Blackleg, pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia), black disease, tetanus, and malignant oedema are common causes of death in unvaccinated sheep and cattle. Other animals, particularly goats, are also susceptible.
Milk fever is a disorder mainly of dairy cows close to calving. Between 3% and 10% of cows in dairying districts are affected each year, with much higher percentages occurring on some properties.
Chickens are easy to keep healthy but there are some common conditions and diseases that you need to watch, or you may end up having a crook chook.
Chickens make wonderful pets and unlike dogs and cats, you can eat their produce! If you’re considering getting a few chooks (as they are know affectionately in Australia) for your back yard you need to know how to make a chicken friendly chook house.
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