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Category: Animal Health

Livestock-Off-Take Program

Marsabit has begun the awaited Lovestock Off-take programme in efforts to help farmers deal with the major drought. The principal secretary of the State department…

How to keep your cows comfortable

The following tips will help you provide housing that gives your cows maximum comfort. Maximum comfort, translates to savings through increased milk production, reduced in­juries…

How not to medicate your animals

Modern medicine can be traced to the beginning of the 19th century. However, since antiquity, humans have always grappled with the question of diseases and…

Disease management and how it affects Milk quality

Importance of disease management in dairy sector According to Dr Menjo, there is a need to restructure the flow in veterinary services. Disease management is…

Profits in Commercial Dairy Farming

Migrating from rural areas to towns to look for jobs is a norm. However, relocating from the village to farm in the urban centres sounds…

Organic Farming

Meat is often more looked after at buffets instead of vegetables and fruits, and why is that? It is because protein as a nutrient is…

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…

Kenya, Tanzania rank high on animal welfare in Africa

Kenya and Tanzania have edged out other African countries on animal welfare ranking, a new report shows. Releasing the Animal Protection Index (API) 2020 report,…

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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