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Saturday, October 31, 2015

PETS,VETS AND VACCINATION.

Vaccinations: What to expect after your pet's vaccination

WOMEN,FOOD SECURITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.

http://www.wfo-oma.com/food-security/articles/women-farmers-guarantee-for-food-security.html

How To Handle a Disease Outbreak

How To Handle a Disease Outbreak

Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Treat Arthritis

Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Treat Arthritis

Lyme Disease in Horses

Lyme Disease in Horses

How to Protect Horses From Lyme Disease

How to Protect Horses From Lyme Disease

Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

I-CONNECT- AGRICULTURE - APP.

New, fresh, and informative!!! PET CARE 2 APP. This app provides information on animals,diseases, prevention and treatment protocols.It also showcases new products,and also recommends products to farmers. The app is also a market place platform.Come on board. Get the app now.!!!

THE ACT OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

This act though banned is still carried out in some countries, here are some pictures to show the act and the pain these girls go through. DO NOT BE SILENT!! SPEAK UP FOR THE GIRLS!!! PICS COURTESY OF REUTERS/Siegfried Modola.

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND GIRL-CHILD EDUCATION.

Female genital mutilation is also referred to as circumcision; refers to all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. Female genital mutilation is also used to describe injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical purposes. The mutilation alters the female organs, inflicting severe pain during and after the procedure. The consequences of the procedure are both short term and long term with the immediate consequence being death from excessive hemorrhaging. Female genital mutilation is practiced based on traditional beliefs, community/tribe dictate, religious inclination and cultural rites. The circumcision is usually carried out on girls from infancy to age 15. It is described as a rite that must be performed before the girl marries, thus its usually referred to as an induction to womanhood. Female circumcision is usually carried out by traditional midwives, who make the cuts using razor that is specific for the procedure. There are various methods of carrying out the procedure, with each procedure cutting a specific part of the female genitalia. The circumcision can be carried out in any of the following mode; 1) clitoridectomy; this refers to the total removal of the clitoris. 2) Infidibulation; refers to the narrowing of the vaginal opening, through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner and outer labia without removal of the clitoris. 3) Excision; this is the partial removal or total removal of the clitoris and labia minora with or without excising of the labia majora. 4) The other mutilation includes; pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area. The act of female genital mutilation is a painful and there are a lot of health risks attached to the exercise. The consequences are short term and long term, with the immediate consequence being death from hemorrhaging. The purpose of the mutilation is to prevent sexual immorality in the girl child. This procedure is a violation of the human right as well as right to life, to social protection and freedom from cruel practices. The practice has been banned about 3years ago, but its still a very fabric of culture and behavior in African countries. The effect of the mutilation is much more than the agony and pain that is unleashed, there is a reduction in life expectancy of women that were cut, compared to those that were not cut. A study by the UN , reveals that a quarter of girls and women in Kenya have undergone this mutilation. The effect of the mutilation on the work force and economic growth of the country is devastating because the women form a larger percentage in this sector. The normal female reproductive functions are distorted, resulting in reproductive health issues such as prolonged and painful menstrual cycles and urinary tract infections. The consequences of the circumcision is that women are controlled mentally, and socially ,it’s a form of social injustice and oppression that is meant to keep the women bound and helpless to an age long ritual that has no economic importance. Female genital mutilation has the following complications; 1) death from excessive bleeding during procedure. 2) wound infection; the trauma of the procedure, lives an open wound that easily gets infected with tetanus. 3) Abscess formation also occurs as a result of the procedure. 4) When infibulations is performed, the woman must be opened and sewed up ,at every childbirth, which usually predisposes to complications during subsequent delivery. The female mutilation also has effect on the urinary tract and bladder; the healing process usually with kelloid formation resulting in cyst formation and urine retention. The practice is not only a harrowing experience, it’s a demeaning one that is classified as cruelty to man kind. Girls in this situations cant go to school, they are usually married off at tender ages.This practice is one of the reasons the girl- child is not educated,and why many developing countries are struggling because the women are not empowered.The global goals of basic primary education and reduction of maternal deaths can only be achieved if this practice is banned/outlawed.

Colic: First Things First

Colic: First Things First

Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

HOOF ABSCESSES IN HORSES

Hoof abscesses are a common cause of severe lameness in horses. Find out how to manage one in our step-by-step visual guide.

FEEDING YOUR HORSES.

Learn how to keep your horses happy and colic free!!! http://www.thehorse.com/ecards/Nutrena_102915.html

Friday, October 30, 2015

PET CARE 2 APP

New, fresh, and informative!!! PET CARE 2 APP.

BIO TECH AND FOOD SECURITY.

