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SS3: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Crop Improvement | Week 1
    9 Topics
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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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  • Terms Used In Animal Health
    • Pests, Pathogens, Vectors, Parasites, Inoculation, Vaccination, Drenching, etc.

Below are some terminologies used in Animal Health;

1. Pests: Pests are organisms which through their feeding habits cause physical damage and/or discomfort to other organisms called hosts. Examples of pests are mites, lice, ticks, houseflies, mosquitoes, sand flies and tsetse flies.

2. Pathogens: Pathogens are microorganisms that cause disease in farm animals. Examples of pathogens are bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa.

3. Vectors: Vectors are also pests which besides causing physical damage to the hosts, transmit disease-causing organisms to farm animals. Examples of vectors are tsetse flies, ticks, mites and fleas.

4. Parasites: A parasite is a living organism, which depends on host animals for its nutrition either at some stage or at all stages of its life. As a result of this, it causes injury or harm to farm animals. Ectoparasites like ticks live on the outside of their host, and endoparasites such as tapeworms live inside their host.

 

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