Technical - How to - livestock production
Redwater (Tick-borne disease)

Redwater is a disease affecting cattle and is transmitted by infected blue ticks occuring in the higher rainfall regions of South Africa, such as the Western and Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
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Bluetongue (Midge-borne disease)

“Bluetongue is transmitted by the Culicoides midge, which breeds in moist, warm conditions,” says Dr Leask.
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Careful with those licks!

Indiscriminate use of licks can do more harm than good, cautions Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Get the grazing right!

Roelof Bezuidenhout discusses the main grazing system types, from fodder banks to controlled selective grazing.
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Fixing the veld

Which grazing system is the best? It’s a question that evokes much debate, but the answer is really quite simple, suggests Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Hygienic hand milking

Hand milking can be as hygienic as milking machines, and is more gentle to the udder. But precautions must be taken.
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Animal health: about theileriosis

Corridor disease and turning sickness are the two most common forms of theileriosis found in South Africa.
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About anthrax

Anthrax is a highly contagious disease of domestic and wild animals that can also affect humans.
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Dealing with disease - Part 2

Preventing exposure to disease in the first place is the fourth and final step in disease prevention.
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Dealing with disease – 1

Four main approaches are used to prevent disease in livestock.
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