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Alex visits world cattle vet conference in Japan

By |2019-05-20T11:21:52+10:00October 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

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Mycoplasma mastitis – what it is and how to avoid it

By |2018-01-13T18:24:11+11:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Alex Crosbie Mastitis in any form is a costly frustration for many farms. While the majority of cases in Victoria continue to be caused by bacteria acquired from the environment, serious outbreaks of contagious mastitis have occurred in some herds. Mycoplasma is a mastitis-causing pathogen capable of causing such outbreaks, because it can spread

Research project – investigating innovative cow health monitoring technology

By |2018-01-13T18:16:12+11:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

by Alex Crosbie Technology and innovation are a critical means by which businesses can become more efficient, productive and profitable.  In the dairy industry the evolution and availability of mobile cow monitoring tools such as e-collars and ear tags enable farmers to accurately and easily monitor activity and rumination.  These emerging technologies pose many questions