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Liver Fluke or Fasciolosis
Winter issue 2012
worm cal ed “Fasciola hepatica”.
and fertility- decline.
which the mud snail is essential and choice for your cattle. Annual
Health Calendar October, November, December
Triclabendazole products can be used at housing as these target early immature, older
immature and adult flukes. W hen dosing at housing with “older immature and adult flukicide”: after 6 weeks check dung samples
and/or retreat OR delay administration of this flukicide to 6-8 weeks after housing. W hen dosing with only adult flukicide: delay and after 2 months check dung samples and/or retreat.
Dry Cow Therapy:
Prevention of Pneumonia in Weanlings
choose well and do well
Weanling pneumonia is caused by different viruses; Bovine
Dry cow therapy (DCT) is the best chance of curing a
Herpesvirus1 (IBR), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV),
persistent mastitis infection (often Staph Aureus) and
Parainfluenza virus (PI3) and bacteria; Pasteurella,
can reduce new infections during dry period.
Mannheimia, Mycoplasma, Histophilus. But pneumonia is a
Unfortunately when done incorrectly it could caus
classic multi-factorial disease; only a combination of
infectious agents with inappropriate husbandry and management causes outbreaks. Therefor prevention
al the cows should be treated: blanket
treatment. Selective treatment is only an option when
Lungworm control min 2 weeks prior to weaning.
al the cows SCC are individual y monitored (milk
Lungworm infection results in damaged lungs which are
recording and mastitis records) and herd average
more susceptible to bacteria and viruses.
<200000. The choice of antibiotic depends on the
Optimalise environment conditions: ideal y wean
bacteria prevalent on the farm. Take, if not done
previous, milksamples of cows with high SCC at
Weaning has shown to be stressful for more than 7 days,
minimum 3 weeks before drying off and we can sent
affecting adversely the immune system. Delay
these to the lab for culture and antibiotic sensitivity
additional stressors; dehorning, castration, diet change,
tests. Teat sealers can be used together with antibiotic
housing, re-grouping for 2-4 weeks post weaning.
DCT or alone in confirmed uninfected cows.
Introduce concentrates at least a month prior to
dry off abruptly, milk out as usual, wear clean
weaning, increase gradual y and intent calves to eat 1
gloves, disinfect teat ends, insert the nozzle partial y in
kg/day at weaning, continue after weaning.
the teat end, insert the content of the DCT and
Take up to 1/3 of cows, from the group, don’t move the
massage it up the teat into the udder and teat dip,
calves. Repeat at interval of min 5 days.
mark cow and record treatment: product, date, id cow
Do not sell until at least 2 weeks after weaning
and milk withdrawal period. Don’t al ow cows to lie for 2
Eradication of BVD improves calf’s immune system.
hours, than put cows in dry, clean paddock or cubicles.
Start vaccination against pneumonia at least 6 weeks
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