Causes of Regular Abortion on Pregnant Goats and Control Measures

Causes of Regular Abortion on Pregnant Goats 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 don’t expel their placenta after delivery and How to help them

Why some Cows don't 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 “Super Gro” remains the Best among All

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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Breed Characteristics for Selecting Sheep

Breed Characteristics for Selecting Sheep

There are four main or major breeds of sheep in Nigeria for instance and they include the following breeds of sheep: the West Africa Dwarf, Yankasa, Uda and Balami. One of their unique characteristics is that all of the above mentioned sheep breeds are hairy types. The West Africa Dwarf sheep is a small, short-legged animal found in the humid zone of southern Nigeria.  Animals vary in a coat color but black predominates. The males have horns while females are hornless. It is the smallest of the Nigeria breeds, with…

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Reasons why Pregnant Sheep Die by the Road-side and How to Control it

Reasons why Pregnant Sheep Die by 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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Ruminant Animal Wounds: Causes and Methods of Treatment

Ruminant Animal Wounds: Causes and Methods of Treatment

Ruminant animals include: Sheep, Goat, Cow (Cattle) etc. and there are many causes of wounds in the body of ruminant animals and they include but not limited to the following: First, it can occur as a result of fighting among themselves during which they can injure one another with their horns. Second, heavy tick infestation can result in wounds especially on the site of attachment of the ticks. Third, wounds do result in the course of grazing especially when the animals are allowed to pass through with thick forest where…

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The Difference Between Manure and Fertilizers and How they Work

The Difference Between Manure and Fertilizers and How they Work

Hello farmers and gardeners today we are here with a great information of the difference between manure and fertilizers. To increase agriculture, produce, the farmers work on improving the fertility of the soil, which is possible by adding both manure and fertilizer. When several crops are grown one after the other, it decreases the productivity of the soil. Though, this can be overcome by adding manures and fertilizers to the soil. This increases the yield of the plants and restores the productivity of the soil. Thus, manures and fertilizers are…

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Worm Infestation on Ruminant Animals: Symptoms and Treatment

Worm Infestation on Ruminant Animals: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

As a beginner, there are most times many questions you may wish to ask concerning your ruminant animals and am sure that a question like this one: how do I know when my ruminants are suffering from worm infestation must be one of them. Secondly, you may also wish to know the signs and symptoms and how to go about their treatment. Don’t worry as we are going to discuss all that below: There are many signs that can indicate worm infestation in ruminant animals and these include: Loss of…

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Livestock Farming: Best Route of Drug Administration for Ruminants

How to Identify the Particular Disease Affecting your Ruminant Animals

In livestock farming business, Ruminant farmers usually raise questions like where is one supposed to put their drugs, is it in their feeds or water? This is a very simple question for most ruminant farmers those into livestock farming business who are aware of the answer and at the same time a very difficult question for those that are not aware of the answer. Normally, this depends on the route of administration of the drugs and they are usually stated on the drugs to be used. If the drug is…

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Ways to Fatten Ruminant Animals Faster

Ruminant Animal Wounds: Causes and Methods of Treatment

Most times, Ruminant farmers ask questions like: is there any drug that one can give ruminant animals for them to develop faster? Hmm! Well the truth of the matter is that I will not like to recommend muscle building drugs for your animals because it also has a lot of side effects. Rather, to fatten up your ruminant animals, they need well concentrated feeds, regular deworming and adequate disease prevention and treatment. Am sure that if all of these are in place, your ruminant animals will be free of diseases…

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