Information on disease treatment and prevention in dairy cattle.
A very distinct problem for dairy cows is the disease of ketosis (or acetonaemia). The occurrence of this disease in dairy cows is related to an increased demand for glucose by the animal.
Drought calls for hard economic decisions to be made, particularly on the fate of stock. Stock owners should obtain all available information to make the best decisions.
Anthrax has been recognised in Australia for over 150 years as a cause of sudden death in farm animals, particularly sheep and cattle.
Arthrogryposis (joints fixed in abnormal positions) is a birth defect seen in cattle and sheep. Causes include viral infections of the dam as well as inherited defects.
Bloat is a seasonal problem in both dairy and beef cattle. The condition is usually precipitated by the rapid consumption of lush legume pasture species in spring.
Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF) is a viral disease of cattle and buffalo. Typically, affected animals are only sick for a few days, hence the alternative name - Three Day Sickness.
Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) is a fatal wasting disease of cattle, goats, alpaca and deer. Bovine Johne’s disease is Far more common in dairy herds than in beef herds.
Information on BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy), cattle imports and the tracing program.
Answers to questions about BSE, covering topics including the feed ban and reproductive material.
BSE is a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) seen in cattle and commonly known as "mad cow disease". TSEs are incurable central nervous system illnesses.
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