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Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) has also given ECHO permission to host their excellent publications. One of these books is Raising Healthy Poultry. This resource is an extensive, 140 page resource within CVM’s “Raising Healthy Animals Series." It has detailed information about the following topics in poultry rearing:

  • Poultry shelters 
  • Breeding (both meat and egg-type poultry)
  • Feeding systems and options
  • Medical care, both preventative and reactionary
  • Basic economic considerations

You will also find information on raising bees, fish, goats, and sheep.

13 Issues in this Publication (Showing 1 - 10)

Raising Healthy Sheep

This handbook will help the sheep producer select production goals, select the type of sheep most suitable for a particular area, and will serve as a guide for the production of healthy sheep.Sheep are one of the most common livestock and among the first to be domesticated. They are very adaptable and will produce milk, fiber and meat under a wide range of environmental conditions and management systems.This manual covers the main principles of sheep production and management with an emphasis on disease prevention. The production of high quality products is also discussed. This handbook will help the sheep producer select production goals, select the type of sheep most suitable for a particular area, and will serve as a guide for the production of healthy sheep.

Raising Healthy Goats - 2006-01-20

The author's sincere desire in preparing this booklet is that it will serve to be readily used as a reference and aid in the raising of goats.  Veterinary information and assistance are in short supply or nonexistent in many areas of the world.  The author has endeavored to write this booklet in a brief style, touching on the most important diseases and conditions and providing appropriate dosages, treatments and recommendations.

Disease and Parasite Prevention - 2006-01-20

Why do our farm animals get sick and how can we keep them healthy?" This is a question veterinarians and other specialists who work with small farmers hear frequently. Most of these farmers work very hard, giving time, effort, and loving care to their animals in the hope that their farm will be more productive. Yet very often their animals and poultry are much less healthy and productive than they could be. In this small book are suggestions for raising healthier animals on small farms. While not all of these methods will apply in every area or situation, much of the information can be of help on most farms. If these principles are applied, livestock health and farm efficiency will improve.

Slaughter and Preservation of Meat - 2005-01-20

All countries have animals that are raised as a source of nutrition. It may be an individually raised animal, or a small herd, that meets the need of meat protein for the people. With this comes a means of slaughter. The proper methods for preparation of meat for human consumption are important to maintain proper human health. The proper sanitation, as well as the proper inspection of the animal and its meat, is provided in this book to prevent the spread of diseases to humans.This book is intended to assist the small farmer, agricultural worker, or aid worker in the proper methods of slaughter of meat animals and in the preservation of meat products. Topics addressed are Sanitation, Humane Treatment of Animals, Pre and Post-slaughter conditions, Processing, Preservation and Storage and include cattle, pigs, poultry, rabbits, goats, sheep and other small ruminants.

Raising Healthy Cattle - 2004-01-20

Cattle play important role in animal protein production for two reasons; first, the unique ruminant digestive system utilizes forage for food and secondary, much of the world offers marginal grazing systems on land not suitable for crop production. These feedstuffs would not be utilized were it not for the ruminants.

Raising Healthy Fish - 2004-01-20

This booklet was prepared as an aid for people working in areas where there are limited resources for information and assistance.  CVM's main purpose is to provide some common basic practices for fish farmers to use, in order to establish a good, sound and economically viable aquaculture.

Raising Healthy Honey Bees - 2003-01-20

Why do people keep honey bees? The simple answer is that honey bees produce honey and wax and improve the value of crops by pollinating flowers. The wax and honey may be consumed in the home or sold on the open market for cash. Keeping honey bees is the only type of farming that can be done profitably without owning land. Beekeeping can be done by anyone with fairly good health and strength.

Zoonoses - Animal Diseases That Affect Man - 2001-01-20

Specific diseases and parasites usually affect animals within, or closely related to, the same species. Only a relatively few cross over to humans, called Zoonoses; however when this happens, the outcome can be very serious.

Raising Healthy Horses - 2000-01-20

This book has the same information as the first edition, but with some of the language simplified for those who are reading English as a second language. It includes a glossary of terms. It covers all aspects of horse care from selection of healthy equines, to equine first aid and dental care.

Drugs and their Usage - 1998-01-19

Making the correct diagnosis is the most important part of treating an animal or flock, but this can often be a complicated and difficult task. This book is designed to aid the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in making knowledgeable and well-thought-out decisions for the treatment of animals. All the details about medicines and dosages cannot be remembered, thus everyone needs a reference book to look up important information. The book starts with a section on animal restraint, followed by how to determine dosages and monitor the patient. Then it covers the medicine cabinet and methods of administration. Only then comes the drug formulary, followed by sections on vaccines, control of ectoparasites, tranquilizers and sedatives. This book contains vital information to those administering veterinary drugs.