Reasons for Vaccine Failure

Poultry farmers sometimes have vaccine failures and the birds contract the diseases against which they were vaccinated. are many factors that can prevent a vaccine...

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...
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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.)...
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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.)...
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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...
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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...
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Fowl Pox In Chickens And Turkeys

Fowl pox is a poultry disease caused by a virus. This viral disease affects the skin of chickens and turkeys, especially areas that have...
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How To Prevent Pecking And Cannibalism In A Poultry Farm

One thing is very natural about chickens and that is, they love to peck virtually everything they see. But one unfortunate thing about this...
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Castration of Farm Animals

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