Disease control starts at the owner of livestock, and must be controlled from that level outwards up to national level. Tropical conditions and high rainfall favors strong populations of various ticks and mites in central Africa. Livestock areas are commonly shared or border on wildlife habitation, which increases the impact of various diseases and parasites through direct or indirect contact.
Owners of livestock are not always directly involved with the daily grazing and treating of livestock, as livestock are often entrusted to be gathered with other livestock in a specific area to be grazed together with a common herdsman. This indirect control is the greatest contributor to spreading of diseases when the herdsman is not properly skilled.
Livestock losses must be weighed against the cost of national outbreaks of various diseases like East coast fever which could destroy the financial stability of the area and nation.
The owner of livestock can influence the whole area around him by negligent practises. Older plunge dips were the best method for years but tighter economic conditions have made owners of livestock rethink. The uncertainty of the concentration of active chemicals in the plungedip, due to losses through theft or accidental dilution through rains could lead to unexpected losses in the herd. Refilling of plunge dips is very expensive exercise if the sollution in the plunge dip is found to be contaminated or over diluted. Plunge dips also contribute yearly to mortalities and serious injuries to livestock worldwide. Pour-on dips have always been the backup plan and are perfect for short term but very expensive in the long run.
The modern farmer requires an effective chemical spray applicator which can:
• Be moved when required from one area to another
• Create a calmer and safer handling of livestock
• Ensure the owner that the correct concentration is applied to the livestock as prescribed by the chemical manufacturer
• Create a safer dipping method that can dip livestock from day one inclusive of sick and heavily pregnant animals
• Have the ability to create financial income indirectly through reduction of livestock losses through tickborne diseases and directly through delivering this necessary service to fellow livestock owners at a fixed cost per head of livestock
• Give the livestock owner the luxury to change the type of chemical due to various reasons such as availibility of specific brand or necessary change due to chemical resistance build up in parasites
• Deliver a faster and effective application, saving the livestock owner time and money everytime he dips his animals.
Sprayraces uses half the dip than plungedips per animal per year.
The Sprayrace is available in Lusaka at Afrivet on Lumumba Road.
Jenge Sprayraces is supplied complete with Honda Pumpset or 3Phase electrical Pumpset.
Customer is to supply 1cubic meter Sand and 1 cubic Meter small stone and 6 Bags of cement as well as 40 6inch cement blocks. Customer supply labour and builder and we will supply technician to assist with Correct building of slab and reservoir. Sprayraces can be bought on credit from FNB Asset and finance or through BEEFCREDIT from ZNFU. Dip your animals and save Zambia of diseases
Distributors: Lusaka Agrivet Africa along Lumumba road Dr Moosa Ameen/ Dr Naheem Bham Telephone:+ 260 1288826, Mobile:+ 260 966800877
spraydip device for applying insecticide or other solution to the coat of animals, replacing the plunge dip. The animal walks through a compartment which carries spray nozzles on the sides, below and above. Excess spray drains into a sump and is reused. Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. © 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved
spray race a lane with high fences, used to restrain animals while they are being sprayed, usually with insecticide. Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. © 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.