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Fowl Pox

A slow-spreading disease of fowl and turkeys caused by the avian poxvirus and characterized by pox lesions on the skin of the head, and on the neck in turkeys. Fowl pox is transmitted by mosquitoes or by contact.


Any herbaceous plant that is not a grass.

Foot-and-mouth Disease (FMD)

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease affecting both large and small ruminants, and is transmitted by the picorna virus, the prototypic member of the genus aphthovirus. The virus can survive in contaminated fodder and in the environment for up to a month, depending on temperature and pH conditions. FMD is not a zoonotic disease and cannot be transmitted to humans.


This is the process of removal of skin from the body of a dead animal

Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR)

An index of efficiency expressed in terms of kilograms of feed consumed for each kilogram of live weight gain in livestock reared primarily for meat purposes. FCR=Total feed consumed / Weight of livestock.

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