Feed additives are products are that are used in animal nutrition in order to improve the quality of feed and the quality of produce from the animal. Feed additives also help boost the overall health of animals and enhance their productivity. There are four main types of feed additives: Sensory Additives: These additives stimulate the […]
Globally, infectious diseases are the leading cause of mortality in man and animals. Infectious diseases of both domestic and wildlife pose a serious health risk to humans as exhibited by the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These infectious diseases can be of zoonotic origin affecting not only human health, but also, animal health and production. Such […]
The most common respiratory diseases in domestic animals are Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in cattle and heaves in horses. CRD is a general term for respiratory disease in cattle caused by a range of factors, singly or in combination. A major cause of economic losses, BRD affects the lower respiratory tract/lungs (pneumonia) or upper respiratory […]
Undesirable quality or bad habits shown by the animals are called vices of animals. Degree of these undesirable qualities vary individually. Sometimes these vices are dangerous either to owner or to the animal. Types of vices in animals Eye rolling, licking, sucking, intersuckling calves, intersuckling by adults, wool pulling, wool eating, head rubbing, kicking and […]
Skin diseases in farm animals are mainly due to bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Endocrine skin diseases , tumor conditions , nutritional skin disease and skin condition due to poisoning are also common in animals. Skin condition where pus formation occurs are mainly due to bacterial infection. Parasitic skin diseases are mainly due to ticks, […]
Wounds refer to injuries that damage or break the skin and/or other tissues in the body, mostly caused due to external factors. Wound in animals can be caused while fighting, insect/animal bites, accidents, injuries caused by fences and barbed wires while grazing, and more. If not cared for immediately, the wound in animals may cause […]
In India, the agricultural sector still prevails heavily. The livestock sector contributes 4.11% GDP and 25.6% of total Agriculture GDP. Thus, livestock has become an integral part of the agricultural sector. However, livestock includes protecting animals from the weather and environment to maintain productivity. It is important to provide shelter to the animals from heavy […]
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