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

District Veterinarian Conference, April 2021


Case study of 'winter scours' in sheep in SA Mallee caused by nutrient deficiencies
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'Winter scours' syndrome in adult sheep and weaner lambs is a regularly occurring issue in some sheep flocks in particular parts of the southern Mallee in SA ... Read more

Footrot research update from the University of Sydney (2018-2021)
Written by: Om Dhungyel, Richard Whittington, Andrew McPherson and Karen Smith, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
The University of Sydney continues to offer a referral service and laboratory diagnostic service for footrot. This is quite a busy service assisting field veterinarians and farmers in the southern states ... Read more

Pilot study on the role of environmental factors on footrot outbreaks
Written by: Sandy Nguyen, Lachlan Ingram and Om Dhungyel, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
Pilot study to examine the role of environmental factors on the outbreaks of ovine footrot has been initiated as a retrospective study on the outbreaks in the Monaro region, south east of NSW ... Read more

Pilot study to understand the sheep health management issues in sheep farms in NSW
Written by: Jessica Boyd-weetman and Wendy Muir, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, and Om Dhungyel, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
There is increasing pressure on farmers to ensure that they maintain high levels of welfare and health for their animals whilst also ensuring their practices are environmentally sustainable ... Read more

Study of lesser virulent footrot in NSW
Written by: Karen Smith, Richard Whittington, Navneet Dhand and Om Dhungyel, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
The impact of lesser virulent strains of D. nodosus is becoming more apparent in NSW with traditional treatments and eradication programs often failing ... Read more


Coxiella burnetii – A seminal case study
Written by: Shayne Fell, Ronald Coilparampil, Yan Huang, Cheryl Jenkins, Keith Walker, Kristie Harper and Ian Marsh, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Menangle, NSW
Coxiella burnetii is a zoonotic pathogen that occurs worldwide, except for New Zealand, causing Query (Q) fever in humans and coxiellosis in animals. In cattle, sheep and goats ... Read more


Do B12 injections improve vitamin B12 status? Updates on vitamin B12 supplementation in ruminants
Written by: Dr Paula Gonzalez-Rivas, Technical Services Manager, Nutrition Virbac Australia
Two commercially available forms of injectable cobalamin, hydroxocobalamin (OHB12) and cyanocobalamin (CNB12), are registered for use in livestock ... Read more

Chemical residues and export market access
Written by: Emily Doyle, State Residues Coordinator, Biosecurity & Food Safety, NSW DPI
The spectrum of importing country requirements for meat and meat products are as broad as the trading partners are numerous ... Read more

Descriptive epidemiology of Salmonella enteritidis outbreak in New South Wales
Written by: Catherine Fraser, NSW Department of Primary Industries
In September 2018, traceback from a human SE cluster not attributable to overseas travel led to the detection of SE in a New South Wales (NSW) poultry flock ... Read more



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