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How to Administer Selovin LA
How to Administer Selovin LA

Selovin™ LA provides long term supplementation of Selenium for cattle in selenium deficient areas.  Usually an annual injection is all that is required. Selovin™ LA contains a fine particle formulation of barium selenate. Following administration, selenium is slowly released into the bloodstre...

Keeping flies under control around the stable
Keeping flies under control around the stable

Whether they bite, sting or annoy, flying insects can be a constant nuisance around horses. They not only affect the comfort of horses but people working with them too. There are several types of flies that live around horses.  Botflies lay their eggs around the chest and forelegs of horses in the...

Buffalo Fly
Buffalo Fly

Sam Stephens talks about solutions for buffalo fly control, including products to use and a rotation program.  What is Buffalo fly? Cattle producers throughout northern Australia regard buffalo fly (Haematobia irritans exigua) as a serious pest. The ...

Coccidiosis
Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is an infection of intestinal epithelium caused by protozoan parasites. All livestock species, as well as wild animals, can be infected. Coccidiosis is especially prevalent when birds or mammals are grouped together. Coccidia oocysts are highly resistant to environmental conditions, ...

Lice
Lice

The major louse affecting Australian sheep is the sheep body louse, Bovicola (formerly Damalinia) ovis. The parasite feeds on the fatty secretions on the surface of the skin. Sheep lice cause intense irritation to infested sheep, resulting in pulled and cotted wool, especially around the flanks...

Nutrition
Nutrition

Vitamins and minerals are a small and yet extremely important part of an animal's diet. They play a vital role in optimising livestock growth, reproduction and immunity. Inadequate intake of any of the essential minerals or vitamins results in decreased average daily weight gains, reduced feed conv...

Rats & Mice
Rats & Mice

Rats spread diseases such as Leptospirosis, Bubonic plague, Salmonellosis and Rat-Bite fever to name a few. Rats and mice cause major damage to agricultural crops by eating newly-sown seeds, young plants and seed heads on grain crops. In the home garden they can cause similar damage and have also ...

Reproduction
Reproduction

Dr. Sophia Edwards discusses her 5-step plan for a successful AI program and synchrony Check-lists. 1. Introduction The main objective of implementing reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) in cattle operations is to achieve genetic progress in a...

Sheep Measles
Sheep Measles

Sheep measles (Cysticercus ovis) are a cystic stage in the life cycle of the dog tapeworm Taenia ovis. Sheep measles do not cause any obvious signs of ill health in affected sheep or any economic loss on-farm. The disease does cause massive economic loss to the abattoirs through carcass condemnatio...

Three Day Sickness in Cattle
Three Day Sickness in Cattle

Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF) is a viral disease of cattle and buffalo. Typically, affected animals are only sick for a few days, hence the alternative name - Three Day Sickness. BEF is transmitted through mosquitoes and biting midges. Clinical Signs There is a sudden onset of fever- as high as 41o...

Ticks
Ticks

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Worms
Worms

What are worms? There are several types of internal parasite that can cause significant health issues in sheep – usually worms and liver fluke and occasionally protozoa. Worms are thought to cost sheep owners more than any other disease. Worm infestation is probably the most common cause of “il...

Worms in Horses
Worms in Horses

Internal parasites, or worms, are silent thieves and killers. They can cause extensive internal damage without you even realizing that your horses are heavily infected. The effects of internal parasites range from a dull haircoat and unthriftiness to colic and death. Internal parasites lower the h...

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