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African swine fever outbreak confirmed in Mossel Bay

African Swine Fever (ASF) was first reported in the Western Cape in February 2021. It was then confirmed at two smallholding farms...

The actual cost of diseases on the farm

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes There is no denying that sick animals cost money. Aside from the...

Swollen head: Prevention and treatment options

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes When swollen head (dikkop) disease rears its ugly head in a sheep...

Animal health companies address antibiotic resistance

Animal health companies have invested billions in veterinary research and delivered 49 new vaccines in the past two years as part of...

Prevent diarrhoea from running loose in your herd

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Diarrhoea or scouring, which can lead to poor growth and mortality in...

Managing metabolic disorders in sheep during spring

The transition from winter to spring poses major challenges for sheep producers in the summer rainfall regions. New growth is eagerly awaited...

It’s ready, set, go for expert task team on animal biosecurity

The ministerial task team on animal biosecurity is expected to convene soon in an effort to tackle relevant issues, with special emphasis...

African swine fever: A raging fire that must be extinguished

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Top-rate biosecurity measures and the ongoing implementation thereof by large- and small-scale...

Why dip cattle if we see no ticks?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute We normally dip during spring and summer to reduce tick...

Ivermectin: Safe for animals and humans?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Ivermectin’s potential as an effective remedy against Covid-19 is currently being debated...