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close this bookBetter Farming Series 09 - Animal Husbandry: Animal Diseases; How Animals Reproduce (FAO - INADES, 1976, 33 p.)
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View the documentPreface
View the documentPlan of work
close this folderAnimal health
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View the documentInjuries
View the documentParasites
close this folderDiseases
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View the documentVaccination
View the documentLooking after ill animals
close this folderReproduction
close this folderHow animals reproduce
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close this folderThe reproductive systems
View the documentThe female
View the documentThe male
View the documentPregnancy and birth
close this folderChoosing breeding animals
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View the documentHow to choose
View the documentCastration
View the documentHow to know your herd
close this folderSelling animals
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View the documentAnimals are sold for their meat.
View the documentAnimals are sold for breeding.
View the documentYoung animals are sold for fattening.
View the documentThe yield of a herd
View the documentFarmers' groups
View the documentSuggested question paper

Plan of work

FIRST WEEK
How to look after animals.
Parasites, injuries and diseases are very bad for a herd.
You must learn how to look after animals well, and know about parasites so as to kill them, how to wash wounds, and get animals vaccinated so that they will not fall ill.
When animals are ill you must see the veterinary assistant or the animal husbandry service.

SECOND WEEK
Reproduction.
Read pages 13 to 24.
In order to improve a herd, you must know how animals reproduce.
What can you do to make a better choice of animals for breeding? How to choose males. How to choose females.
How to look after an animal when it is pregnant and when it gives birth.

THIRD WEEK
Production of meat.
Read pages 25 to 30.
How to prevent the females being covered by the male when they are still too young.
All animals finish at the butchers. So you must try to improve the meat production of all animals.

FOURTH WEEK
Selling animals.
Read pages 31 and 32.
Reread pages 25 to 30.
It is not enough to produce. You have to sell.
How is the sale of animals organized where you live?
Reread all the course.
Answer the question paper.