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Optimising reproductive performance in stock

Trace mineral supplementation as a nutritional strategy is an important economic decision for cattle and sheep operations. All minerals, and in particular phosphorus, directly raise…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons, Sheep

Weaning and the importance of trace minerals

Weaning is one of the highest demand periods for livestock. High rainfall can lead to large amounts of green feed becoming available for livestock. Despite…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Why weigh this winter

Mother Nature can throw anything at southern Australian livestock producers during winter. Big rains and long stretches of cold, overcast days can lead to pugged…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons, Tech Services

Exit drenches for long-acting injections and capsules in sheep

Long-acting drenches are a popular treatment choice with many sheep farmers at lambing. If long-acting treatments are used, it should be noted that resistance to…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Drench resistant parasites are a concern

When it comes to cattle, most producers are unaware that anthelmintic resistance in cattle is now a real concern. Anthelmintic resistance is a genetic trait…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons

Dairy dry off – the time to plan

The dry off for spring calving dairy cows is just around the corner. Many producers are looking forward to a few sleep-ins, holidays with the…

Animal Health, Cattle

Worms growing increasingly resistant to parasiticides

Studies show infected cattle under perform by 7.4 per cent (pc) in average daily weight gain1 and can have 5.4 pc lower feed intake1. Dr…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons

Troy Animal Health continues Aussie Helpers partnership

Troy Animal Health is continuing their partnership with charity Aussie Helpers, donating $5 from every drum of AVENGE + FLY purchased between 1 February and…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Is your current sheep drench really working?

Australian sheep producers spent almost $104 million in the last 12 months on drenches to manage internal parasites.1 Unfortunately, many of these drenches are no…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Minimising the effect of mycotoxins

There is no silver bullet to tackle the threat of mycotoxins. To reduce the risk to both animal health and business profitability, a targeted approach…

Animal Health, Livestock, Seasons

Weaner cattle – is your drench doing its job?

A recent scientific article in the Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) journal highlighted the need to check that your weaner drench is effective. Drench resistance is…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons

Flystrike – strike now before they do

Flystrike in Australian sheep is a serious issue, causing significant suffering and pain to the animal and estimated to cost the industry $280 million annually.1…

Animal Health, Sheep