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Monday, 10 December 2018

Some Common Disease of Farm Animals

Farm animals - Disease - Agent - Control

• Cattle , sheep , goat - Rinderpest: Very contagious and fatal - Virus - Vaccination; Slaughtering infected animals

• Cattle - Bovine dermatophilosis: Affects the skin forming scabs; affects productivity - Bacteria - Culling affected animals ; rearing resistant cattle like N' dama

• Poultry - New castle disease: Affects respiratory and nervous systems; decreases productivity - Virus - Vaccination; destroying affected fowls

• Poultry - Coccidiosis: Affects intestines and caeca; causes death eventually - Protozoan - Keep healthy fowls from dropping of affected ones; give Coccidiostats, chemicals that prevent an attack of the disease
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