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Top-three measures to prevent ASF on smallholdings

The occurrence of the African swine fever (ASF) virus across South Africa is a socio-economic issue and with more outbreaks reported outside...

The health of the national herd begins on the farm

Animal diseases are an unavoidable aspect of any livestock farming enterprise and require due attention. Yet it is often overlooked, leading to...

Animate Animal Health emerges victorious after court case is dismissed

Animate Animal Health is pleased to announce that following a drawn-out court case aimed at one of its most popular products, Salbutamate...

Irresponsible use of antibiotics threatens SA’s livestock industry

The recent news that ivermectin – a drug typically used to treat parasites in livestock – may be used compassionately by humans...

First infection of H5N8 bird flu strain in humans is detected

This article was originally published in The Guardian. Click here to read the original article. An H5N8 strain of...

ASF reported in Western Cape for the first time

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported for the first time in the Western Cape. The outbreak was confirmed...

Farm to Fork cattle vaccination programme launched

Having an optimised vaccination programme with frequently-measured benchmarks will go a long way to improving a cattle farmer’s profitability.   

South Africans urged to join the fight against rabies

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) wish to alert members of...

Focus on hoof care (Part 2): Genetics and conformation

In part 1 of this series, I explained why we often see cattle with long claws and I touched on the principles...

Desperate attempts to obtain ivermectin threaten animal health

The sudden increase in demand for ivermectin injectable products based on the belief that ivermectin may help prevent and treat Covid-19 is...