Farm Animal Zone

Managing Fresh Cows in the Shed

Keep milk from fresh cows out of the vat for eight milkings One of the most important things about milking fresh cows is to ensure that the milk is suitable

Milk Fever – Hypocalcaemia

Milk fever is a disorder mainly of dairy cows close to calving. It is a metabolic disease caused by a low blood calcium level (hypocalcaemia). Between 3% and 10% of

Strategic Approach to Worms This Summer

With summer’s arrival, now is the time to start thinking about summer drenching of cattle as part of your strategic roundworm control program. In south-eastern Australia Ostertagia ostertagi (small brown

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. The two main purposes of Dry Cow

Liver Fluke in Cattle

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

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. Selenium is