Hats off to everyone’s who attended the Heytesbury Show in the heat this past weekend – some of our vets even had wins in the Home Pavilion! We’re glad our Mystery Bag contribution of hats came in handy, read the attached handout that was also included for information about antibodies, vaccination and the importance of
We would like to introduce two new veterinarians who started with us at The Vet Group in January - Dr Tessa Poot and Dr Isabelle Moorhead. Tessa hails from Karratha in WA, while Izzy (although Melbourne born) has spent the last few years up at Townsville. Both well-acclimatised to Australia's searing heat, they've taken to
What do we love about living in Australia? The varied landscape, the low population density, the unique animals, sausage sizzles, lamingtons, pavlova, the beaches! As vets, we also love that we don’t have many significant animal diseases, such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, rabies and foot and mouth disease (also known as FMD). We call these serious
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
The Vet Group's clinics will be closed this Friday due to the Grand Final Public Holiday. For any emergencies please phone 5561 6911 for companion animals or 1300 838 700 for production animals. We will resume normal operating hours on Saturday 29th of September. Wollaston Friday 28th September CLOSED Saturday 29th September 9am-4pm Allansford Friday
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