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.
A key component of current best practice for the management of resistance in sheep is the use of multiple actives administered at the same time, or combination drenches. Now resistance is also looming as a real threat for cattle farmers.
Sheep body lice (Bovicola ovis) are biting insects that cause affected animals to become itchy. Lice are a common problem, but most importantly are controllable, eradicable and preventable.
While Dry Cow Treatment has been discussed and used for many years, it is still a critical part of most mastitis control programs.
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