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Unlocking the baobab’s feed potential

Baobab seeds hold promise as a low-cost supplement, says Prince Chisoro of the University of Fort Hare.
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Pneumonic (lung) pasteurellosis in cattle

No matter the age, sex or breed of cattle, all are susceptible to pneumonic pasteurellosis, and the disease can account for up to 50% of mortality under feedlot conditions. Dr JH du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan discuss its development, symptoms and control measures.
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Botulism in livestock

Botulism is a pathological condition causing complete or partial paralysis. It occurs mainly in cattle, although other organisms may also be affected. Dr Jan du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan discuss its cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and control.
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Bovine tuberculosis

Bovine tuberculosis is a centuries-old, chronic and highly contagious disease. Dr JH du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan discuss its dangers, transmission, symptoms and treatment.
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Three-day stiff-sickness

This is one of the dairy industry’s most important erosion diseases, and can lead to significant financial losses, according to Dr Jan du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan.
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Rural conservation agriculture success story

High-Value Crop (HVC) production could potentially make the Eastern Cape’s OR Tambo district municipality self-reliant in terms of food, according to Joseph Sello Kau, an agricultural economist at the ARC.
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African and Asiatic redwater in cattle

Redwater is an important tick-borne disease in cattle. In South Africa it accounts for losses of millions of rands annually. Dr JH du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan discuss the disease’s distribution, transmission, treatment and efficient management and control through blood vaccine.
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Brucellosis in cattle

The bacterial disease, brucellosis, costs the local livestock industry millions of rands every year. In the first of a new animal health series, Dr JH du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan, discuss this impact.
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Night Riders

Bats are of enormous value to urban and rural people, and may be the answer to pest problems in macadamia orchards
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How to make a firebreak suited to local conditions

Firebreaks are essential to wildfire management, yet ironically, the burning of firebreaks can itself be the cause of fires. Fire ecologist and Working on Fire International associate, Prof Winston Trollope and his wife Lynne explain how to make a safe, effective firebreak.
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