Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Antibiotic resistance (AMR) Changing expectations that will impact on your farm

By |2018-01-13T18:08:11+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

You will all be familiar with the media stories of superbugs resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is a growing worldwide problem in both human and animal health. Over the past two seasons outbreaks of multi-drug resistant Salmonella on local farms have brought this issue into sharper focus. The Australian Government has released the first National

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Metrichecking – an important tool

By |2018-01-13T18:23:41+00:00August 20th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Liz Hancock Reproductive management for every calving period on your farm will contribute to better reproduction outcomes. In the lead up to each mating start date, managers should consider examination and early intervention treatment for at risk cows. Endometritis is an infection of the inner most layer of the uterus and is a common

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Report from Taiwan – happy cows = more milk

By |2018-01-14T16:57:54+00:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , |

Dr Zoe Vogels This June I was lucky enough to spend ten days in Taiwan. Myself and a fellow vet, Liz Bramley, gave talks on reproduction (such as diseases and synchrony programs) and cow behaviour and handling. We visited a number of dairy farms too. While small in size, the island of Taiwan has a

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