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Membership is open to members of the veterinary profession and those directly associated with it, including: Veterinary practitioners Veterinary students Veterinary practice owners and directors Representatives of veterinary associations Member benefits: Discuss clinical cases and share...
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This is a book which contains all the proven animals, their parentage and how one can acquire them. For registered pedigree grade cattle, its best to consult the KSB. When trading in breeding cattle, it is often found that registration with the Kenya stud book, will more than double the price...
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Hayawi hayawi huwa! Goat semen is now available for purchase at all KAGRC branches at a cost of Ksh.500, to all agents and non-agents. KAGRC is committed to utilize its expertise and professionalism for sustainable livestock productivity. The goat breeds available include: Alpine, Saanen...
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I think this farmer should even quit farming and pursue something else that he shall be more motivated. This is beyond explanations. It's high time farmers value animal welfare.@animal welfare, @vsa_kenya @vetmed_unsa ~via @stookyke on Twitter | Dr Stooky
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Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or...
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Hello am a farmer in nyahururu what vaccine do I give my sheep to prevent abortion
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Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or...
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Diarrhoea – The rapid expulsion of soft, non-formed material from the rectum. Constipation – Impaction of hard, dry feces within the large intestine or rectum, which is difficult or may become impossible for the animal to pass. Tenesmus – Painful, ineffectual straining to pass feces, seen in...
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Depending on the layout and design of a kennel area cats and small patients such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and birds should be housed separately from dogs. Serious thought should be given to the patient’s condition and the effect of the external environment around them. For example, a...
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Esophageal obstruction is a common occurrence in cattle and can occur within the proximal cervical esophagus, at the thoracic inlet or within the thoracic esophagus immediately cranial to the heart base. Etiology Choke can occur when occurs when the esophagus is blocked by food or foreign...
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The main complications of wound healing are: Static or non-healing wound. Haemorrhage. Seroma formation. Infection. Sinus tract formation. Herniation. Wound dehiscence. The factors that above can lead to wound healing complications and failure. These must be assessed and corrected as...
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Absorbable 1. Surgical Gut ‘Catgut’ is made from the submucosa of small intestine of sheep and the intestinal serosa of cattle. There are two types: plain gut, which has no coating, and chromic gut, which has been tanned with chromic salts to slow the rate of absorption and reduce tissue...
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Herniation of a portion of the reticulum through a diaphragmatic rupture causes chronic ruminal tympany, anorexia, and displacement of the heart. Aetiology Most cases of diaphragmatic hernia occur because of weakening of the diaphragm by lesions of traumatic reticuloperitonitis, but...
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The gross appearance of the feces of cattle is not only an indicator of disease of the digestive tract but can provide valuable clues for the differential diagnosis of disease elsewhere. Amount In adult cattle, the passage of ingesta through the digestive tract takes 1.5 to 4 days. Mature...
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Rumination is a complex process and consists of the following: Regurgitation Remastication Insalivation Deglutition Rumination is initiated by the rumination center close to the gastric center in the medulla oblongata. Rumination allows further physical breakdown of feed with the addition of...
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Zoonoses are diseases that are transmissible between vertebrate animals and humans; they may produce different symptoms in humans. The risk of catching a zoonotic disease varies according to the individual’s occupation, frequency and type of contact with animals and geographical location. In...
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Foreign body, tumor, or inflammatory swelling in pharynx or esophagus. Painful condition of pharynx or esophagus. Esophageal obstruction by impacted feed material. Esophageal dilatation caused by paralysis. Esophageal diverticulum. Esophageal spasm at site of mucosal erosion.
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Abdominal distension may be due to pregnancy, abnormal accumulations of food, gas or fluid in the abdominal cavity or herniation of the abdominal wall. Important causes include: Bloat - frothy bloat or free gas bloat Advanced pregnancy - periparturient oedema and/or gravid uterus Vagal...
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This is a problem of excessive riding behaviour. In cattle it can involve animals regardless of age, sex, pregnancy status or stage of the oestrous cycle. It is a more common and serious problem in groups of bulls or steers. In sheep and goats it is more common in groups of entire or castrated...
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A viral disease of cattle and buffalo, transmitted by mosquitoes and midges, and more commonly seen in young, immunologically naïve cattle. It is common in wet seasons, and is occasionally seen more when climatic conditions favour widespread distribution of the insect vectors. Typically...
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