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Anthrax and the 3 S’s

| October 27, 2001 | 0 Comments
Anthrax and the 3 S’s

  By Will VerbovenAnthrax is one of those hot words that strikes instant fear into many citizens. That fear seems to have come to the attention of real and wannabe terrorists and the usual collection of copycat nut cases – particularly after September 11th. Those warped individuals have been mailing Anthrax spores to various people […]

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Little lepto risk in south

| October 13, 2001 | 0 Comments
Little lepto risk in south

 By Trudi Baird 13 October 2001 — Leptospirosis is a serious disease and a real threat to both animals and humans. But, due to heightened media attention, farmers could be forgiven for thinking it is only a matter of time before their farm becomes infected with the disease. In reality, the disease is associated more […]

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Rrrrrotavirus

| October 13, 2001 | 0 Comments
Rrrrrotavirus

 By Barbara Smail Remember my recent article that began “Keep your calves out of the poo!”? Well guess who was in it, to the top of her overalls this spring. Our calves should have had a great start – clean, fresh sawdust with draught free sunny sheds, freshwater, meal and hayfeeders all installed – and […]

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Footrot not just a merino problem

| October 13, 2001 | 0 Comments
Footrot not just a merino problem

By Trudi Baird Presently, footrot is thought to cost the merino industry in excess of $3m but is estimated to cost the sheep industry as a whole (in this country) between $80m and $100m. And unless progress is made in dealing with the problem, Footrot which was originally considered predominately a merino disease, is set […]

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Worm eating fungi could benefit farmers

| October 13, 2001 | 0 Comments
Worm eating fungi could benefit farmers

 By Joanne Marshall Early in July Farmnews reported that some Australian and British researchers had made a breakthrough in the war against worm parasites in sheep. At that time the researchers had found that a nematophagous fungi could be used to control the free-living stages of some worm parasites of sheep under grazing conditions. Since […]

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