Detecting Hemorrhages in Farm Animals

Taking care of farm animals is already a difficult task, but in recent years the number of farm animals with internal hemorrhages has increased...

How to Make External and Postmortem Examinations

When chickens are sick, the owner is immediately interested in finding out what has brought on the condition, and what should be done to...

a pregnant sheep

How to Care for Pregnant Animals

Needs of Pregnant Animals The needs of pregnant animals are different from male and non-pregnant animals. First and foremost, it’s highly necessary to keep records...

12 Common Poultry Diseases and How to Deal With Them

All poultry farmers love to see their chickens doing fine every day. As a chicken farmer, how do you feel whenever you enter the...

Cattle Tick Removal and Management Tips

Ticks are bad for cows.They are small creatures that suck the blood of animals. Ticks cause skin diseases and other illnesses, and may permanently...

Tips to Prevent Coccidiosis and Colibacillosis in Rabbits

Rabbits or bunnies are fragile and suffer from diseases. Coccidiosis is a dangerous, contagious disease of rabbits. Colibacillosis is even more dangerous. The signs...

Goat Farming business

How to Control Worms & Flukes Effectively in Sheep, Goats and Cattle

Worms and flukes attack sheep, goats and cattle. Animals gain less weight, give less milk and may die. Roundworms, Tapeworms and Liver Flukes Roundworms cause animals...

Vaccination Programme / Schedule for Goat, Sheep & Cattle

The vaccination schedules or programmes for goat, sheep and cattle are presented in the tables below. Administer each vaccine according to what is on...

Vaccination Schedule for KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken

Vaccination is very important in livestock production, especially in poultry production. Poultry farmers should vaccinate their flock (broiler, pullets, layers, kienyeji, turkeys, duck, geese...

Coccidiosis in Poultry: Signs, Control & Prevention

What is Coccidiosis?Coccidiosis or Cocci in poultry is an important protozoan disease that is capable of wiping out a large of number of affected...
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Causes and Prevention of Prolapse in Layers

Prolapse (pickout) is the turning inside out of the oviduct and rectal organs through the vent, to the extent of not retracting back. Its...

Reasons for Vaccine Failure

Poultry farmers sometimes experience vaccine failures and their birds come down with the diseases against which they were vaccinated for. There are many factors...

How to Vaccinate Poultry Birds

Vaccines have contributed immensely to the prevention and control of major diseases of poultry, which were previously incurable or difficult to cure. Most commercial...

Vaccines in Livestock Farming

The implications of an outbreak of the diseases are very serious and result in a heavy economic loss. Though, vaccines give proper protection to...

Poultry Diseases that are Rampant in the Cold or Wet Season

Poultry birds and poultry production are generally affected by seasonal climatic or weather changes. For instance, in the wet or cold season, chickens eat...

How to Fumigate a Brooding House & Pen

Fumigation is a method of disinfection or destruction of harmful disease organisms in an environment by using fumigants. Fumigants are chemicals that are released...

Causes and Cure of Egg Eating in Poultry

One of our readers complained on Livestocking WhatsApp Group about his hens eating their eggs. He further stated that the farm had done everything...
vaccination of chicks

Vaccination Schedule For Layers

Vaccination is very important in livestock production, especially in poultry production. Poultry farmers should vaccinate their flock (broiler, pullets, layers, turkeys, duck, geese etc.)...
vaccination of chicks

Vaccination Schedule for Broilers and Turkeys

Vaccination is very important in livestock production, especially in poultry production. Poultry farmers should vaccinate their flock (broiler, pullets, layers, turkeys, duck, geese etc.)...
high poultry mortality

10 Ways To Reduce or Prevent High Mortality Rate in Poultry Farming

I had a conversation with a new and loyal reader of our blog who resides in South Africa. This reader discussed the broiler chickens...
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Decontamination Of Livestock Housing And Equipment

Decontamination is the process of physically removing inorganic and biological material from the surfaces of an equipment or building. Disinfection is the destruction of...
bird flu

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) In Poultry Production

What is Avian influenza (Bird Flu)? Avian influenza, also known as Bird Flu, is a viral poultry disease caused by Diverse Type-A orthomyxoviruses which are...

Signs of Good Health & Ill Health in Farm Animals

There a number of signs that one would see to determine if an animal is healthy, sick or suffering from certain ailments. A good...
fowl pox in chicken

Fowl Pox in Chickens and Turkeys

Fowl pox is a highly infectious poultry disease affecting the skin of chickens and turkeys. Chickens and other fowl are affected with pox but...
pecking and cannibalism in poultry

How to Prevent Pecking and Cannibalism in Poultry

One thing is very natural about chickens and that is, they love to peck virtually everything they see. But one unfortunate thing about this...
how to castrate piglets

Castration of Farm Animals

Castration is a very vital management practice in animal husbandry. It enables livestock farmers to easily manage breeding on the farms.What is Castration? Castration is defined...
vaccination of chicks

Health Management and Biosecurity Measures in Poultry Production

Health management and biosecurity are very important in livestock production. Both need to be carried out to prevent unnecessary mortality, revenue loss due to...
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Health Management in Livestock Production

Good animal husbandry starts with proper health care and management. Livestock production is greatly affected by diseases. Having a knowledge of these diseases is...

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