What is necrotic enteritis?
Necrotic enteritis is a disease of unknown cause, seen in spring-born suckled calves at grass. These calves are usually between 6 and 16 weeks of age.
Clinical Signs Diarrhoea often with blood and mucous Inappetance, lethargy, Loss of condition, dehydration Ulcers may be present on lips, gums or tongue Death . . . → Read More: Necrotic Enteritis in Cattle
Injection site lesions and Beef quality assurance
The injection of vaccines into muscle tissue commonly produces lesions and scar tissue which remain for life. Injections occasionally produce abscesses, which are even worse for carcass quality. The guidelines for Beef Quality Assurance should be followed.
1. When possible, select vaccine products which can be administered . . . → Read More: Vaccine care and handling and vaccination program for Beef
What is coccidiosis?
Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease that affects cattle, sheep, goats, swine and poultry.
The disease is caused by microscopic protozoan organisms known as coccidia that inhabit the cells of the intestinal lining. Each class of livestock has a species-specific coccidia; there is no cross-infection between species.
At least nine species of . . . → Read More: Coccidiosis in Beef Cattle
Meneged (Brain) Worm
While parasites have a major impact on the well-being of a herd, modern control methods have dramatically decreased that impact. A variety of parasitic organisms live in reindeer. A few of the more unique but in general, information about life cycles and control methods used to manage parasitic . . . → Read More: Parasites in Reindeer
This article will assist you to identify and manage the following health problems that can afflict goats.
Liver Fluke, C.A.E.V. – Caprine arthritis encephalistis virus (big knee), Coccidiosis, Yersinia, Lameness, Mastitis, Urinary calculi (kidney stones), Pink eye/conjunctivitis, Mange, Scabby mouth, Milk fever (hypocalcaemia), and Grass tetany (hypomagnesaemia).
It provides details of the prevailing conditions . . . → Read More: Goats – less common health issues