Lame cows are frustrating, especially when the weather – which we have no control over – plays such a big part in increasing the risk of sore feet. Below are several things you can do to minimise the risk of lameness in wet conditions. This, in turn, will reduce the stress on your farm team
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.
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
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.
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
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
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