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FMD: Important notification for Gauteng auctioneers

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Gauteng Veterinary Services has alerted all auctioneers of the continuing threat of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Gauteng. FMD is...

Keep a watchful eye on long-necked bankrupt worm

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The long-necked bankrupt worm – or thin-necked or thread-necked worm – belongs to the genus Nematodirus and is found...

Strategy to regain South Africa’s FMD-free status

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes South Africa still has a long way to go before it can regain its foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) free status,...

Black quarter targets especially growing animals

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Clostridium bacteria are responsible for diseases such as black quarter, malignant oedema, uterine gangrene and gas gangrene. The infection...

Keep acidosis from flaring up in your flock

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes When ruminants suddenly over-consume low-fibre carbohydrates such as grains, without them having been adapted to it beforehand, it can...

Keep a close watch on liver fluke this autumn

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Dr Paul Reynolds, a veterinarian at Warden Veterinary Clinic, describes liver fluke as a parasitic worm that causes serious...

FMD: Vaccination campaign launched in KwaZulu-Natal

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has announced an animal vaccination campaign that will take...

Anaplasmosis: A tickborne disease to be reckoned with

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Anaplasmosis, or gallsickness, can wreak havoc in cattle herds. Despite the possible underreporting of gallsickness cases, the annual average...

African swine fever outbreak confirmed in Mossel Bay

African Swine Fever (ASF) was first reported in the Western Cape in February 2021. It was then confirmed at two smallholding farms in Mfuleni,...

The actual cost of diseases on the farm

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes There is no denying that sick animals cost money. Aside from the veterinary, medicine and labour costs, there is...