Aubrieta Flowers – All you need to Know

Aubrieta Flowers named after Claude Aubriet, a French artist who famously painted them, Aubrietas spread low with small violet, pink or white flowers. If you’re creating a rock garden, Aubrietas are ideal as it prefers sandy, well-drained soil. Its sun Requirement is a Full Sun and it also requires a Well-drained, High fertility soil. Zones are around 4 – 9 with a Height of about 0.5 – 0.75 feet tall and it blooms in Mid-Spring – Early Summer. It also has a unique Non-invasive feature. Aubrieta, a cheerful ground cover, is a…

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Coccidiosis in Poultry: Signs, Drugs and Treatment

Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Coccidiosis is a major problem of birds that are being raised on a deep litter system of poultry farming therefore how often you treat against coccidiosis depends on your litter management and your medication type. Farmers who use Livercox or immucox vaccine against coccidiosis will not need repeated treatment while those who do not will have to treat each time they notice signs of coccidiosis on their birds. The signs of coccidiosis that will be observed include: loss of appetite, brownish faeces which may most times be blood-stained, there could…

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Importance of Antibiotics and How Often to Administer them to your Birds

Antibiotics are targeted against particular disease conditions and are supposed to be used only when there is such disease at hand. So, it is not supposed to be used routinely. Use antibiotics for your birds only when they are sick and that should be under that supervision of your Doctor/Expert. However, there are times when antibiotics are used for prevention but even at that, let an expert guide you to know when and the type of drug to use. For some farmers who may wish to know if they can…

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Worm infestation in Poultry: Signs and Treatment

Worm infestation in Poultry: Signs and Treatment

Often times poultry farmers ask how they would know if their birds are suffering from worm infestation, well the signs that will show you if your birds are suffering from worm infestation include loss of weight, their faeces may turn brown, may be blood-stained or live worms may be seen in their faeces. As for how often to de-worm your birds, it is recommended that you de-worm them first at 8 weeks, then subsequently you de-worm them once in every 2-3 months depending on your management system. Regarding the right…

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Importance and List of Poultry Vaccination

Some poultry farmers say that they have raised some number of birds in the past without vaccinating them and lost only very few then they ask if poultry vaccination is necessary? Well, I like to say lucky you. The fact you should know about vaccines is that they are not to cure diseases, rather they are to prevent poultry diseases. This means that it is possible whether you use vaccines or not for diseases not to come. If poultry diseases decide to come, then your poultry vaccination will help a…

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Difference between Poultry Vaccines and Poultry Drugs

Poultry vaccines are biological of which when administered produce antibodies against disease-causing organisms in the body of the animals while drugs are chemical substances of which when administered to the animals destroys the disease-causing organisms in the body of the animals thus curing the animals the infected diseases. Poultry vaccines are only used in disease prevention while drugs can both prevent and cure diseases. There are already scheduled times when vaccines can be given to birds on their age. It is therefore advisable that as you are purchasing your Day…

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How to Identify Poultry Sick Birds and Cure Them

Broiler poultry feeds formulation

With regards to how to identify poultry sick birds and cure them, well since sickness is an abnormality, immediately you begin to see abnormal changes in the birds, you start to think of sickness. The changes normally include failure to eat well, sluggish movement, change in color of their feaces, some may be sneezing, some coughing and the climax is unusual death (mortality). Any or all of these should make the farmer suspect diseases. When some poultry farmers ask if all diseases of birds are curable with drugs, well the…

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Garlic: 21 Fun Facts!

Garlic: 21 Fun Facts!

Fresh peeled garlic cloves are delicious and used in most cultures throughout the world. We think this fantastic little vegetable deserves its own batch of fun facts! For example, did you know that a garlic clove is actually considered both a vegetable and an herb? Garlic: 21 Fun Facts! To celebrate garlic, here are 21 more interesting facts and uses: 1. Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops. It was fed to the builders of the Great Pyramid in Egypt in the belief that it gave them strength and…

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How to increase Goats Milk

What is a dairy goat? What do dairy goats like to eat? Which goat gives more milk?

Goats milk can be increased through carrying out the proper routine farm management practices in your farm, Milk your goats every 12 hours on a regular schedule. Ensure that the milking area is away from the dust of the housing and feed areas. Wash the udder and teats with warm water and an udder washing solution (available from farm stores), and dry thoroughly. This promotes clean milk but just as importantly stimulates milk “let-down.” Milking might seem difficult at first, but most people get the hang of it after a…

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Introduction to Plantains and their Environment

Plantains (Musa spp., AAB genome) are plants producing fruits that remain starchy at maturity (Marriot and Lancaster, 1983; Robinson, 1996) and need processing before consumption. Plantain production in Africa is estimated at more than 50% of worldwide production (FAO, 1990). The majority (82%) of plantains in Africa are produced in the area stretching from the lowlands of Guinea and Liberia to the central basin of the Democratic Republic of Congo. West and Central Africa contribute 61 and 21%, respectively (FAO, 1986). It is estimatedthat about 70 million people in West…

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