Ask the vet: Zoonotic diseases

World Zoonoses Day on 6 July raises awareness of zoonotic diseases. The date is linked to a scientific breakthrough when French biologist Louis Pasteur successfully invented and administered the first vaccination against a zoonotic disease in 1885. The disease was rabies.

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Ticks migrate from tall grass onto the animals to complete their life cycles. Youngsters safely have about 6 months of immunity to tick-borne diseases.

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Ask the vet: Relooking livestock biosecurity

Biosecurity is critical for everyone involved in livestock production. It’s especially important considering the contribution of agriculture to livelihoods in South Africa. It’s also widely reported that more than 70% of the world’s poorest countries rely on livestock for survival.

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