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50 years of dairy vet-ting!

By |2020-03-05T07:24:17+11:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: General Health|Tags: , , , , |

This years' Heytesbury Show celebrated 50 years at Simpson (after moving from Heytesbury Lower). In honour of this milestone, we created a short handout as part of our Mystery Showbag offering. It looked back at how things have changed in the dairy vet world in the last 50 years and we thought we'd summarise it

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Heifer mastitis and blind quarters

By |2019-11-18T08:11:25+11:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise, MilkWise|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever wondered how many heifers have blind quarters or mastitis 1 to 2 months before calving? Well wonder no more! We've tipped and teatsealed a lot of heifers over the years. Sometimes we’ll diagnose heifers with mastitis: swelling and hardness of the gland and a thick, custard-like secretion. While in-house cultures of these

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Teatsealing heifers – we can make it a breeze

By |2019-05-20T11:28:50+10:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: , , , |

For herds frustrated by clinical and subclinical mastitis in their heifers at calving time, Teatsealing them 4–6 weeks before calving start date can reduce clinical and subclinical mastitis in the weeks after calving by 65–80% (or more). Why does it work? The normal keratin plug that blocks the end of the teat will often not

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Field trial Teatseal reduces ICCC and BMCC in early lactation

By |2018-01-13T18:09:49+11:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

There has recently been an important registration change for teatseal, meaning it is now registered for use in reducing BMCC, as opposed to just preventing clinical mastitis. Clinical mastitis Is an infection of the mammary gland which results in; Heat, redness, pain and swelling in the udder; and/or Visible changes in the milk (e.g. watery

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Teatseal to prevent clinical mastitis in maiden heifers

By |2018-01-13T18:20:07+11:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr Zoe Vogels BVSc, MANZCVS Heifers are most susceptible to clinical mastitis and high cell counts within the first few weeks of calving. This is due to opening of the teat ends just prior to calving that allows bacteria, such as Strep uberis, to enter the udder. While incidence rates vary depending on seasonal conditions

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