Lessons from Brazil; http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Farming/Lessons-from-Brazil-on-biotech-for-Africa/-/689860/2678492/-/11v8u0az/-/index.html

DOGGY MEAL!!!

Dog soup with rice/pasta/noodles.

DOGGY SOUP.

INGREDIENTS. 1)BEEF/Chicken. 2) Pepper. 3)Vegetable oil. METHOD. 1) wash,cut and cook chicken/beef. 2) pour a dash of pepper& oil in the pot containing the beef. 3) Allow to simmer. 4) soup is ready.

FAST TRACK ; DOG FOOD.

Home styled cooked food for your dogs, This is a simple,fast and nutritious meal for your dog. Rice with tomato fish sauce. Ingredients. 1)rice. 2) sardines in tomato sauce. METHOD. 1) Wash and cook rice. 2) open can of sardine in tomato paste and pour in plate. Measure out the rice and mix paste with sardine. Add a spoon of heated vegetable oil to mix and serve.

FOOD SAFETY AND FOOD PACKAGING.

Food safety ; using trays/crates are http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/10/science-history-and-real-world-use-support-safety-of-reusable-packaging-in-food-supply-chain/#.VjNeR7erSM8

SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME.

Feeding children to keep them in school has taken a new dimension; http://www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/stories-histoires/kenya/feed_school_children-nourrir_ecoliers.aspx?lang=eng

MARKET REACTS TO THE NEWS OF LINK OF RED MEAT TO CANCER.

The market reacted with a down slide when the news of red meat listed as a source of cancer was released;http://www.agweb.com/article/cattle-market-meat-industry-react-to-cancer-report--NAA-greg-henderson/

VISION TO END HUNGER.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/advertisement-features/2015/sep/25/vision-to-end-hunger-captured-among-new-global-goals

SOCIAL PROTECTION.: VITAL TO POVERTY ERADICATION.

https://youtu.be/031pyf5Qg7s

7-DEFINING POINTS TO THE GLOBAL GOALS.

These 7 points are highlighted as keys to the global goals; http://www.theguardian.com/fao-partner-zone/2015/sep/25/seven-defining-points-to-new-global-goals Where do you fit???

ACHIEVING ZERO HUNGER BY 2030.

The role of investments in social protection and agriculture to achieve zero hunger has been highlighted by FAO in this new report:http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4951e.pdf

SOCIAL PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Ahunger free world and poverty free world by 2030 are objectives of the new sustainable development goals,but this can only be achieved by social protection. A new UN study reveals this role of social protection; http://www.theguardian.com/fao-partner-zone/2015/oct/14/social-protection-central-to-sdg-hunger-defeating-plan-says-un?CMP=ema-1702&CMP=

BIRD FLU AND EGG PRODUCTION.

Egg production in the poultry value chain is affected by various factors especially diseases, the bird flu virus being a major culprit.Egg production still very low due to losses incurred during outbreak. Layer farms http://www.agweb.com/article/egg-production-still-low-in-south-dakota-after-bird-flu-NAA-associated-press/

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BIRD FLU ; PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE.

BIRD FLU!!! what are the biosecurity protocols? how do you prepare for an incidence of bird flu? what steps do you take to curb spread of bird flu virus? A training was recently put together in Hong Kong, see details here;http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/36073/hong-kong-holds-avian-flu-preparation-exercise/

BROILERS AND VACCINATION .

.Factors affecting broiler vaccination,http://poultryhealthtoday.com/shift-and-drift-affect-broiler-vaccination-decisions/

HOW TO PREVENT BREACHES IN BIO SECURITY PROTOCOL.

Bio security protocols are simple yet essential activities to prevent entry of infectious agents and curb spread of diseases.These are some of lesson learnt from break of bio security protocol. http://poultryhealthtoday.com/breaches-in-biosecurity-lessons-learned/

LOCAL BIRDS HIT BY BIRD FLU IN GHANA.

Bird flu hits Ghana ; http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/36053/village-birds-hit-by-avian-flu-in-ghana/

Evolution in chicken.

This study shows how traits are passed down chicken genomes, see how a 50 year study opened new doors ;http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/36069/chicken-study-shows-evolution-can-happen-quickly/

BROILERS AND COCCIDIOSIS.

A new technique to manage coccidiosis;http://poultryhealthtoday.com/fine-tuning-rotation-plan-can-improve-coccidiosis-management/

COCCIDIOSIS -MANAGEMENT IN POULTRY VALUE CHAIN.

New methods to cut losses in poultry value chain due to coccidiosis has been unveiled.The new management entails http://poultryhealthtoday.com/new-coccidiosis-management-initiative-aims-reduce-losses/

THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN POULTRY.

