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Unleashing the Power of a Radiant Smile: A Guide to Dental Care for Pets

As devoted pet parents, we cherish every wag of the tail and every purr, but how often do we consider the health of our furry friends' pearly whites? Just like us, our pets need proper dental care to ensure a lifetime of well-being and happiness. In this guide, we'll...

What does it mean when a farmer requests an AI service provider to serve with “a higher milk producing seed?” (Aka, mbegu ya maziwa)

When a farmer requests an AI service provider for "a higher milk-producing seed," it suggests that the farmer is likely seeking assistance in selecting or breeding dairy animals with a focus on improved milk production. In the context of animal breeding, the term...

Harnessing the Power of Black Soldier Flies: A Sustainable Protein Source for Dairy Cows and Poultry

Introduction: In the quest for sustainable and efficient protein sources for livestock, the humble black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) has emerged as a promising alternative. These remarkable insects are not only efficient decomposers of organic waste but also offer...

What is at stake? -The Union of Veterinary Practitoners issues a 60 Day strike notice

  The Union of Veterinary Practitioners Kenya (UVPK) issued a 60 Days strike notice upon which lapsing will see all veterinary professionals and vet assistants down their tools. Seven days have since been past and still no action to reconcile has been taken by...

Foot and Mouth Disease

About the disease Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease of cloven-footed domestic and wild animals. It is characterized by fever and vesicular lesions in the mouth, tongue, nostrils, feet, and teeth. Sheep and goats show very mild signs,...

My Cow Eats Plastic Bags

Plastics are unpalatable and consequently when gobbled by cows, they stack up in the stomach, sometimes they might get trapped with different other materials and form hard ball-like pieces. The digestive system of the cow is complex, made of “4 stomachs”, making it extremely challenging for the material to pass out along with the dung, Cows may actually continue to live normally with these materials. However, problems result when there is obstruction in the system. Note that cows are indiscriminate feeders and will eat other foreign materials like nails and wires, rubber, ropes and other inorganic materials in their environment.

Foot and Mouth Disease

About the disease Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease of cloven-footed domestic and wild animals. It is characterized by fever and vesicular lesions in the mouth, tongue, nostrils, feet, and teeth. Sheep and goats show very mild signs,...

My Cow Eats Plastic Bags

Plastics are unpalatable and consequently when gobbled by cows, they stack up in the stomach, sometimes they might get trapped with different other materials and form hard ball-like pieces. The digestive system of the cow is complex, made of “4 stomachs”, making it extremely challenging for the material to pass out along with the dung, Cows may actually continue to live normally with these materials. However, problems result when there is obstruction in the system. Note that cows are indiscriminate feeders and will eat other foreign materials like nails and wires, rubber, ropes and other inorganic materials in their environment.

Caring for and Managing Dry Cows

It is worth noting that the period around calving represents the time of the greatest risk in the cow’s life. Therefore, adequate preparation and outstanding care are key factors if this transition is to take place without problems. Investing in optimal dry cow management will be repaid with fewer problems in the following lactation, and a higher milk yield.

Four Crucial Puppy Shots

Puppy vaccines are mandatory to guarantee that the dog will be less exposed to common canine viruses. The puppy is born with immunity due to the antibodies that are transmitted from the mother, through the placenta and the breast milk. However, these antibodies protect the puppy for only a few days, so vaccinations are needed. If the mother has not been vaccinated against a certain virus, she will not have antibodies for it, so the puppy will prone the disease. There are a few essential shots that are recommended for every puppy.

Signs Your Dog May Be Sick

Regardless of your dog’s age, You play a key role in helping your dog fight against llness and remain healthy. Your dog, unlike us, can only show signs of disease but cannot describe symptoms to you. Your knowledge of the signs which accompany common diseases is one way to help reduce your pet’s risk of being affected by them. A considerably high number of pets that appear healthy eve during annual checkups have underlying diseases.

Factors Influencing Milk Yield in Cattle

Milk yield varies from cow to cow, or farm to farm. There is a multiplicity of factors that may work individually or synergistic to others to influence the volume of milk produced. Some cows produce small, others average while other very high volume. Milk yield like other performances of the cow are influenced by factors which may be environmental, managerial or cow factors. In this post, we discuss the various influences to milk yield, and possibly show you what things to consider in your choice of or management of dairy cows.

BLOAT

This condition is a very common encounter among herds in Kenya and occurs in two forms, either in the form of a persistent foam mixed with the ruminal contents called primary or frothy bloat, or in the form of free-gas separated from the ingesta called secondary or free-gas bloat.

Easy Ways To Efficiently Feed A Donkey

The donkey is one of the most popular of working animals in Africa, and perhaps the most important working animal in Kenya. Other working animals in the country include the ox and the camel, but these are not common as the donkey. Many people of almost all communities...

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