Monthly Archives: November 2020

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Remembrance Day: World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic

By |2020-11-10T14:01:34+11:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The influenza ("flu") pandemic of 1918-1919 was brutal. In two years it infected 500 million people around the globe (roughly a third of the world's population) and at least 50 million people died. This was more than twice the number of people who died in the four years of World War I. The war itself

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Lungworm alert

By |2020-11-02T15:24:17+11:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: CalfWise, Farm Services, HeiferWise, HerdWise|Tags: , , , |

We have seen a number of cases of lungworm in young heifers in the district, so thought it would be good to revisit how this nasty parasite works. Lungworm, caused by the round worm Dictyocaulus viviparus, usually occurs in heifers less than 10 months of age. In particular, those heifers with no immunity that are

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