Bovine Ephemeral Fever: Three Day Sickness

Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF) is a viral disease of cattle and buffalo that is spread by mosquitos and biting midges. Usually, affected animals are only…

Cattle Tick Control Strategy

By Natasha Reading, B.Ag.Sc The tick season is upon us once more, and as always, parasite management is about prevention rather than treatment. Once an…

Weaner Sheep: Autumn Health & Production

by Dr Murray Grant, Veterinarian, Chemvet Australia Pty Ltd Over my time in Veterinary practice, sheep weaner health and production over the Autumn months was…

Ring Worm & Lice in Cattle

What is the difference? I am often asked what the difference is between lice and ringworm on cattle. Both conditions involve hair loss and rubbing…

Vetmec Antiparasitic Cattle Injection
Vetmec – Studies on Persistant Activity

Persistence of injectable abamectin (Vetmec) compared with other injectable products e.g. Dectomax, Cydectin etc The following Papers describe studies published in prestigious veterinary journals. They…

Sheep Worms & Lice

One of the biggest risks to the health of a flock of sheep is an infestation of parasites; worms in particular. According to a 2011…

Hydatid Tapeworm (Echinococcus Granulosus)(Hydatids)

The hydatid tapeworm might only be 2-4mm in length and virtually undetectable to the naked eye, but the harm it can do is powerful. Hydatids…

Cattle Tick (Boophilus Microplus)

The cattle tick is widely considered to be the most serious of the parasites that infest cattle in Northern Australia, as its effects can result…

Liver Fluke in Cattle (Fasciola hepatica)

Liver fluke is one pest that doesn’t just cause problems for cattle; it can also harm sheep, goats, horses and many other animals. Flat, oval…

Vetmec Pour-On for cattle
Cattle Lice

Cattle lice cause major irritation to herds across Australia. This aggravation can cause them to rub, scratch and bite which in turn can result in…

Barber’s Pole Worm (Haemonchus Contortus)

The blood sucking parasite barber’s pole roundworm is quite dangerous for sheep, causing an infection known as haemonchosis which,because of its blood sucking activity, can…

Vetmec-Sheep-Drenching-Gun
Drench Gun Maintenance

Instructions for cleaning the Vetmec 15mL Sheep Drenching Gun. Clean regularly to maintain the performance of your drenching gun.  (click here for a printable PDF version…

Worms in Cattle

What to Drench? When to Drench? Which Drench? By Dr Murray Grant “A few simple rules can help the Cattle producer design an efficient and effective worm prevention…

Blood Levels Vetmec

BLOOD LEVEL COMPARISON | Vetmec Injection vs. Abamectin Pour-on ABAMECTIN INJECTABLE (VETMEC ANTIPARASITIC CATTLE INJECTION) VERSES A REGISTERED ABAMECTIN ENDECTOCIDE It is accepted that the therapeutic effect…

Round NLIS Tags Datamars Swiss quality in a round tag
NLIS Retention Guarantee

LIFETIME TRACEABILITY – GUARANTEED! In a cattle industry first, Swiss tag manufacturer DATAMARS has this week announced it will be offering a Lifetime Retention Guaranteeon its…

Vetmec & Dung Beetles

One of the unintended and unwelcome consequences of the introduction of domestic cattle in Australia was the proliferation of bush flies and the introduction in…

Resistance to Ivermectin in sheep

The following articles clearly demonstrate the superior efficacy of abamectin versus ivermectin in sheep. Ivermectin-resistant Ostertagia circumcincta from sheep in the lower North Island and…

Buffalo Fly (Haematobia Irritans Exigua)

The dung-breeding buffalo fly is one of Australia’s major pests, causing cattle to suffer severe loss of productivity and weight loss. The pest is mostly…

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