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SS3: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Crop Improvement | Week 1
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    1 Quiz
  2. Animal Improvement | Week 2
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Animal Health Management I - Introduction | Week 3
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Animal Health Management II | Week 4
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Animal Health Management III | Week 5
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Aquaculture | Week 6
    11 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Apiculture or Bee-keeping | Week 7
    10 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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  • Factors that could predispose animals to diseases:
    • Health status of animals, Nutrition, Management etc.

The infection of farm animals by organisms causing disease depends on many factors known as predisposing or stressing factors. These factors can reduce the resistance of a host to a disease. Therefore, predisposing factors may refer to factors that make an animal to be prone to disease attack.

These factors include:

1. Health Status of the Animal: If the animal is weak as a result of a previous illness or if the animal is overworked, it will easily be affected by another disease.

2. Nutrition: The level of feeding both in terms of quality (balanced diet) and quantity affects the animals. Thus, good feeding increases the resistance of animals against the outbreak of any disease.

 

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