Cow dung, also known as cow pats, cow pies or cow manure, is the waste product of bovine animal species. These species include domestic cattle, bison, yak, and water buffalo. Cow dung is the undigested residue of plant matter which has passed through the animal’s gut. The resultant faecal matter is rich in minerals.
- Cow dung, which is usually a dark brown color, is often used as manure (agricultural fertilizer).
- If not recycled into the soil by species such as earthworms and dung beetles, cow dung can dry out and remain on the pasture, creating an area of grazing land which is unpalatable to livestock.
- The cow dung from various cow had antimicrobial property against klebsiella pneumonia.
- Cow urine has been granted US Patents (No. 6,896,907 and 6,410,059) for its medicinal properties, particularly as a bioenhancer and as an antibiotic, antifungal and anticancer agent.
- Cow dung contains about 3 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus, and 1 percent potassium (3-2-1 NPK). In addition, cow manure contains high levels of ammonia and potentially dangerous pathogens.
- Cow dung help to improve aeration and break up compacted soils. The manure can provide the right fertility for the plants to grow and flourish in your garden.
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