Both cowpea and groundnut can be grown in flat beds or on ridges, depending on the field conditions.
For cowpea, a spacing of 75 cm between the rows and 20 cm between plants within the rows is used for the medium maturing varieties; spacing of 50 cm between the rows and . . . → Read More: Method Of Planting Cowpea And Groundnut Seed Crops
Raccoons are often carriers of rabies. Photo by Darkone on Wikimedia commons.
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals . . . → Read More: Rabies: Overview and treatment
The reduction of disease in wild mammalian and avian populations by human intervention has been effective in some instances (e.g., rabies in foxes, brucellosis in bison, botulism in ducks), for which active management practices have been employed (Peterson et al. 1991; Grenfell and Dobson 1995; Wobeser 1997).
The ability to control diseases . . . → Read More: Attempts at Disease Control in Ecosystems
When conditions are green and pasture is growing, controlling the expression of footrot is the best option. The objective is to limit production losses and reduce the prevalence of sheep with footrot. Control is best achieved with either foot-bathing, vaccination, or a combination of both, depending on . . . → Read More: Control and eradication of footrot, lice and OJD in sheep
During 2001 and 2002, the Animal Disease Surveillance Unit (ADSU) participated in a number of on-farm investigations for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in farmed elk. Our Unit’s involvement has been triggered by two circumstances, namely:
1. where it is suspected that a premise will be designated as highly contaminated, or
2. where the apparent . . . → Read More: Unraveling the Mysteries of CWD