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Plant toxins and photosensitivity in cattle

By |2019-02-14T15:24:53+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Farm Services, HerdWise|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Debbie Twiss Photosensitivity – what is it? Photosensitivity reactions in cattle occur when light reactive plant components (called phototoxins) enter the skin and are exposed to ultraviolet light. The phototoxin reacts to UV in light coloured or thin-skinned or hairless areas such as around the eyes, nose or teats. The wavelengths of UV that

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How your herd can beat the heat

By |2019-01-23T12:32:39+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Farm Services, HerdWise|

While summer in the south west means lots of visits to the beach, it also means lots of hot cows (and hot farmers and hot vets). As well as the heat from the sun and surrounds, cows have an increased challenge in that their rumen is a massive fermentation vat that also produces heat. Heat

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Plant poisons! Detectives at work…

By |2018-12-03T10:47:41+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HerdWise|Tags: , , |

At last week’s TAP’s On day at Timboon P-12, Dr Zoe Vogels helped organise a fun CSI Timboon activity. It involved students working through stations to help “Farmer Bob” work out what had caused his two cows to suddenly die.

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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

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HerdWise – Focus on the big picture

By |2018-01-13T18:15:16+00:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Farm Services, HerdWise|Tags: , , , |

HerdWise Benefits Dedicated herd health vet to provide consistent service and regular contact Planning of key farm events with calendar planner and scheduled reminders to ensure you are doing the right things at the right times Ongoing review of animal health procedures to identify opportunities for improvement Streamlined dispensing and monitoring of farm medication usage

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