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Vet World. 2011; 4(2): 64-67


Ostrich Management practices in three states of Northern Nigeria

W. P. Mshelia, P. A. Abdu, A. M. Abdussamad, A. M. Wakawa, A. I. Malumfashi.

Abstract
The study was conducted to identify management practices associated with ostrich farming in Kano, Kaduna and Plateau States of Nigeria. Seven farms were purposively selected as units of analysis. Primary data were generated by means of a pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaire, administered to the sampled respondents. A simple inductive statistics was applied to the primary data. The result reveals a commercial production of ostrich by 86 % with all the farms engaged in production of other livestock species. Similarly, all the farms had shelter for chicks and breeders which were all erected using wire mesh and poles at above 5 feet fencing level. More over, 100 % of the farms were densely stocked (below 500 m2 for a pair of ostrich) with facilities below recommended levels. The result also showed that 100 % of the farms compound feed locally using premix without no providing grit and low (14 %) usage of succulent feed. About 29 % of the farms use endoparasitic and anthelminthic drugs as health management practices. On the reproductive practices, only trio (29 %) and colony (71 %) configurations were practiced. The prominent biosecurity measures include division of farm into disease control unit (100 %) and employee enlightenment (86 %).

Key words: Farm Management, Reproduction, Nutrition, Housing pattern.



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