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Livestock-Environment Interaction: Issues and options in Nigeria

AM Orheruata, JM Omoyakhi

Abstract


The demand, production and consumption of livestock products are growing faster than the increase in world population. This development has led to pollution problem caused by the increasing amount of animal waste. The complaints and health threats of animal waste pollution to our environment is on the increase. In some cases, the damage has been spectacular and even tragic. In Nigeria, there is absence of true figures of waste produced but the environmental consequences and hazards are enormous and obvious. It is now glaring therefore that haphazard livestock management is synonymous with hazardous environment and hazardous economy and society. An objective, consistent and continuous maintained environment-livestock management is the only answer to our problem of environmental protection for us today and our children tomorrow



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jasem.v11i4.55178
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