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Documentation of ethno-veterinary practices

The Ethno-veterinary medicine (¬EVM¬¬¬¬) is a system of cure and treatment of animals, based on folk beliefs, traditional knowledge, skills, methods and practices, which are handed down orally from generations to generations. EVM is very popular among poor farmers of the developing world and now gaining popularity in the developed …

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Endoparasitic threats to layer industry in Punjab

During the last few decades, poultry production has become an important sector of the livestock economy worldwide. In Pakistan, every rural family and almost every 5th urban family is associated with poultry production. According to a survey report, about 66 per cent of Pakistan natives are deficient in their proteins …

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Weekly Overview: New Year, Same Challenges?

  A new year has begun but the old challenges have not gone away, writes Jackie Linden. The US food safety agency has been criticised for its handling of an outbreak of foodborne disease apparently emanating from one poultry processing plant. In the EU, there will be greater responsibility for …

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Pakistan’s Poultry Industry; Most Vibrant Sector

PAKISTAN – The nation’s poultry industry involves 1.5 million people and accounts for almost 10 per cent of livestock growth, according to a leading academic in Lahore. Lahore University’s Veterinary and Animal Science Vice Chancellor, Professor Talat Naseer Pasha, has said that poultry is the most vibrant sector in Pakistan …

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Evaluation of Soybean Meal Source and Particle Size on Broiler Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Gizzard Development

Two experiments at the Prestage Department of Poultry Science examine the interactions between maize and soybean particle sizes, nutrient digestibility and broiler growth. Gizzard weight was more affected by the particle size of the maize in the diet than the soybean meal. Although there have been several reports concerning the …

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Animal rearing

‘Livestock’ are defined, in part, by their end purpose as the production of food, fiber and/or labor. The economic value of livestock includes: Meat the production of a useful form of dietary protein and energy Dairy products  Mammalian livestock can be used as a source of milk, which can in turn easily be processed …

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Impact of Lighting Types on Broiler Performance

A study at the University of Delaware shows that broiler performance in terms of breast and body weights was similar for two poultry-specific LED lamps and incandescent lamps and better than for CCFL. Alternative lighting has the potential to reduce electrical consumption, but questions remain as to the impact on …

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