Monthly Archives: April 2020

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The Australian Women’s Land Army: ensuring food security in World War II

By |2020-04-24T10:41:52+10:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In this COVID-19 world, food security has become very topical! With ANZAC Day tomorrow, it's an opportune time to write about the Australian Women’s Land Army  (AWLA). This was formed to ensure the supply of food and other vital produce during World War II. My Grandmother Marian was a member of the AWLA, so I

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Leptospirosis: a case study

By |2020-04-14T07:23:02+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: General Health, HerdWise, ReproWise|Tags: , , , |

Leptospirosis, or ‘lepto’, is a disease of cattle than can jump the gap into humans  - where it causes mild to severe disease, including fever, meningitis and chronic carrier states. A disease that jumps from animals into humans is called a ‘zoonosis’ and lepto is one of the more common, and preventable, zoonotic diseases in

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