Vaccinate against bluetongue

Bluetongue, a disease contracted by wild and domestic ruminants, is a notifiable disease in South Africa. “It is caused by an Orbivirus and is...

Healthy livestock = safe meat = happy humans

The way that people treat their animals are influenced by their value systems and religion and can differ vastly from one culture to the...

Snotsiekte is ’n wesenlike gevaar

Een van die dieresiektes waarvoor nie werklik raad of medikasie is nie en wat seker die meeste deur navorsers afgeskeep word, is snotsiekte. Vir baie...

#VideoVet: Reign in orf before it wreaks havoc

Orf, or vuilbek as it is commonly known, is a highly contagious disease that occurs in sheep and goats. According to Dr Lindsay Parvess,...

#VideoVet: How to decrease worm woes

High worm burdens can lead to severe production losses due to poor weight gain, high treatment costs or even direct animal losses. Managing your...

#VideoVet: Milk fever doesn’t have to reach fever pitch

When milk fever occurs in livestock, it is very important to treat the animal immediately and to monitor it afterwards. “Milkfever occurs commonly in...

Snotsieke bly ʼn groot uitdaging

’n Entstof teen snotsiekte sal waarskynlik nie voor 2020 beskikbaar wees nie. Intussen het dié ekonomies belangrike en dodelike siekte ook begin versprei na...

#VideoVet: Your vaccination checklist

The core of animal health management on any farm is having and implementing a structured immunisation or vaccination programme. “It is crucial to consult...

Wees op jou hoede vir virussiektes in die somer

Elke seisoen bring sy eie kwota siektes en sommige daarvan kan behandel en uitgeroei word, terwyl ander net simptomaties behandel kan word. Virussiektes is...

Be aware of viral diseases in summer

Every season has its own quota of diseases. Some of them can be treated and eliminated, while others can only be treated symptomatically. Viral...
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SA-EU dialogue on soil information management

The Republic of South Africa (SA) and the European Union (EU) engaged in a dialogue on soil information between 10 February 2018 and 23...

Elke individu kan die magsbalans beïnvloed

Willie Spies, wat aan die burgerregtegroep Afriforum verbonde is, was een van die gassprekers tydens die Harrismith Distrikslandbou-unie se jaareindfunksie in November. Hy het...

Op RSG Landbou aanstaande week

Maandag, 19 November Naspeurbaarheid in diereproduksie is belangrik vir die landbou as ’n geheel.  In RSG Landbou van Maandag gesels Lise Roberts met dr Pieter...