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 has 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 was having a conversation with a new and loyal reader of Livestocking Blog who resides in South Africa. This reader was telling me...
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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 poultry disease caused by virus. This viral disease affects the skin of chickens and turkeys, especially areas that have no...
pecking and cannibalism in poultry

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...
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Health Management And Biosecurity Measures In Poultry Production

Health management and biosecurity is very important in livestock production. Both need to be carried out to prevent unnecessary mortality, revenue loss due to...
prolapse in chicken

Causes And Prevention Of Prolapse In A Poultry Farm

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