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Climate change and the nutrient content of fodder

The unpredictability of South Africa’s regional climate has a profound influence on feed provision for domestic livestock, game animals and people. The recent extended drought...

The Animal Diseases Act: What farmers should know

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal...

Make calf health a priority during winter

The approach of winter means it is time to wean calves. Weaning, associated with significant stress for calves and their dams, can have a...

Focus on ASF at Africa Pork Event

On 13 March Topigs Norsvin hosted the 2019 Africa Pork Event at the Maslow Hotel in Menlyn. Discussions on African Swine Fever (ASF) took...

Enhancing veterinary paraprofessionals’ governance to safeguard livelihoods

The growing impact of animal diseases in food security, livelihoods, and public health has strengthened the essential need for a strong and well-trained veterinary...

VideoVet: The basics of brucellosis

Bovine brucellosis, or Brucella abortus, is a bacterial disease that affects a cow’s reproductive system, causing it to abort. It will also affect the...

The causes of foot problems in cattle

Foot problems in cattle are of great concern, as an animal’s ability to move and level of pain, will affect its feed intake and...

Disease report: December 2018

December was hot and dry in large parts of the country. In other parts it was hot and very wet. The perception is that...

Update: FMD outbreak in Limpopo

Following a meeting between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the National Animal Health Forum, three task teams have been set...

Foot and Mouth disease task teams formed

Following a meeting between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the National Animal Health Forum (NAHF), three task teams have been...