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Brown stomach worm: A parasite to be reckoned with

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The brown stomach worm is one of the most important roundworm species that infect cattle (Ostertagia ostertagi) and sheep...

Nutritional management of production animals

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes In November last year, Dr Francois van de Vyver, formerly of Voermol, addressed Brahman society members regarding the importance...

Keep your calf crop healthy by banishing brucellosis

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes It is completely normal to have one or two animals that abort in a herd. However, when more than...

The ins and outs of processing feedlot cattle

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes During the feedlot challenge hosted by the Department of Animal Science at the University of Pretoria, BScAgric Animal Science...

Nodular worm: One of the most damaging parasites in sheep

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The nodular worm (Oesophagostomum spp) (Afrikaans = knoppieswurm) is a parasitic roundworm. The adults occur in the caecum and...

Pulpy kidney: The silent killer

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes To find dead sheep in your kraal when they were seemingly healthy the previous day is not a pretty...

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...