Technical - How to - livestock production
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Common zoonotic diseases

These diseases can be life-threatening, so it’s important to understand how they are contracted, says Paul Donovan.
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How to keep a donkey healthy

Donkeys and horses have several diseases in common, but symptoms and treatment differ, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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Managing donkeys

Many donkeys still run in herds on communal grazing and can be dangerous to humans, warns Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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Feeding a donkey

Look after your donkey and it will look after you, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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Improving anthelmintic use

A minimal yet effective treatment programme is the way to go in the fight against anthelmintic resistance, say Gareth Bath and Jan van Wyk.
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Brucellosis: a common danger

This disease decreases the profit of cattle farmers and affects food security in rural areas. It can also be transmitted from cattle to people, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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Managing internal parasites for sheep and goats – Part l

A holistic approach that regards parasites as part of the natural order of things is your best option when it comes to parasite management, say Gareth Bath and Jan van Wyk.
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Goats and sheep - Strutting their stuff

The ‘male effect’ is a natural and ethical way to better reproduction in goats and sheep, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Fighting flies

Flies on your farm are more than a nuisance. A severe fly infestation can affect your cattle’s productivity, hitting profits hard.
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Feeding dairy cows – 2

Deficiencies in roughage can be supplemented with concentrates and minerals.
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