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Autumn animal health with Ginny Dodunski. Part 2: Cattle

May 4, 2020

Ginny Dodunski is a Senior Vet with Totally Vets, Taumaranui. In her 1st podcast she discussed issues for sheep flocks in autumn and early winter. This week in Part 2 she shares her advice on looking after cattle in autumn and winter, whether calves, drystock or pregnant cows and heifers. Internal parasites are a hot topic again, Cooperia and Liver Fluke in particular. As well as the possibility of trace element deficiency, Ginny stresses the value of monitoring and testing to find the cause. As always, many animal health challenges start with nutrition and Ginny reinforces the need for Body Condition Scoring for cows too. Plus much more!
Links:
Ginny’s article  
The Wormwise resource book
The Wormwise learning module
Beef Cow Body Condition Scoring 
Totally Vets’ Poisonous Plants & Toxic Compounds webpage 

 

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