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BVDV – what is it and why is it important?

By |2019-05-20T11:22:18+11:00October 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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Getting the most out of pregnancy testing

By |2018-01-14T16:57:46+11:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Dr John Ryan Herd reproductive performance is a common frustration for many dairy farmers. The old adage, “you can’t improve what you don’t measure” holds true when applied to herd reproductive performance. With a little planning and preparation pregnancy testing can provide you with accurate and detailed information allowing you to: Identify empty cows Plan

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Ultrasound technology – how does it work?

By |2018-01-13T18:24:39+11:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Dr David Colson When used by a skilled professional, ultrasound technology provides farmers with information that can be used in the reproductive management of their herd; it allows for early pregnancy diagnosis, foetal sexing and is gentler on both cow and operator. Advancements in the technology have made the ultrasound units very portable and more

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Benefits of early Pregnancy Diagnosis

By |2018-01-13T18:19:41+11:00January 30th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

Dr Joey Rheinberger BVSc MANZCVS Many farms already use pregnancy diagnosis as an integral part of their management practices. Pregnancy diagnosis may be performed using rectal palpation or transrectal ultrasound either with a hand held ultrasound device or a probe mounted on an introducer. Many farmers are now also taking advantage of the ability to

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Increased capacity for foetal sexing

By |2018-01-13T18:19:07+11:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

By Dr Tom Westmore BVSc Through intensive training, The Vet Group is increasing its capacity to offer the service of bovine foetal sexing using ultrasonography. This service is best provided at a gestational age of 9 to 11 weeks and with more vets being able to conduct foetal sexing, you should have no problems making

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