Small stock production: The five-point check for internal parasites in small stock

This five-point assessment method allows farmers to identify several diseases and parasites in their small livestock. This enables you to diagnose and prevent diseases and death on your farm. 1. NOSE AREA Nasal discharge By checking the nose, you can immediately see if there are any sign of nasal worm…

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Small stock production: Dips to control sheep scab and goat mange

In a previous article we looked at the symptoms of sheep scab and mange on goats. In this article we look at solutions, medication and dips. When working with chemicals, use your common sense. Always treat chemicals with care. Follow the mix and dosage instructions on the label or the…

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Ticks and tick-borne diseases – East Coast fever

THE DREADED EAST COAST FEVER Riphicephalus appendiculatus – the brown-ear tick (discussed in part II) transmits Anaplasmosis but, and more importantly, is the primary vector of East Coast fever (ECF). ECF has an incubation period of between 10 and 25 days with death occurring between 18 to 30 days. In…

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