot Disease

Foot and Mouth Rot Disease

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a severe and highly contagious viral disease of livestock. It has a significant economic impact on livestock, thereby disrupting regional and international trade in animals and animal products. The disease affects cattle, swine, sheep, goats and other cloven-hoofed ruminants. . ....

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Can you recognize the signs of dehydration in your animal

Can you recognize the signs of dehydration in your animal

Since animals cannot talk it can be hard to tell when they are dehydrated and that’s why it is crucial for farmers and livestock handlers to be able to tell the signs though it differs depending on the livestock. To ensure that animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy particularly during the dry seasons, recognizing the signs is the first step towards getting the animal the needed help.

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The Business of Livestock

The Business of Livestock

Let’s Talk About The Business of Livestock: Nigeria accounts for over 43% of the livestock population of West Africa according to the UN/FAO survey of 2013. The 2011 National Agricultural Sample Survey released by the Nigerian FMARD in 2016, also says Nigeria has 19.5m cattle, 41.5m Sheep and 72.5m goats. ...

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