What is the Central Flyway?

For starters, flyways are the main routes followed by migrating birds.  Birds tend to gravitate to these flyways because they offer unobstructed corridors of travel with reliable sources of food, water, and shelter. In the United States, there are four flyways: Atlantic. Mississippi. Central. Pacific. The Central Flyway mostly takes birds over the spacious GreatContinue reading “What is the Central Flyway?”

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, plays a very important role in the metabolism of animals.  It is necessary for digestion, and helps converts fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy. This metabolic role translates into a number of other important functions.  Vitamin B2 is a key part of tissue repair, particularly in the eyes, mouth,Continue reading “Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)”

Body Condition Scoring: Goats

The body condition scoring system for goats varies widely. Both five-point and nine-point scales are in use, but the five-point scale appears to prevail and will be given here. The techniques are pretty straightforward; just remember that hair can be misleading. A hands-on evaluation is always best. Emaciated. Goat obviously weak. All bones prominent; sternumContinue reading “Body Condition Scoring: Goats”