Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Eye cancer in cattle – early detection and treatment is key!

By |2018-10-31T07:19:10+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HerdWise|Tags: , , |

Summer is not just the time for pinkeye , it’s also the time we see more cancer eye in cattle. These are fast-growing cancers of the eyeball or eyelids. Early detection and treatment of eye cancers a) makes the treatment itself simpler, and b) minimises the risk of the cancer spreading (both locally around the

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There’s nothing fun about pinkeye (unless it’s Halloween*). Take steps to prevent it now.

By |2018-11-08T13:41:52+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: , , , |

What is pinkeye? Pinkeye is the common name for a corneal ulcer in cattle. The main cause of pinkeye is the bacteria Moraxella bovis, which is present in nasal and eye secretions of clinically infected and carrier animals. It can spread between animals via flies or through close contact. Pinkeye typically occurs in young stock

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Alex visits world cattle vet conference in Japan

By |2018-10-08T09:48:43+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Dr Alex Crosbie I was recently fortunate enough to attend the World Buiatrics Conference in Sapporo, Japan. I presented the findings of my research into the uses of health monitoring collars in pasture-based herds—performed at The Vet Group in 2016—to a global audience of vets and researchers. This exciting work is one of the

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BVDV – what is it and why is it important?

By |2018-10-02T21:39:26+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, ReproWise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) or Pestivirus, is a virus that has the potential to cause significant reproductive and calf losses in unexposed herds. Cattle that have never been exposed to BVDV and therefore have no protective antibodies are called "naïve". After their first exposure to, and infection with BVDV, cattle develop a strong and

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