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Goat production and supply chain management in the tropics.

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This 288-page-book consists of eight chapters and is a practical manual for goat production systems covering: breeding and selection (chapters 1-3), feeding based on available crops and resources (chapter 4), and targeted preventative health care for increased productivity and income (chapters 5-8). It outlines best practice and strategies for setting up a farm, overcoming challenges, increasing m...

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 137)

Health management.

This chapter presents methods to develop an effective healthcare plan and the implementation of biosecurity measures, vaccination, deworming, body condition and disease diagnosis. The methods to maintain perfect records for each animal regarding medication, production, breeding and culling are also discussed. Although the goat is a highly adaptive small ruminant, it still needs simple shelter facilities to survive in adverse climatic conditions.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Goat production challenges to food security. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Prospects and strategies of genetic resources. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 86) Reproduction management. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 106) Nutritional management. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 199) Herd management. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 220) Production system characterization and development. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 255) Goat products supply chains. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.