Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:45

Don’t get ticked off this season — or next!

New Zealand appears to be lucky in having only one major livestock tick. 

Published in Farm Health

Ensuring young stock are sourced from areas caught up in the outbreak of Theileriosis is still the best defence for farmers’ in areas where the disease is prevalent, says Bay Of Islands vet Garth Riddle.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:19

Keep theileria in mind when moving stock

Farmers are being warned to assess the risks to their herds from the tick-borne disease Theileria if they are moving stock this autumn and winter.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 24 November 2014 10:53

Tick alert

DairyNZ IS alerting all farmers, including graziers, to keep an eye out for signs of a tick-carried disease that causes anaemia in cattle.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:49

Treat now to fight Theileria – vet

FARMERS could safeguard next year’s calves against Theileria by treating cows for ticks in summer according to senior Vets North vet Mark Anderson.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:57

Bloodthirsty ticks on a quest

BLOODTHIRSTY ADULT TICKS are on a quest right now and farmers in the North Island in tick-prevalent areas should be checking cattle and talking to their veterinarian, say DairyNZ.

Published in General News

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