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CalfWise Workshop 17 & 19 October

By |2018-09-13T14:07:24+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: CalfWise, Farm Services|Tags: , |

The Vet Group's CalfWise Workshops present the latest, topical information on calf rearing, relevant to our district.  Our CalfWise team focuses on practical advice to help you achieve healthier calves. The workshop is run over two days and participants come away with: A thorough understanding of the biology of calf immunity and infection Key points

The Vet Group disbudding service – what’s involved?

By |2018-09-13T17:02:09+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: CalfWise, Farm Services|Tags: , , |

Disbudding is an important procedure for the wellbeing, health and productivity of your valuable calves. The Vet Group’s disbudding service aims to provide a professional and consistent package that includes sedation, long-acting anti-inflammatory pain relief and local anaesthesia prior to hot iron cautery. Our disbudding team also checks for hernias, removes extra teats and treats

International Literacy Day 8th September

By |2018-09-07T08:36:30+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, Petcare|

This weekend, on September 8th, it’s International Literacy Day! And so, we wanted to share a few of our team’s favourite farm/cow/vet-themed books. What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson details how criminal masterminds are foiled in their plot to steal the ‘fine prize cow’. Millie Moo by Roger Priddy is a silly, fun story

Lungworm Risk

By |2018-09-04T14:30:32+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: , , , |

We have recently diagnosed lungworm in a number of youngstock in the district and thought it would be good time to write about this disease. Lungworm, caused by the round worm Dictyocaulus viviparus, can present as coughing, loss of body condition, increased respiratory rate and in worst case death. Outbreaks generally occur in heifers less

Vacancy | Farm Services Veterinarian

By |2018-09-03T09:30:10+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Employment, Farm Services|Tags: , |

We are currently seeking a friendly, team orientated energetic veterinarian to join our dynamic farm services team based out of either Timboon or Allansford in beautiful and vibrant South-West Victoria.  The successful applicant will undertake dairy work with some small animal work. Vets seeking 100% dairy work should also apply. The practice has excellent facilities,

Taiwan Trip 2018

By |2018-08-13T11:34:11+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

By Zoe Vogels Last month I came back from another 10-day trip to Taiwan – myself and colleague Liz Bramley gave presentations to farmers and vets on milk quality and visited a few of Taiwan’s 500-odd dairy farms. With a population of ~23 million living in an area the quarter of the size of Tasmania,

Coccidiosis

By |2018-07-31T17:48:04+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: CalfWise, Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Coccidiosis By Dr Zoe Vogels Coccidiosis is a protozoal infection of calves and heifers that can cause diarrhoea (scouring) and poor weight gain. As seen in the diagram below, calves become infected by ingestion of the "egg" or oocyst of coccidia from the pasture. Once infected, the parasite multiplies in the intestine of the calf

1 in 5 bulls don’t make the grade

By |2018-08-26T19:14:45+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you ever ask yourself questions like; How many bulls should I run? Are my bulls sufficiently fertile? Should they be vaccinated? Could bulls be spreading disease through my herd? Will the bulls make it through the season? If you’re asking yourself any of these questions, maybe it’s time to consider the benefits of a

Can we learn from the fires?

By |2018-04-09T15:58:49+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , |

Firstly, what a great community we live in as demonstrated by the huge support effort that has been apparent since St Patrick’s Day fires. We are so grateful that no human lives were lost. We had no time to prepare for that fateful night. Trying to move cattle to safe areas was near impossible and

Leptospirosis: A double threat

By |2018-08-26T19:16:46+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Protecting your family, staff and valuable stock are critical reasons to include 7in1 vaccination in your herd health program. Leptospirosis can be a devastating disease in herds and in people. In cattle it can give rise to a number of syndromes including mastitis and abortions in mature cows, and severe, often fatal disease in calves.

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