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How to deal with ticks on your livestock

Of all the animal parasites, ticks are one of the most stubborn. They are a menace and can cause havoc. They transmit some of the…

Brucellosis in animals: Symptoms and Prevention

Brucellosis: What you need to know Brucellosis is a debilitating zoonotic disease. Since it affects both humans and animals, it is a disease of immense…

How properly medicate your livestock

By Dr Nderitu Nyaga   Modern medicine, as practised today, can be traced to the beginning of the 19th century. However, since antiquity, humans have…

What you should know about poultry vaccines

Vaccination is the introduction of an inactivated disease-causing agent (vaccine) into an animal to stimulate the production of antibodies within it and create immunity. Poultry…

Mass camel deaths ‘not caused by coronavirus’

The camel deaths reported recently in the northern Kenya counties are not as a result of the coronavirus disease, the government has confirmed. The animals…

Why dogs bite during the rainy seasons

In Kenya, most dog bites happen during the rainy seasons of March – May and October – November. This is because the seasons coincide with…

Mistakes you are likely to make when you diagnose your animals online

With the advent of technology and unprecedented communication media, there has been an influx of virtual farmers and those who seek services from professionals virtually….

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