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Leptospirosis: a case study

By |2020-04-14T07:23:02+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: General Health, HerdWise, ReproWise|Tags: , , , |

Leptospirosis, or ‘lepto’, is a disease of cattle than can jump the gap into humans  - where it causes mild to severe disease, including fever, meningitis and chronic carrier states. A disease that jumps from animals into humans is called a ‘zoonosis’ and lepto is one of the more common, and preventable, zoonotic diseases in

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Is bull testing a worthwhile exercise (and are maiden bulls worth testing)?

By |2019-07-17T11:56:04+10:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: General Health, ReproWise|Tags: , , , |

Herd reproductive performance is an important component of efficient milk production.  Australian studies have identified several important factors that drive herd fertility.  One of these is bull performance. Where bulls are used in a mating program, either alone or as a follow up to an AI period, we need to ensure that we have enough

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BVDV – what is it and why is it important?

By |2019-05-20T11:22:18+10:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise, 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

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