• ANIMAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    ANIMAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT

    MEANING OF HEALTH AND DISEASE Health is defined as a state of alertness, freedom from ill-health, accompanied by unhindered growth and productivity of an animal. If an animal’s physiological processes are functioning normally, the farm animal is described as being healthy.   Signs of Good Health in Farm Animals Signs of good health in farm animals are: Contentment. Alertness. Eating with relish and cudding by ruminants. Sleek coat. Pliable and elastic skin. Bright eyes. Pink membranes. Normal body temperature. Normal pulse rate. Normal breathing rate.   Meaning of Disease Disease can be defined as the absence of normal health due to infection (presence of pathogens in the body), nutritional deficiency…

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