The use of antibiotics in poultry is a cause of concern especially because of antibiotic residues and resultant superbugs.The judicious use of antibiotics are highlighted here; http://poultryhealthtoday.com/judicious-antibiotic-use-what-does-it-mean-in-poultry/?utm_source=PHT+eBlast+List&utm_campaign=b5a77e0a0a-Wages_Judicious_Antibiotics10_27_2015&utm_medi

TUBERCULOSIS ; A KILLER DISEASE.

Tuberculosis kills more people than you know,posing an economic threat. Anew data shows trend; http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/respiratory-infections/news/online/%7Bbc474ce1-23b6-4223-9bea-1bceec64f815%7D/tb-kills-more-people-annually-than-any-other-infectious-disease?utm_

APPS,PETS AND VETS.

Vets,pets and apps ,this combination is a new industry that has opened up massive opportunities for other businesses.See how the million dollar company works; http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/mobile-and-wireless/fit-fido-10-apps-to-keep-pets-healthy/d/d-id/1297550

PERSONAL HYGIENE.

Cleanliness is the key to ensure better health,and all levels of hygiene protocols must be strictly imbibed.The benefit of simple hand washing has been shown to cut down disease transmission,so also the use of proper toilets has been shown to reduce incidence of cholera,diarrhea and stomach upset.These have been linked to unsanitary methods of waste disposal and toilet facilities. A new company has emerged to proffer solution; http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b899d272-5090-11e5-8642-453585f2cfcd.html?ftcamp=Traffic/Offsite/Taboola/Sustainable_Development/AudMark#axzz3pzQifXqy

DOGS AND CANCER PATIENTS.

Patients diagnosed with cancer has shown signs of tremendous improvements when their therapy included visits from hospital dogs.The recent study shows that people who had such visits from dogs improved faster than patients who did not have such visits. This has been reported for years ,but this new study explains hidden links to the therapy; http://gizmodo.com/therapy-dogs-really-do-help-cancer-patients-1738523313

PETS,VETS AND PHONES.

The telecommunication era has made the world a global village. Every business can be reached on a telecommunication device and services also rendered with the aid of these gadgets. Economic growth is hinged on the interrelationship of these industries with the telecommunication aspect.The era of papers and pens has moved to clicks and dials,and all companies have apps that provide their services to customers. Every segment of the economy has tapped into this growth even the agriculture and veterinary services are not left behind.There is a new collaboration between pet owners,vets and dog food merchants . Telecommunication has bridged the divide;

ANIMAL CRUELTY.

NO TO ANIMAL CRUELTY. Love your pets or get slammed.This woman has been slammed for neglect of her horses; http://www.thehorse.com/articles/36639/virginia-woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty

ANTHRAX.

Anthrax is a zoonotic disease,characterized by bleeding/blood oozing from all orifices.The spores are deadly and as such post mortem is not done on cases.The spores have even been used as war weapons.The disease has been confirmed in a farm, that had a similar case over 20 years.This shows how viable the spores can be in the environment; see more http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-34647511

EARLY DETECTION OF TUBERCULOSIS..

Tuberculosis a zoonotic disease and debilitating disease characterized by cough,muscle wasting,immuno suppression e.t.c.The prognosis of case is based on early detection,availability of drugs and frequency of use. The early detection of tuberculosis is vital to the success of treatment. A new study has shown a new method for early detection,read more; http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/respiratory-infections/news/online/%7Bc3837a71-6a73-437d-8175-993ccd395e5a%7D/novel-assay-detects-tb-in-early-stages-of-disease?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=infectious%20disease%20news

IVERMECTIN DISRUPTS MALARIA TRANSMISSION.

New studies has shown that ivermectin ,can disrupt the transmission cycle in malaria. Ivermectin, a common endo and ecto parasitic agent,has been shown to reduce incidence of malaria. The study conducted by a team ;http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/zoonotic-infections/news/online/%7B1d049fb1-4e96-42d4-8d92-906425f0ea06%7D/ivermectin-interrupts-malaria-transmission-in-mosquitoes?utm_source=mae

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FEEDING SNAILS !!!

Feeding snails is easy ,but could be very complex if care is not taken and ants invade the snailery because of wrong feed or wrong feed presentation. Snails eat by rasping the feed by their radulla.The radulla are teeth -like,performing the function of teeth.Snails must be presented with finely grounded or succulent feed. The common snail feeds are fruits and leaves.They can also thrive on agricultural waste such as blood meal.Poultry feed finely grounded can also be provided,and water must be made available. The common feeds include;1) compounded broiler/layer/grower feed. 2) calcium sources for shell development are....oyster shells,chalk(grounded),limestone. 3)protein sources..blood meal,fish meal. 4)grounded maize,groundnut cake. 5) pawpaw,cocoyam,banana peels. 6)cooked potato or yam. 7)leaves of banana,cassava,potato. Water is provided in shallow dishes and must be cool and fresh. The feed must be fresh,finely grounded and have low fibre content.The temperature in the snailery must not be high to ensure snails are comfortable and feed properly.

