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Livestock

This section on livestock includes all animals that are farmed, as well as insects such as bees. Fish and other aquatic animals are covered in the fisheries and aquaculture section.  

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Animal Husbandry

This mainly focuses on herd animals such as cows, buffalo, goats and sheep but also includes other animals such as...

Beekeeping

Beekeeping or apiculture is a long practiced activity in many parts of the world but is often done with very simple...

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Crocodile Culture - সম্ভাবনাময় কুমির

  • fact sheet
  • Bangla

Crocodile culture: may be a prospective practice.

Published by Practical Action Bangladesh on 01/01/11

Newcastle Disease and Avian Flu - Umkhuhlane weNewcastle leAvian Flu

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Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published by Practical Action on 10/30/13

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Publications

From Practical Action Publishing

A Field Manual of Camel Diseases
The manual details some 80 major camel diseases and conditions, ranging from abortions to wry neck syndrome.
Ethnoveterinary Medicine
This volume contains some 700 abstracts from around the world relating to peoples animal healthcare, otherwise known as ethnoveterinary medicine.
Improving Food Security
This book discusses in a practical way the participative assessment of malnutrition and food security problems, how to improve nutrition, food and livestock markets, water supplies, finance, and co-operation between NGOs and governments, as well as the importance of strengthening local preparedness for famine prevention.
Improving Goat Production in the Tropics
This book explains the theory of goat-keeping using practical, step-by-step guidelines.
Livestock and Land-use Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper reports on the preliminary analysis of data from extensive low-level aerial surveys and ground studies of livestock and land use in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Chad.
Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises.
Living with Uncertainty
This book examines the management of policy implications of this new ecological thinking for pastoral development in dryland areas.
Participatory Livestock Research
This book is the first to offer an introduction to participatory research for livestock development.
Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa
An in-depth, evidence-based investigation of livestock marketing in Eastern Africa which approaches the issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including anthropology, economics, geography, and rangeland ecology.
Restocking Pastoralists
This book responds to the previous failures of restocking projects by promoting a new client-driven approach.
Saving Lives and Livelihoods
Saving Lives and Livelihoods is a brief and readable account of the successful work undertaken by the Operation Lifeline Sudan Livestock Programme.
Village Animal Healthcare
This book describes three Intermediate Technology programmes built from local knowledge.

From Agromisa http://www.agromisa.org/
Agromisa is a Dutch non-profit organisation affiliated with the Agricultural University of Wageninen in the Netherlands which aims to strengthen self-reliance of the rural populations in the South.

Back-yard rabbit keeping in the tropics
Back-yard rabbit keeping in the tropics PDF
Dairy cattle husbandry
Dairy cattle husbandry PDF
Duck keeping in the tropics
Duck keeping in the tropics PDF
Establishing & managing waterpoints for livestock
Establishing & managing waterpoints for livestock PDF
Ethnoveterinary medicine
Ethnoveterinary medicine PDF
Goat keeping in the tropics
Goat keeping in the tropics PDF
Improving hatching and brooding in small-scale poultry keeping
Improving hatching and brooding in small-scale poultry keeping PDF
Pig farming in the tropics
Pig farming in the tropics PDF
Small-scale chicken production
Small-scale chicken production PDF
Snail farming
Snail farming PDF
Zoonoses Diseases transmitted from animals to humans
Zoonoses PDF Diseases transmitted from animals to humans

Other resources

IGAD Livestock Information Portal http://www.igad-data.org/

Feedipedia - Animal Feed Resources Information System
http://www.feedipedia.org/
An on-line encyclopedia of animal feeds. Feedipedia is an open access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1400 worldwide livestock feeds. It is managed jointly by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO.
 

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