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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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1 in 5 bulls don’t make the grade

By |2018-08-26T19:14:45+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you ever ask yourself questions like; How many bulls should I run? Are my bulls sufficiently fertile? Should they be vaccinated? Could bulls be spreading disease through my herd? Will the bulls make it through the season? If you’re asking yourself any of these questions, maybe it’s time to consider the benefits of a

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Leptospirosis: A double threat

By |2018-08-26T19:16:46+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Protecting your family, staff and valuable stock are critical reasons to include 7in1 vaccination in your herd health program. Leptospirosis can be a devastating disease in herds and in people. In cattle it can give rise to a number of syndromes including mastitis and abortions in mature cows, and severe, often fatal disease in calves.

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Calving First Aid Refresher

By |2018-08-26T19:18:56+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With the new season’s calves starting to make an appearance we thought it would be timely to revisit the physiology of the calving process and the common reasons why interventions may be required. As with any medical emergency, the success of calving first aid is highly dependent on the prompt and effective action. There are

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The goods on tracks

By |2018-08-26T19:24:58+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Tracks are an essential part of a dairy farm’s infrastructure. Well designed, constructed and maintained tracks will have a positive effect on cow health and farm efficiency. During summer when conditions are dry, it's the ideal time to conduct a review of your tracks and to carry out any maintenance needed. Waiting until the wet

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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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