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close this bookAnimal Husbandry - Initial Environmental Assessment Series No. 2 (NORAD, 1994)
close this folderPart I: General account
Open this folder and view contents1 Characteristics of animal husbandry projects
Open this folder and view contents2 The environment affected by the project
Open this folder and view contents3 Possible environmental impacts
View the document4 Relevant literature
View the documentGlossary

Glossary

Animal manure unit

= unit for amount of manure

Bedouins

= nomadic tribes inhabiting the deserts of Arabia and North Africa

Boma

= enclosure for a herd of animals (often with dwellings)

Browse

= graze on shrubs

Crawl

= enclosure for a herd of animals

Cultivated pasture

= land that has been tilled or prepared for grazing

Dipping

= bathing of animals in water containing insecticides, especially against ticks ("dips" = bath)

Feedlot

= pen for fattening animals

FAO

= Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

ICARDA

= International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

ICLARM

= International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management

ILCA

= International Livestock Centre for Africa (Addis Ababa)

ILRAD

= International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (Nairobi)

ITC

= International Trypanotolerance Centre (Gambia)

Livestock

= domestic animals

Masai

= a people living in East Africa, noted as competent livestock keepers

Monogastrics

= animals having one stomach

Pastoralism

= rearing of animals on grazing land

Phytate

= organically bound phosphorus (P), hexaphosphorus-inositol

Protozoan

= uninucleate animal

Ranch

= large farm for rearing grazers

Range

= area in which plants or animals grow or live

Ruminant

= animal that chews the cud

Savanna

= flat grassy plain (pampas in South America)

Spraying

= sprinkling of livestock with insecticides (especially against ticks)

Stall feeding

= keeping and feeding animals in a stall

Steppe

= flat grassy plain

Tick

= mite that attaches itself to the skin of animals

Tsetse fly

= fly transmitting the pathogens of sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis)

Turkana

= a people living by Lake Turkana in Kenya

Zebu

= Indian type of cattle (Bos indicus)

Zero grazing

= indoors feeding/the animals are fed with cut grass