Livestock Ruminants and Monogastrics

To discuss clinical and public health issues in the care of livestock ruminants and monogastrics including sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and horses

August 27, 2017

For the love of Meat and ‘Inu Eran’; You must read this!

  Can you see this liver with worms?   And this liver infected with Tuberculosis? You might just be eating this as your meat and inu-eran!!! […]
February 8, 2017

Tips on avoiding Bloat in Cattle

  Not many things scare cattle farmers more than BLOAT. It comes on quickly when cattles and small ruminants go to new, lush legume pastures, especially […]
December 12, 2016

Caution! The Dangers of Fumigation

Fumigation is the spraying of certain dangerous chemicals to disinfect your environment or kill pests such as cockroaches, ticks, bugs, termites, rats, etc. It is a […]
December 5, 2016

Top 5 Profitable Small Scale Livestock Farming Businesses In Nigeria

Are you considering getting involved in businesses that are different from your regular job? Are you looking for extra cash? Are you considering farming so as […]
November 18, 2016

Animal Cruelty: Top 5 acts that must Stop!

Animal cruelty is also commonly known as animal abuse or animal neglect. It occurs where there is intentional infliction of suffering or harm by humans upon […]
October 11, 2016

Pigs; Are these myths about them true?

This post was adapted from BBC Earth and written by Henry Nicholls Myth: Pigs sleep and root in faeces. Pigs sweat like pigs. Pigs are filthy animals. […]
September 30, 2016

Mastitis in Cows

What is Mastitis? Mastitis is the inflammation of the mammary gland and udder tissue (in layman terms, the “breast” of an animal from where milk is […]
July 14, 2016

OUR ABATTOIRS NEED URGENT ATTENTION NOW!

OUR ABATTOIRS NEED URGENT ATTENTION NOW! Ever wondered where exactly our meat (beef, goat meat, pork etc.) comes from? Of course, that is easy to answer, […]
June 2, 2016

Dermatophilosis (Kirchi) in Livestock Animals

In a previous post, we discussed a skin condition called Mange, that is especially common in small pet and domestic animals and caused by mites. Now, we will […]
May 10, 2016

First Aid tips for Fractures in Animals

First Aid tips for Fractures in Animals Fractures simply mean broken bones. The break in bones may be a complete break or a partial break meaning […]
April 27, 2016

Would you like some Goat Milk?

When you consider milk and milk production, your first thoughts would be that of milk produced from cows. There is no doubt that cows are the […]
April 23, 2016

Caring for orphaned new-born animals

If you have been in a situation with an orphaned animal (puppy, kid, kitten, calf, foal), you will understand the cause for great concern that this […]
April 6, 2016

Is it a Wormy World for your Livestock Animals?

We first discussed about worms last week when we discussed the negative health effects of Cysticercosis and Taeniasis in pigs and humans. We have since been […]