horseMud fever (greasy heel) and rain scald also known as dermatophilosis are all too common in horses in New Zealand.

theileriaThe cattle tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) is well established in New Zealand.

neosporosisSuspect neosporosis if any of your cows aborts or is infertile.  Neosporosis is the most common cause of abortion in cows in this country. 

bovine virus diarrhoeaBVD (Bovine Virus Diarrhoea) is a complicated viral disease of cattle that causes big financial losses in herds across New Zealand.  .

skinnycowYou might well have heard of Johne’s disease, because it’s a common problem in ruminants.  But even if you’ve heard of it, you may not know much about it.

goatfaceHave any goats on your farm died after losing weight steadily?  Did they develop severe diarrhoea?  Did their condition worsen over a period of weeks or months?

Johne’s disease is a particular problem in cattle and deer for several reasons. deerIt causes slowly progressive and incurable scouring and weight loss leading to death or euthanasia.

ill thrift

Some livestock just don’t do as well as they should, even when they have plenty of pasture.

metabolic diseases In late pregnancy and early lactation, ewes and cows are under great metabolic stress. Their foetuses grow fast in late pregnancy, and after giving birth they have to produce a lot of milk.

cowwHypomagnesaemia is relatively common in cows in heavy lactation and on lush pasture (inadequate energy intake and low magnesium content).

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