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Case notes on veterinary investigations in sheep, cattle and other species

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Articles highlighting veterinary investigations of disease incidents in sheep flocks, cattle herds and other livestock species, mostly in New South Wales, that may prove of interest to veterinarians and students of veterinary science.

From the Winter 2019 Edition...Courtney Simkin, DV Hay, talks about feedlot lactic acidosis, even with the best laid plans of mice and men...

Feedlot lactic acidosis despite complete ration, buffer and roughage provided by Courtney Simkin

Lactic acidosis (grain overload or grain poisoning) can occur easily in feedlot situations; especially during the transition to a high grain ration. It is vital to get the stock accustomed to the grain ration over a period of at least 2 weeks ... Read more


From the Archives...in 1954 Allan Farleigh talks about droughts (and floods)...

The Battle With the Elements by EA Farleigh, Inspector of Stock, Glen Innes-Inverell

The history of the world records that every land experiences times of lean and times of plenty. N.S.W. is no exception to this, and in our lifetime there have been many periods of droughts and floods. The northern areas of the State have a reputation for being more stable than the west, but nature has a habit of being unkind ... Read More


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