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Giving your animals inoculations – part 4

When injecting your animals, always consult a vet if you don't know what you're doing. This week, we look at the consequences of badly administered injections and the importance of...

Giving your animals inoculations – part 3

When it comes to inoculating your animals, you have to know what you're doing, or you'll hurt the animal. This week, we look at the different ways of giving injectionsIssue...

Giving your animals inoculations – part 2

Some medicines and vaccines can only be given to animals by injection. But you must know what you're doing, otherwise you can hurt the animal.

Giving your animals innoculations – part 1

An injection is the best method of administering certain medicines and vaccine. But when it's not given properly, an injection can do more harm than good.

Tick-borne diseases in goats and sheep

Tick-borne diseases can cause major animal losses. This week we look at how to identify heartwater.

How to tell if your chickens have NCD

This bird disease is highly contagious, especially to domestic poultry. Death rates are high and no treatment is available.

Cattle – part 9

Breeding management is important if you want to get the best out of your herd.

Calving and pregnancy in cattle – part 1

Cattle occupy a unique role in human history and some consider cattle the oldest form of wealth. One of the ways to get your cattle to multiply and your wealth...

Managing a sow – part 2

A sow is a female pig used for breeding, and a healthy female can give six or more litters. This week we look at handling a pregnant sow.

Castrating your beef calves – part 2

This issue we look at three more ways to castrate your beef calves – rubber rings, open wound and the short-scrotum method.

Castrating your beef calves

Castration stops a bull calf’s testicles working so that it can’t reproduce, and also prevents the production of male hormones.

Diarrhoea in sheep and goats – part 1

How to identify and treat diarrhoea in animals.


pumpkin fly maggot damage

Watch out for these common vegetable pests

Pests are an ongoing threat to vegetables, and need to be controlled effectively and timeously to prevent damage to the crop.

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