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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

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