In this week’s animal health video series, Dr Berry Mutowembwa, a research veterinarian at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), shares invaluable guidance on managing two critical diseases, namely pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) and bluetongue.
Pulpy kidney is caused by Clostridium perfringens Type D bacteria, and the non-contagious viral bluetongue is transmitted by biting midges. Mutowembwa explains the key symptoms that farmers should be on the lookout for to detect the presence of these diseases in their flocks.
Recognising these symptoms at an early stage plays a pivotal role in the implementation of timely interventions and safeguarding the health and well-being of sheep and goats.
Mutowembwa also advises on the appropriate actions to take to minimise the impact of these diseases on your farm and prevent potential losses.
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