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ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY INSPECTORS OF N.S.W. PROCEEDINGS


1977 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Anthelmintic Efficiency of Non-Benzimidazole Anthelmintics Against Benzimidazole Resistant Strains of Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis
by C.A. HALL, B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S. Special Veterinary Research Officer, Veterinary Research Station, Glenfield
The presence of thiabendazole resistant strains of Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis have been reported from Australia since 1968 ... Read More

Enteric Disease and Intestinal Immunity
by A.J. HUSBAND, B.Sc.Agr., Ph.D., N.S.W. Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Research Station, Glenfield
Enteric diseases in neonatal animals are serious causes of economic loss to the cattle, sheep and pig industries, the most common being Salmonella spp. and various serotypes of Escherichia coli ... Read More

The Place of Feral Animals in Disease Eradication Programmes
by J.R. Giles, M.Sc., Chief, Scientific Services, National Parks & Wildlife Service
In Australia, several species of introduced animals are more or less widely distributed, in contact with domestic livestock and susceptible to a range of exotic livestock and human diseases ... Read More

Investigations of the Causes of Sheep Infertility in Individual Sheep Flocks
by J.W. Plant, B.V.Sc., Special Veterinary Research Officer, Veterinary Research Station, Glenfield
The main reason for the failure of the lamb marking percentage of the New South Wales sheep flock to show a marked improvement over the last 70 years has been the lack of definition of the cause or causes of the low lamb marking percentages ... Read More

Pesticide Residues in the Forbes Pastures Protection District
by J.B. Kemp, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Forbes
The main use of D.D.T. has been for lucerne seed production. Other crops involved have been sunflower, linseed and tomatoes ... Read More

Some Field Aspects of D.D.T. Residues in Cattle in the Namoi Valley
by J.A. Macfarlane, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Narrabri/Pilliga Pastures Protection Boards
The successful emergence of the cotton industry in the Namoi Valley since 1962 has led to the situation where 52% of the cotton grown in Australia is grown in the Namoi Valley ... Read More

Hypocalcaemia and Bone Fragility in Lambs Grazing Cereals
by E.P. Buckley, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Wagga Wagga
This paper records some cases of osteodystrophy and hypocalcaemia encountered in lambs and discusses the possible widespread incidence of these conditions in lambs grazing winter cereals ... Read More

Toxicity of '1080'
by F.I. Clark, B.V.Sc., M.A.C.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Armidale
Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) is a white, odourless, tasteless powder. It is highly soluble in water but relatively insoluble in organic solvents ... Read More

Feeding Stock in Flood Times
by G.W. EGGLESTON, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Moree
In the plains country, in flood times it takes a long time for the flood waters to recede, and as a result in the 1971, 1974 and 1976 floods at Moree it has been necessary to carry out fodder drops to flood bound stock ... Read More

Microencephaly and Related Abnormalities in Lambs
by H.C. Grant-Frost, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Coonabarabran
This paper describes another outbreak of microencephaly on a Dorset stud at Gilgandra, and mentions briefly a further occurrence of the condition on a property near Coonabarabran ... Read More

Blue Green Algae Toxicity in Sheep and Cattle
by R.I. Walker, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Young
There are at least two species of algae belonging to the Cyanophyta (Blue-Green algae) which are responsible for acute poisoning and mortalities in sheep, cattle, horses, native birds, honey bees and mice ... Read More

Blood Testing of Rams - Results and Problems Encountered
by John C. Thomas, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Mudgee
An extension programme for 1976-77 was to survey and test rams to determine the incidence of Ovine Brucellosis in the Mudgee Pastures Protection Board area ... Read More

Parasitic Trials in Sheep - Holbrook District
by M.R. Barry, B.V.Sc,. Veterinary Inspector, Albury/Hume
Local recommendations regarding worm control are often based on the findings of trials in other areas and it was considered that some local information could be helpful not only to the owner concerned, but also for the district ... Read More

Reticuloendotheliosis (RE) Virus Infection of Poultry
by P.T. Gilchrist, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, N.S.W.
In January, 1976 other States reported these signs on an epidemic basis and by the middle of 1976 N.S.W. cases appeared in layer chicks ... Read More

Some Factors Contributing to Ill Thrift in Cattle on the Central Coast
by J.W. West, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Maitland
A typical coastal copper deficiency problem is that experienced on the following property ... Read More


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