CAT LOVERS.# WORLD CAT DAY!!!

PET INSURANCE ANALYSIS.

. The insurance connection # inter-relationship.

VACCINATION FOR BROILERS.

The vaccination protocol is not as cumbersome as for laying flock but are also essential as the market date is 42 days(7 weeks). VACCINATION. a) day 1......intra ocular( new castle disease vaccine) b) day 3-5.......Coccidiosis vaccine. c) day 7.......1st Gumboro. d) day 11-13....vitamins. e) day 14.....2nd Gumboro f) day 21.....lasota.

PET INSURANCE SAVES THE DAY!!!

Pet lover/responsible pet owners keep their dogs safe and ensure they have adequate veterinary services.Pet ownership is much more than fancy dressing,you need to insure them. read how insurance cover saved this dog;http://www.embracepetinsurance.com/blog/surgery-vicious-dog-attack

PET INSURANCE:A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY!!!

Pet lovers and owners are so attached to their pets,and will do all that is possible to ensure better health for their pets.There are various animals that pet lovers consider as pets; these include rabbits,dogs,cats,monkeys,parrots,tortoise,peacock,stork and certain reptiles to name a few.These pets can come down with diseases that can be life threatening and the only way to ensure that the pets have a new lease of life is to provide quality care which is usually expensive. The role of the insurance company in the pet world is to ensure adequate cover for pets and pet owners.The insurance sector usually operates several plans that the pet owners choose from and enjoy benefits. The insurance cover is usually divided into the following plans; 1)pay-as-you -visit-plan. 2) silver plan, 3)bronze 4) gold plan.The premium and benefits of these plans vary,it all depends on outlined scope of diseases it covers.The general way the plans work is that a fixed amount is paid to specified insurance companies that are linked to participating vet hospitals, where pet owners can access veterinary care as stipulated by their plan. FACTORS CONSIDERED FOR THE POLICY; like the normal insurance there are scopes of operation which must be verified before you pay for the cover.These include 1) age 2) breed 3) susceptibility to certain diseases and 4) prognosis of certain conditions 5) value of dog: cover. When all conditions are fulfilled,the pet owner is sure of quality vet care for pets.The premium could be paid monthly or quarterly depending on the policy and the insurance company pays participating vet hospitals agreed fees for services rendered. Love pets # get them covered # excellent vet care.The participation of insurance firms in the animal world will definitely stimulate economic growth.When pets are acquired,they are registered and insured,this data base will be a planning and monitoring tools.

FEEDING BROILERS FOR PROFIT.

The feeding cost in broiler production accounts for over 70% the cost of production,hence proper feeding and management technique will ensure success in the venture.The feed efficiency also refers to feed conversion ratio is the amount of feed consumed by broiler to produce a unit of flesh.The feed efficiency of broiler is 2:1, that is for every 2kg of feed consumed a kg of flesh is expected.The lower the feed conversion ratio the better the feed efficiency. FACTORS AFFECTING FEED CONVERSION RATIO. 1) The broiler breeds are bred basically for meat,and the male broilers grow faster than the females.The males utilize the feed properly hence its better to raise males separate from females to save cost. 2)The females given same feed dont grow at same rate,their feed utilization is poor. 3)The age is another factor, after 8weeks the feed conversion ratio becomes poor.The birds consume more feed and they dont grow at expected rate,thus increasing production cost. 4)Nutrition; a balanced ration will stimulate growth,if essential nutrients are missing the feed becomes incomplete.The broiler diet consists of broiler starter which is 24% protein and 3000kcal energy and the finisher has 20% protein and 3200 kcal.If your feed is improperly mixed,the essential nutrients will not be available for growth and development. Feed that excludes certain nutrients will not ensure growth, and feed with excess salt will not ensure any growth and development. 5) Health of the flock; diseases affect growth and development of the birds.Diseases that affects the intestinal lining will result in mal absorption of feed,thus stunting growth.Disease causing nonabsorption/malabsorption of feed should be prevented. Common diseases that result in mal absorption such as coccidiosis,enteritis,toxicosis,worms and nutritional deficiency. These diseases are prevented by strict bio security protocols,vaccinations and medications and vitamin supplements. When all protocols are adhered to then,the venture will be very successful.