Animal Breeders Association in Cameroon(ABACam) is a private none governmental organisation formed by Cameroonians who are in to animal husbandry, the association stands to encourage livestock in Cameroon and brings the livestock business in one union all over Cameroon and the world at large. ABACam stands to help people who are into livestock or are still thinking of getting into animal husbandry within Cameroon, Africa and the world in General and it also stand to make the livestock market in and around Cameroon easier.
How it works
- People register to be part of the association , once they register, they are given a membership I.D card from ABACam.
- All important transactions in ABACam should be done through emails (firstname.lastname@example.org). Phone calls are an alternative method of communication, any discussions or agreement made from a phone call should be made official by sending and official email to ABACam (email@example.com).
- A member of ABACam ESCO will call you in the next couple of days to book and appointment…
Why Joint Us?
Do you love animals? Do you want to get into livestock but lack knowledge? Joint ABACam
People who joint animals breeders association will have the above benefits.
1) Raring of animals
2) Encouraging livestock raring in Cameroon
1) Buying & selling both young and ready animals..
Handling and restraining pigs
By the time they are weaned young pigs are too big to be easily lifted. Older pigs can be moved from place to place using pig boards.Pigs are very clever and quick to learn. They can be dangerous.
After studying this unit you should be able to:
1 Safely handle young pigs.
2 Handle older pigs.
3 Restrain the pig.
Handling the young pig
Piglets can be caught from behind and held by grasping the hind leg just above the hock. The small piglet can then be lifted by placing the other hand under the chest and lifting the animal. When holding the piglet always support its weight against you. By the time the piglet is weaned it will be too heavy to lift.
Keeping chickens and ducks
It is not a good practice to allow chickens, ducks and other birds to freely wander around the community to feed and drink whatever they can find.
Providing shelter, food and clean water to these birds will result in more meat and eggs.
Birds can easily become sick and some diseases kill many birds. Veterinary advice on vaccinations to stop diseases is essential.
When you have studied this unit you should know:
1 Traditional ways of keeping birds.
2 Better ways of keeping chickens and ducks.
3 The quality of eggs.
4 Vaccination and veterinary aid for chickens and ducks.
Traditional ways of keeping birds
Many communities keep birds to provide meat and eggs for feasts, weddings and other social activities. Sometimes birds are sold for the extra money needed for urgent medicines or food. Many people in the community may keep birds but with limited good results. This can be because:…
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The female rabbit (doe) does not come into heat (oestrus) as do other animals. The doe will accept the male (buck) at any time of the year.
Does are mature and can breed at 5 to 6 months of age and can continue to have young for 4 years.
The length of pregnancy in the rabbit is 31 days and the doe can produce from 1 to 12 young each time she gives birth. She can become pregnant again within a few days of giving birth. However it is not good practice to allow the doe to become pregnant straight after giving birth. It is better to mate the doe when her young (litter) are 4 weeks old so that they are 8 weeks old when the next litter is born. In this way one doe can produce 6 litters a year.
Two weeks after mating you can feel the young through the side of the doe’s belly…
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Guinea pig, (Cavia porcellus), a domesticated species of South American rodent belonging to the cavy family (Caviidae). It resembles other cavies in having a robust body with short limbs, large head and eyes, and short ears. The feet have hairless soles and short sharp claws. There are four toes on the forefeet and three on the hind feet. Several breeds of domesticated guinea pigs exist, which are sometimes grouped by coat texture and hair length. The term guinea pig is also used colloquially to refer to a person who serves as a test subject in an experiment.
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Who eats what
Animals are divided into three groups:
· Carnivores which eat meat,
e.g. dog, lion
· Omnivores which eat meet end plants,
· Herbivores which eat plants
e.g. cow, horse
The digestive system of omnivores and carnivores is as described in Unit 3. In herbivores the digestive system is very large because they eat large amounts of grass.
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ABACam organizes seminars periodically to educate it’s registered members on specific aspects, once ABA gets into your community, a seminar is held, once there is a new outbreak in a society, ABACam organized an educative seminars to educate the people of the society on the protectives measures to use. ABACam also gives preventives accessories to its members in seminars.
ABACam provides a livestock market all over Cameroon and the world at large and provide educational benefits for breeders. You can talk to one of our representative on WhatsApp to know if you can get animals in your area.
Below are blog posts from ABA-Cam researchers, read through and let us know if you have any question or in need of any specific study. To request for a topic, fill the form below.
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