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A survey to identify the habitat, distribution and to establish breed characteristics, production and reproduction performances of Salem black goats was conducted in farmer’s herds in Tamil Nadu. Salem Black Goats were distributed in Salem, Dharampuri and Erode districts of Tamil Nadu. They were tall animals with a lean body and predominantly black in color...

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Swine producers use feed additives because of most of the studies demonstrated their ability to increase growth rate, improve feed utilization, and reduce mortality and morbidity in weaned pigs. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of organic acid (Citric acid) as feed additive in swine starter diet. One group of Large White Yorkshire piglets were fe...

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Foot and Mouth Diseases (FMD) is an acute febrile, highly contagious viral disease of cloven-footed animals characterized by vesicular eruptions in the epithelium of buccal cavity, tongue, muzzle, feet, teats and udder.

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A research trial was conducted to assess the growth performance of rabbits on Mangifera indica tree leaves partially (25 %) replacing the Desmanthus virgatus green fodder. 20 New Zealand White rabbits of 7 weeks old were randomly divided into two groups with 10 rabbits in each. Group – I rabbits were kept as control, fed with concentrate (70 % DMI) and Desmanthus v...

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Nitrate toxicity in cattle is caused by the consumption of an excessive amount of nitrate or nitrite from crops, hay, silage, weeds, drinking water, lubricating oil and fertilizer etc.

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