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Lungworm alert

By |2019-10-03T15:03:32+11:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: CalfWise, Farm Services, HeiferWise, HerdWise|Tags: , , , |

Lungworm, caused by the round worm Dictyocaulus viviparus, generally occurs in heifers less than 10 months of age. In particular, those heifers with no immunity that are exposed to high numbers of worm larvae when put onto pasture (such as a group of Spring-born calves weaned onto pasture grazed by Autumn calves). Lungworm disease can

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Caution: avoiding abamectin toxicity in calves!

By |2019-09-06T10:12:26+11:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: CalfWise, General Health|Tags: , , , |

Toxicities that cause disease and death of calves are luckily few and far between. When they do occur – sometimes from a simple mistake - it is extremely upsetting for those involved. But ­ if we can use the bad as a timely reminder, we can help ensure it doesn't happen to anyone else. Recently

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Test before you drench – Getting a bang for your drenching buck

By |2018-08-26T19:30:37+11:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Monica Ryan Best practice for worm drenching is to Faecal Egg Count (FEC) test before you drench. No longer does worm control advice advocate routine drenching at set intervals. Drenching only when needed saves money and reduces the chance of resistance developing to the drench through overuse. Well grown heifers meeting their weight targets

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A new approach to worm control

By |2018-01-13T18:15:44+11:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

by Monica Ryan For a long time drench resistance was only considered a problem for sheep producers. Recent work on dairy farms in Gippsland and South-West Victoria has shown that resistance in cattle worm species (particularly stomach worm Ostertagia) is common to all classes of anthelmintic products. The study in Maffra dairy farms showed 100%

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