How to treat Ruminant Animal Diseases

How to treat Ruminant Animal Diseases

The best way to go about handling those animal diseases that are treatable is to first of all be sure of the diseases itself by doing confirmatory diagnoses. After knowing the disease, adequate and appropriate drug should be applied. However, in disease diagnosis and treatment, assumption should not be made by the farmer otherwise more money and energy will be wasted in the course of trying to manage the disease. Once a diseases is suspected, consult a Vet. Doctor expert who will do all possible to track down the disease…

Read More

How to Identify the Particular Disease Affecting your Ruminant Animals

How to Identify the Particular Disease Affecting your Ruminant Animals

There are some signs and symptoms which we described during our previous post on Diseases Ruminant Animals get from feeds and water and Signs to know when the Animals are Sick is not limited to only a particular disease. Many diseases do show similar signs that it will take an expert to be able to differentiate between them. There are times when laboratory tests will be required before the disease can be confirmed. So, to be sure of the exact disease affecting your ruminant animals, I will strongly advice that…

Read More

Signs and Diseases Ruminant Animals (Livestocks) get from Feeds and Water

Signs and Diseases Ruminant Animals (Livestocks) get from Feeds and Water

It is very possible for ruminant animals (livestocks) to get diseases from feeds and water. In fact those are the major ways by which they can contact diseases. Therefore, always ensure that your feeds are of good quality that is safer for your animals as well as your water quality. With regards to how to know when your ruminant animals (livestocks) are sick, there are many things that can indicate poor state of health in ruminants. The most important thing is that diseases should be suspected anytime you see any…

Read More

How to Ascertain the Quality of the Feed and Water to be served to the Ruminant Animals

How to Ascertain the Quality of the Feed and Water to be served to the Ruminant Animals

In ascertaining the quality of feed and water to be used for your ruminant animals, there are a lot of factors to be considered. First is the source, find out how long the ingredients to be used for your feeds have stayed in the feed mill, check the physical features of the feed and water. These include the color, odor and if possible the taste. The final step is to take your feed and water sample to the laboratory of your choice for test.  It is in the laboratory that…

Read More

Importance of Feeding and Drinking Troughs for Ruminant Animals

Importance of Feeding and Drinking Troughs for Ruminant Animals

Often times, most ruminant animal farmers ask: is there any need for feeding and drinking troughs for ruminants? Well first of all, you as a ruminant farmer need to understand that feeds and water for ruminants should not be placed at just any point in the housing unit. A well designed feeder and drinker should be provided for the ruminant animals, therefore this literally means that feeding and drinking troughs for ruminant animals is very necessary as this will help in preserving the quality of the feed and make the…

Read More

The Best Source of Water for your Ruminant Animals

Importance of Feeding and Drinking Troughs for Ruminant Animals

Any source of water could be good for the ruminant animals provided that the water is not contaminated, that it is clean and also cool. The water should also not be treated with any form of chemical as this do have negative effects on the performance of the ruminant animals. For this reason, stream or river water should be used with care as it may be difficult to know where the water is running out from. Most of the time, the sources of this waters would have been contaminated, well…

Read More

How often your Ruminant Animals should be served Water

How often your Ruminant Animals should be served Water

In fact, I will strongly recommend that your ruminant animals should have access to water more than they have access to food. Water is very essential and the ruminant animals should not be denied it. Most nomadic Fulani has a particular time when they normally lead their animals towards a water source. This should be done as regularly as possible because these animals need water for proper digestion of their feed and for their upkeep. Ruminant livestock include cattle, sheep, and goats. Ruminants are hoofed mammals that have a unique…

Read More

The Effect of giving Fresh Cassava and its Peelings to your Ruminant Animals

The effect of giving fresh cassava and its peelings to your ruminant animals

Fresh cassava contains cyanic acid (cyanide) which is poisonous to animals and can lead to their death. So, it is better well fermented before they are given to the animals. When peeled, they should be spread in the sun for two or three days for fermentation to occur before they can then be served to the ruminant animals. What Is Nutrition? Food is a common connection across all cultures, races and ethnicities. Food is a way to come together and enjoy the pleasure of a delicious meal. But food is…

Read More

Importance of Balanced diets for Ruminant Animals

Importance of Balanced diets for Ruminant Animals

If you are ruminant farmer, then am sure even as you are reading this that you wondering if there are any special feed that can make your ruminant animals grow very big within a very short period of time. However, if balanced diets can be formulated for your ruminant animals and if the feeds are given at the right time using the right quantity required then your animals are likely to reach maturity on time. In addition to good feeding, all other management procedures must be strictly adhered to, for…

Read More

How long concentrates should be stored before feeding them to Ruminant Animals

How long concentrates should be stored before feeding them to Ruminant Animals

Often times, ruminant animal farmers ask: for how long can the concentrates to be fed to my ruminant animals be stored before it becomes unfit for the animal’s consumption? Well, this depends on how long the ingredients have been stored before milling. Ideally, feeds should not be stored for too long to prevent contamination which will affect the animals. I do recommend a maximum of two weeks for storage of feeds to be served them. This may however vary depending on the freshness of the feed ingredients. Storing forages would…

Read More