Farm Animal Articles

Mastitis and Dry Cow Treatment

While Dry Cow Treatment has been discussed and used for many years, it is still a critical part of most mastitis control programs.

Sheep Body Lice - Itchy Sheep

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.

Acetonaemia (Ketosis) of Dairy Cows

A very distinct problem for dairy cows is the disease of ketosis (or acetonaemia). The occurrence of this disease in dairy cows is related to an increased demand for glucose by the animal.

Preventing Calf Scours in Suckler Beef Enterprises

How to better manage calving herds to avoid loses due to calf scours, improve calf health and immunity to infection and how to limit the spread of scours during an outbreak.

Selenium Deficiency

Original interest in selenium primarily related to its toxicity. However, since 1957, this mineral has been recognised as an essential component in the diet of sheep and cattle.

Pregnancy Toxaemia in Sheep

Pregnancy toxemia is a disease affecting ewes during late gestation, characterised by feed refusal and neurological dysfunction progressing to recumbency and death.

Liver fluke is an internal parasite that can infect and damage the liver and reduce overall productivity of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, alpacas and deer; humans can also become infected.

Pink-Eye In Cattle

Pink-eye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis, occurs in cattle throughout the world. It is a contagious disease and occurs mainly in young cattle in summer and autumn.

Crook Chooks

Chickens are easy to keep healthy, but there are some common conditions and diseases that you need to watch for or you may end up having a crook chook.

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.

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