Franklin Vets Blog

Facial Eczema Spore Counting

January 18, 2021

FE Alert! We are seeing higher than usual spore counts for this time of year, with some areas hitting 120,000 at last weeks count! Anything over 30,000 is regarded as toxic, while counts between 50-80,000 are highly toxic so we recommend starting zinc therapy now.

Check out this video prepared by Vet Tech Teresa Higgins from our Kopu branch, which shows you how to collect samples and how we test these for spores at the clinic.
Find out what’s happening at your farm and drop some samples to your local Franklin Vets clinic now.