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NARD Volume 14 No.1, April

In developing countries, the use of draught animal is important due to the shortage of farm machineries. Training and management of draught animals is an important requirement for any draught animal system. Its maximum utilization relies heavily upon the type and nature of training received at the beginning when the animals are usually introduced to the work. Majority of Nigerian farmers manage their animals on nomadic pastoral system with little supplementary feeding and inadequate health care. It is suggested that improvement of draught animal system can be done through good training and provision of supplementary feeds in form of cotton seed cake, molasses, etc. Health of the animals can also be improved when they are regularly dewormed and vaccinated against disease.

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