You can treat facial eczema (FE) in various ways, but the only preventive measure is to breed for FE tolerance.
Veterinary Enterprises Group (VEG) has bought a minority shareholding in FarmIQ Systems Ltd.
Providing pain relief when disbudding calves is not mandated by regulation but it is coming, says DairyNZ animal husbandry specialist Bruce Eyers.
In a first for the Agricultural Fieldays, New Zealand company BioBrew is showcasing CalfBrew, a live animal probiotic.
A critical way to reduce the spread of disease from one season to the next is by removing soiled bedding and thoroughly cleaning a calf shed.
I never really liked 2036. She was the wild one as a calf. Then as a heifer she had a “spooky” look in her eye and she was always the one who went the wrong way when trying to get a mob through a gate.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the buzzword in the animal health sector. In a series of articles, microbiologists Greg Cook and Adam Heikal explain AMR and look at how the agriculture sector should respond.
Stock could face increased risk of nitrate poisoning, say Ravensdown experts Jeremy Klingender and Dr Julie Wagner.
A combination pour-on that is rain resistant has been released by local company Alleva Animal Health.
Restrictions on advertising of antibiotics will not necessarily lead to a reduction in usage, claim academics.
Canterbury farmer Assaf Sol is combating milk fever in his herd by supplementing magnesium in various ways, reports the supplier of Country Mile magnesium oxide dust.
Treating second year heifers like mixed aged cows is one of the main reasons they don’t get in calf again, DairyNZ South Auckland consulting officer Jamie Haultain says.
The dairy industry’s attitude towards antibiotics is being challenged, says mastitis management expert Steve Cranefield.
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) is satisfied with both the sheep and beef industries’ approaches to breeding with respect to animal welfare issues.
Innovation is long overdue in mastitis management to protect New Zealand farmers’ global leadership in dairying, says an academic.
Farmers are getting a push to use the “masses of science” available in New Zealand to improve their profitability.
Almost $1 million will go to projects aimed at combating animal diseases from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund.
The funding of research into facial eczema (FE) and bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD), and better use of antimicrobials and disease management on dairy farms, has been boosted in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round.
New Zealand has “good smarts” in primary industry innovation, but needs to ramp it up, says Argenta managing director and co-founder Dr Doug Cleverly.
DairyNZ has put together in-depth tools and animations on how to milk efficiently while ensuring cow health.
‘The benefit of extended therapy for mastitis: myth or fact?’ was the topic at the third global milk quality expert forum.
Rearing young stock on single species grazing systems under irrigation may become very challenging as there is often no alternative species grazing to help reduce parasite burdens on the pasture.
David and Colleen Fagan, of Northland, take pride in the quality of the milk their cows produce, reports MSD Animal Health NZ.
Evaluation of what is an adequate level of trace minerals is generally based on population in sample analysis of large numbers of animals not dead or dying, and the resultant levels are deemed adequate.
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