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Beef Cattle

Information on disease treatment and prevention in beef cattle.

Internal Parasites - Roundworm in Cattle

Ostertagia ostertagi and Cooperia spp are nematodes that are regularly associated with outbreaks of parasitic gastroenteritis throughout Australia. Most at risk are young animals, up to 2 years of age.

Perennial Ryegrass Toxicosis

Perennial ryegrass toxicosis (PRGT) can be a serious and widespread problem in livestock grazing perennial ryegrass dominant pastures during the summer and autumn months.

Leptospirosis Vaccination

Leptospirosis is a common disease affecting people who work with cattle. Studies from New Zealand have shown that vaccination of herds against leptospirosis results in a subsequent reduction in the number of human cases of leptospirosis by 60%.

Bovine Johne's Disease

Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) is a fatal wasting disease of cattle, goats, alpaca and deer. Bovine Johne’s disease is Far more common in dairy herds than in beef herds.

Drought Action Plan

Feed shortages are changing situations which require continual reassessment of feed and financial resources and an ability to quickly take relief measures at minimum cost.

Vibriosis In Cattle

Vibriosis (bovine venereal campylobacteriosis, or BVC) is venereal disease of cattle caused by the bacterium Campylobacteriosis fetus venerealis. This sexually transmitted disease is a major cause of infertility and abortion.

Scouring in Young Calves

Scours (diarrhoea) is probably the most common problem encountered by calf rearers, usually within the first month of life. Calves often become quieter and go off their feed, followed by scouring.

Information on BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy), cattle imports and the tracing program.

The hydatid tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosis) is one of seven tapeworms known to infect dogs in Australia. The lifecycle of this parasite can involve a number of animals, including humans.

Answers to questions about BSE, covering topics including the feed ban and reproductive material.

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