Pig Food Digestion – Organs, their Functions & Enzymes

The nutritional aspects of pig management involve a consideration of the digestive system of the pig. More so, the factors affecting digestion, feed composition, pretreatment of feeds, and nutritional requirements during the different stages or phases of life. The formulation and balancing of nutrients in pig rations and feeding management are very essential for efficient … Read more Pig Food Digestion – Organs, their Functions & Enzymes

Hemp Seed Oil & Treats for Pets – Uses and Benefits

Centuries ago, Cannabis was grown as a crop, but today, it has deviated. The hemp (Cannabis Indica or Indian hemp mostly) is used for the production of hashish, and its cultivation (as marijuana) is now less criticized because of the inherent health benefits of this plant. Cultivation as a crop plant for the extraction of … Read more Hemp Seed Oil & Treats for Pets – Uses and Benefits

Sisal Plant – Cultivation, Processing and Uses

Sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine) is a monocotyledonous crop from which leaf fibers are extracted without retting. The leaves provide the most important of the world’s hard fibers, I.e. fibers so coarse that they can only be made into twine and rope. It is a naturally occurring pentaploid hybrid. Sisal is produced in Africa in Tanzania, … Read more Sisal Plant – Cultivation, Processing and Uses

How to Use Peppermint Oil against insects and Infections on Pets

What is Peppermint oil extract Peppermint is one of the best essential oils to kill parasites at home. It’s an aromatic oil that’s extracted from the peppermint leaves, and commonly used to kill flea eggs on Pets and around the house. It’s scent is known to keep mosquito and flies away. While peppermint oil is … Read more How to Use Peppermint Oil against insects and Infections on Pets

Antibiotics in Pig Production – Benefits and Concerns

Although good pig management practice can help to minimize disease outbreak in swine, diseases are inevitable just like in humans. Common pig problems are difficulty in breathing, cough, runny nose or pneumonia, and the over-the-counter antibiotics drugs can help with these diseases. It has become common to add small quantities of antibiotics into diets for … Read more Antibiotics in Pig Production – Benefits and Concerns

How Pets can help the Health of Seniors and Retirees

Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the world that make people happy and live healthier. For the senior citizens and retirees who are always found living alone, they should have companion animals. Owning a dog, for example, may not directly extend your life but the regular interaction with pets will improve your … Read more How Pets can help the Health of Seniors and Retirees