Livestock production: Spotting the first signs of disease

Observing your livestock’s general health costs nothing and you don’t need special equipment – but it can save your animals’ lives. It takes very good stockmanship to spot abnormal behaviour in your animals. Daily observation of normal behaviour and a step-by-step investigative approach if they do not behave as usual.…

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Livestock production: Spotting the first signs of disease
Write down what you observe about the forage your flock is eating. Make notes on the quality of the forage and the condition of the animals.

Mozambique loses 40% of crops to pests and diseases

Up to 40% of Mozambican crop produce has been lost to pests and plant diseases since April 2017, the government has said. Government Spokesperson Ana Comoana said the maize crop has been besieged by fall armyworm, while coconut plantations have been ravaged by yellow-leaf plague. Banana plantations are reportedly under…

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FAO trains African vets in livestock disease surveillance and control

At least 1 078 veterinary health professionals from 13 African countries are among the 4 700 trained by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture and Organisation (FAO) to strengthen the developing countries’ capacity to manage livestock disease outbreaks. In a statement, the FAO said with funding from the United States…

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