#VideoVet: Your vaccination checklist

The core of animal health management on any farm is having and implementing a structured immunisation or vaccination programme. “It is crucial to consult...

Herding for health project supports communal farmers

The Herding for Health Project that was initiated by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) is a One Health,...

Bosluise en hulle streke: Oorlewing in ’n wrede wêreld

In 'n vorige artikel het ons gesien hoe goed bosluise se monddele aangepas is om hul geliefde happie, bloed, in te neem, maar wat...

Wees versigtig vir blougroen-alg vergiftiging

Algvergiftiging is vir baie boere onbekend, maar kan tot skielike vrektes in vee lei. Die giftige blougroen-alg (Microcystis aeruginosa) kom in baie damme en...

Heartwater costs the livestock industry millions

The prevention and treatment of heartwater cost the livestock industry millions every year. Animals die acutely from the disease, and its incidence is preventing non-resistant...

Bekamp ensoötiese aborsie op jou plaas

In ons geveg teen die verskeidenheid dieresiektes wat produktiwiteit op plase bedreig, is kennis van die werking, kliniese tekens en bekamping van siektes van...

Bluetongue research brings new hope for Africa

For several years South Africa has been setting the pace for research on African-borne animal diseases, but research on new bluetongue strains has been...

A lame cow should be culled

Lameness among cattle is one of the main reasons why many dairy cattle have to be culled every year. Unfortunately there are many reasons...

Bloednier is dodelik vir skape

Soos haarwurm is bloednier seker een van die belangrikste siektes by skape. Dit kom wêreldwyd voor, oral waar skape aangetref word. Dit is belangrik om...

Should I vaccinate my Angora goats against RVF?

“The Angora farming areas of the Eastern Cape are at high risk of Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreaks,” says Dr Mackie Hobson, who is...