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

District Veterinarian Conference March 2018

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Advances in control, prevention and eradication of footrot in small ruminants
Written by: Om Dhungyel and Richard Whittington, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
Footrot is a contagious disease caused by the interaction of the essential causative agent Dichelobacter nodosus and sympatric bacteria, in the complex environment of the epidermal tissues of the hoof and the host immune system ... Read More

A continuing study into reports of nephritis in lambs in the SA Mallee
Written by: Jeremy Rogers, Senior Veterinary Officer, PIRSA, Murray Bridge, SA
A previously reported study into an apparently increasing incidence of Nephritis in lambs in the Murray- Mallee area of SA is continuing ... Read more


Lessons from a large botulism outbreak in a South Coast dairy herd
Written by: Steve Whittaker, District Veterinarian Berry SE LLS, Andrejs Medenis, Private Veterinarian, Gerringong and Paul Freeman Senior Veterinary Officer, NSW DPI Wollongbar
Mass mortalities in cattle due to botulism occur sporadically usually associated with feed contamination. Management of these outbreaks is a major logistical exercise and highly traumatic for all involved ... Read more


Disease control over the century
Written by: Andrew Biddle Northern Tablelands LLS Inverell
Preparing for this presentation has been a fascinating dig into our past. The question always being do I look at the diseases or the people ... Read more

An update on Hendra virus (HeV), HeV-like illnesses and horses as sentinels for emerging infectious disease
Written by: Edward Annand, Peter Reid, Ina Smith, Ibrahim Diallo, Stacey Lynch, Richard Weir, Lorna Melville, Cristy Secombe, Philip N. Britton, James Gilkerson, Cheryl Jones, and Navneet Dhand
Hendra virus causes a usually fatal acute disease in horses mediated by an endothelial vasculitis. It also has a high case fatality rate in humans who may become infected via exposure to an infected horse ... Read more

History of the Veterinay profession
Written by: Nigel Brown, Glen Innes, Northern Tablelands LLS
'Veterinarian' derives from the Latin 'veterinum' which means 'beast of burden' and 'veterinarius' means 'of or having to do with beasts of burden' ... Read more

The introduction of electronic NLIS (Sheep & Goats) in Victoria
Written by: Robert Suter, Agriculture Victoria, Attwood
To date, the transition to electronic NLIS (sheep & Goats) in Victoria has progressed very successfully, with the timeline targets all being met, this is largely down to four factors ... Read more

The state veterinary service in New South Wales
Written by: Dan Salmon
The early iterations of government veterinary service were based on the English genesis of the profession as superior farriers rather than the European concept of scientists protecting livestock industries ... Read more

Stock Inspectors 1918 to 1936 by conference
Written by: Peter Frecklington
The 1918 inaugural conference was held at King's Hall, Hunter Street, Sydney over three days, Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 1918 ... Read more

Vets in public practice in NSW
Written by: Richard Whittington, University of Sydney
The newspapers, electronic and on-line media regularly report items of great relevance to pubic practice veterinarians; so often in fact that it might go unnoticed, just like public practice vets themselves ... Read more



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