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HeiferWise Workshop

By |2018-11-14T08:50:46+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: |

Workshop: 20th of December 2018 & 7th February 2019 We all want heifer rearing to be an efficient, rewarding and profitable element of dairy farming. The better job we do rearing heifers, the better their long-term reproductive performance and milk production will be. The HeiferWise workshop gives you the tools to have a proactive approach

Teatsealing heifers – we can make it a breeze

By |2018-11-06T07:27:49+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: , , , , , |

For herds frustrated by clinical and subclinical mastitis in their heifers at calving time, Teatsealing them 4–6 weeks before calving start date can reduce clinical and subclinical mastitis in the weeks after calving by 65–80% (or more). Why does it work? The normal keratin plug that blocks the end of the teat will often not

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

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

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

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

Grand Final Public Holiday

By |2018-09-27T08:34:11+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, Petcare|Tags: |

  The Vet Group's clinics will be closed this Friday due to the Grand Final Public Holiday. For any emergencies please phone 5561 6911 for companion animals or 1300 838 700 for production animals. We will resume normal operating hours on Saturday 29th of September. Wollaston  Friday 28th September CLOSED Saturday 29th September 9am-4pm Allansford Friday

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

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