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


1981 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Oestrogens in Lucerne
by J.W. Plant, Special Veterinary Research Officer, Veterinary Research Station, NSW Dept. of Agriculture, Glenfield
The oestrogens present in lucerne belong to the coumestans, which include coumestrol, methoxycoumestrols, trifoliol, medicagol, lucernol, sativol, repensol Read More

Eperythrozoonosis in Sheep
by I.R. Littlejohns, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Research Station, NSW Dept. of Agriculture, Glenfield
The main happening relating to Eperythrozoonosis in the last year has been an evaluation of the Coombs test as a diagnostic aid Read More

Bluetongue Review
by R.W. Burton, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Research Station, NSW Dept. of Agriculture, Glenfield
A number of viruses related to the blue tongue (BT) group have been described in Australia since the original bluetongue isolation of 1975 Read More

Update on Nematode Resistance to Anthelmintics
by C.A. Hall, F.R.C.V.S., Veterinary Research Station, NSW Dept. of Agriculture, Glenfield
Since the last report the major change recorded is a resistance to levamisole / morantel by Ostertagia sp. Read More

Selenium Analyses
by P.J. Healy, B.V.Sc., PhD., M.A.C.V.Sc., Veterinary Research Station, NSW Dept. of Agriculture, Glenfield
The biochemistry laboratory at VRS is now able to offer laboratory support for investigation of selenium deficiencies in livestock Read More

Inherited Enzyme Deficiencies
by P.J. Healy, B.V.Sc., PhD., M.A.C.V.Sc., Veterinary Research Station, NSW Dept. of Agriculture, Glenfield
Mannosidosis, Beta Mannosidosis and Generalised glycogenesis are outlined and discussed Read More

Bacteroides nodosus Vaccines
by P.D. Claxton, B.V.Sc., Dip.Bact. (London), Veterinary Research Station, NSW Dept. of Agriculture, Glenfield
The Stock Medicines Boards of Victoria and NSW have recently registered a Sheep Footrot Vaccine containing representatives of nine serogroups of Bacteroides nodosus Read More

Studies of the Body Strike Problem of Sheep
by J.E. Watts, Veterinary Research Station, NSW Department of Agriculture, Glenfield NSW and G.C. Merritt, McMaster Laboratory, Division of Animal Health, CSIRO, Glebe NSW
Control of body strike remains highly dependent on the application of insecticides by jetting and showering with its associated loss of effectiveness as the blowflies become resistant to the insecticide Read More

Levamisole Toxicity in Lambs
by S.J. Whittaker, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Glen Innes/Inverell
Approximately one hour after marking had commenced a quick check around the small paddock into which the marked lambs had been released showed 6 lambs to be dead Read More

Vibrionic Abortion in Sheep
by S.J. Whittaker, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Glen Innes/Inverell
This paper deals with an abortion storm that occurred in a group of crossbred ewes on a Glen Innes property during the spring of 1980 Read More

Nutritional Myopathy in Sheep
by E.P. Buckley, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Wagga Wagga
Traditionally 'White Muscle Disease' has been associated with Selenium deficiency on lush clover dominant spring pastures, but in these cases the early occurrence was in animals grazing on cereal stubbles Read More

Blindness in Pigs Attributed to Hygromycin B
by Peter Green, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Dubbo
On inspection of the pigs I found at least 30% of the sows showed obvious ocular lesions Read More

Onion Poisoning in Cattle
by E. Sergeant, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Jerilderie
This report describes the history and clinical and post mortem findings of a case of onion poisoning diagnosed in cattle in the Jerilderie area Read More

Mineral Deficiency in Cattle
by P. Andrew, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Hay
All cattle were in poor condition and the general appearance was one of stunted growth, haunched backs with a dry, coarse coat Read More

Pyrollizidine Alkaloidosis in Sheep and Cattle in the Riverina
by D. Salmon, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Deniliquin
Pyrollizidine alkaloids are found in many plants which are of major economic importance in the Riverina including the heliotropes and Paterson's Curse Read More

Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Deer
by S. Love, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Coonamble
MCF is a multi-system disease associated with a herpes virus with clinical signs referable to the upper respiratory tract, alimentary tract, lymph nodes, skin, eyes and central nervous system Read More

Congenital Cardiomyopathy in the Poll Hereford Breed
by I.R. Harradine, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Grafton
The finding of calves aged three days to six weeks with typical lesions of nutritional cardiomyopathy on post mortem prompted investigation into tissue and blood selenium levels Read More

An Interesting T.B. Breakdown
by B. Unger, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Casino
This property has a history of tuberculosis dating back to seven totals and two others detected at first round test in 1962 Read More

T.B. Breakdown Herd
by Bob Irvine, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Denman-Singleton
Events began in August, 1977 when D.V.O. Newcastle was advised of a T.B. condemnation in a district dairy herd Read More

Panicum laevifolium - a Cause of Photosensitisation in Sheep
by F.L. Clark, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Inspector, Armidale
Over the last 30 years many cases of photosensitisation in sheep due to ingestion of P. laevifolium have been reported from the northern tablelands Read More

Enzootic Pneumonia in Pigs
by K.J. Amstrong, Veterinarian, Elanco Products, West Ryde NSW
Three surveys have been undertaken looking at Pneumonia in slaughtered pigs in Australia with indicated levels of infection ranging from 19.1% to 68% Read More

Summer Infertility in Sows
by Dr. R.J. Love, M.V.Sc., Ph.D., M.A.C.V.Sc. , Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Sydney NSW
The problem is generally referred to as a summer infertility but unfortunately it does not coincide very well with the summer period Read More


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