Lifestyle Farm Disease Management

Correct disease management is crucial on any lifestyle farm, especially in the warmer summer months. Franklin Vets can offer you advice on the prevention and treatment of disease on your farm.

Cows

Grass Staggers occurs when the intake of magnesium is exceeded by its output. It is common in spring due to an increased requirement of magnesium for lactation and the decreased magnesium content of lush green pasture. Grass staggers is not just restricted to the first few days of lactation.

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Sheep

Grass Staggers occurs when the intake of magnesium is exceeded by its output. It is common in spring due to an increased requirement of magnesium for lactation and the decreased magnesium content of lush green pasture.

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Pigs

Raising pigs requires the right housing, diet and healthcare. Compared with other livestock, pigs are relatively low maintenance. They do well on rough feed and can thrive in smaller spaces. Providing the pigs get the recommended vaccines, they are not as susceptible to diseases as other farm animals.

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Poultry

Free range poultry will be exposed to a number of parasites in their environment, the following is a guide to control roundworms and tapeworms.

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Goats

Unlike sheep, goats remain susceptable to internal parasites (worms) throughout their lives.

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Alpacas

Alpacas are infected by both internal and external parasites
Lice and mange affect alpacas. They can be difficult to detect and control depending on the mite. There are no licensed products or doses for treating external parasites in alpacas. Some cattle and sheep doses can be used. Check with Franklin Vets for a recommendation.

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Disease Care For Your Farm

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