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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Welcoming Dr Poot and Dr Moorhead

By |2019-02-14T15:25:59+10:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

We would like to introduce two new veterinarians who started with us at The Vet Group in January - Dr Tessa Poot and Dr Isabelle Moorhead. Tessa hails from Karratha in WA, while Izzy (although Melbourne born) has spent the last few years up at Townsville. Both well-acclimatised to Australia's searing heat, they've taken to

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We love our island home…because it makes biosecurity easier!

By |2019-05-20T11:26:39+10:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Farm Services, General Health|Tags: , , , |

What do we love about living in Australia? The varied landscape, the low population density, the unique animals, sausage sizzles, lamingtons, pavlova, the beaches! As vets, we also love that we don’t have many significant animal diseases, such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, rabies and foot and mouth disease (also known as FMD). We call these serious

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Plant toxins and photosensitivity in cattle

By |2019-02-14T15:24:53+10:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Farm Services, HerdWise|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Debbie Twiss Photosensitivity – what is it? Photosensitivity reactions in cattle occur when light reactive plant components (called phototoxins) enter the skin and are exposed to ultraviolet light. The phototoxin reacts to UV in light coloured or thin-skinned or hairless areas such as around the eyes, nose or teats. The wavelengths of UV that

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