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.
The term "lumpy jaw" brings to mind the grossly distorted head and wasted body of a suffering animal. True "lumpy jaw" refers specifically to a condition called Actinomycosis, but in cattle there are other causes of swollen, lumpy jaws.
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.
Pregnancy toxemia is a disease affecting ewes during late gestation, characterised by feed refusal and neurological dysfunction progressing to recumbency and death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.