Monday, 18 February 2019 11:39

Healthy livers, happy cows

Liver damage caused by Facial Eczema severely impacts animal welfare and productivity, yet many farmers are not sufficiently supplementing their cows to protect against it.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:41

Genetics an answer to better FE tolerance

Facial eczema (FE) is a seasonal scourge, but genetic selection can help minimise the impact of this production-limiting disease in sheep.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 09 February 2018 11:55

Is facial eczema coming?

Farmers in and around the Taihape /Hunterville regions of the North Island are being warned to watch for signs of facial eczema (FE).

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 23 June 2017 12:55

Breed for FE tolerance best answer

You can treat facial eczema (FE) in various ways, but the only preventive measure is to breed for FE tolerance.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 07 April 2017 11:55

$1m to fight BVD and FE

Almost $1 million will go to projects aimed at combating animal diseases from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund.

Published in Farm Health

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.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 09 December 2016 07:55

Warm, wet weather may signal FE

With NIWA signalling warm, wet conditions across the North Island over December, farmers are being encouraged to take preventive measures against facial eczema (FE).

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:55

Make a plan for facial eczema

Farmers need to have a robust facial eczema (FE) prevention plan in place, says animal health company Agritrade.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:55

FE workshop launched in wake of crisis

Feedback from farmers is crucial to DairyNZ, helping it respond to farmers’ needs and fine-tune resources. A case in point is its facial eczema workshop.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 12:55

Facial eczema hits Taranaki hard

Taranaki dairy farmers are enduring a terrible facial eczema onslaught.

Published in Farm Health
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