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Calf Scours

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We have seen a few scour problems among the Autumn calving herds in recent weeks, mostly due to Rotavirus. If …

Heifer Mastitis

mastitis issues

Heifers: When is Mastitis not Mastitis? –                              When it is < 3 on the RMT. Many heifers develop suspect mastitis, …

Body condition dry off targets

With herds (hopefully) drying off in April or May, NOW is the time to assess condition score and ensure your …

Codes of welfare and cultural care

With Bob Kerridge entering the area of cultural care or abuse of animals I thought I would stick my neck …

Lameness in cattle

lameness in cattle

Wet conditions do not necessarily markedly increase lameness, though can often be a factor, and are more often blamed! Problems …

Theileria Orientalis

Theileriosis is a disease caused by a species of Theileria, a blood-borne parasite, that only affects cattle and is primarily transmitted by …

BVD – the Cattle AIDS-like virus

bvd in cattle

The Cattle AIDS-like virus. BVD. This virus, Bovine Viral Diarrhoea, is common in Northland with 40% of dairy herds having …

Young stock are your future!

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Keep them growing on target with good parasite control. Don’t forget to drench young stock over summer. This wetter weather …

Mating, mating, mating!

MATING: ACT EARLY TO MAXIMISE PROFIT Mating, of course, is what October is all about. It’s success – or otherwise …

Leptospirosis in cattle

vaccinate calf against leptospirosis

After the Manawatu floods a few years ago, there was a big upsurge in lepto, as it survives very well …