Monthly Archives: September 2015

CAPITAL GAINS TAX (CGT): SOME ASPECTS IN A NUTSHELL

INTRODUCTION CGT was introduced with effect from 01 October 2001 and is applicable to capital gains made after that date. CGT applies to assets acquired before and after the date of 01 October 2001 and that are disposed of after 01 October 2001. CGT is not a separate tax but forms part of the income… Continue Reading

HIPRA’s commitment to support the Animal Health Industry at the 2015 Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RUVASA) conference

HIPRA’s commitment to support the Animal Health Industry at the 2015 Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RUVASA) conference

  HIPRA was the main sponsor for the fourth consecutive year at the RUVASA conference, held in the Western Cape on the 8 – 10 June 2015. The conference was well attended, by more than 160 veterinarians (Large and Small ruminant) from South Africa and neighbouring countries. The proceedings covered a vast array of topics… Continue Reading

From the Chairman

 Congress 2015 Report This year marks the first time that the annual congress was held under the auspices of the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa. For 2015 RuVASA chose the theme “Vets in One Health” with a view to building on the findings of the OIE report on the provision of veterinary services in South Africa, and subsequent… Continue Reading

Colostrum Management in Dairy Herds

  An Opportunity for Veterinary Involvement in Herd Health By: Dr. W.Gratwick   This paper will review the implementation and monitoring of a colostrum management program.  The emphasis will be on practical interventions that can be easily incorporated into existing herd visits at little extra cost.  Such interventions can provide an opportunity to demonstrate the… Continue Reading

An Outbreak of Hemorrhagic Septicaemia (Pasteurella multocida serotype B) in Beef Cattle.

Dr Rick Last – BVSc; M.Med.Vet (Pathology) Specialist Veterinary Pathologist Vetdiagnostix – Veterinary Pathology Services Introduction We received a range of diagnostic samples from an outbreak of acute mortalities in a group of beef weaners from the Estcourt Area, Kwazulu-Natal.  The presenting clinical signs were sudden onset facial swelling with subcutaneous and submandibular oedema with… Continue Reading

Udder Health 101 Cow Health

By Dr Grant van Lelyvled Technical and Marketing Manager for Ruminants, HIPRA Southern Africa Contact details: e-mail grant.lelyveld@hipra.com and telephone number (012) 348 1506 Mastitis causative agents, diagnostics and treatments 2.1 Microorganism and epidemiology The mastitis causative agents include various viruses, yeasts and bacteria that are grouped as: environmental, contagious and secondary pathogens. There are some pathogens that possess… Continue Reading

Veterinary training and the rural practitioner

by Pete Irons The OP curriculum in 2015 While many rural practitioners have a story of a recent graduate who was not up to scratch in some way; accrediting bodies, graduate performance and other forms of benchmarking attest to the OP graduate being of a very high standard. Nevertheless various shortcomings do exist with the… Continue Reading

Tactical treatment with copper oxide wire particles and symptomatic levamisole treatment in indigenous goats in South Africa

  Spickett A, de Villiers JF, Boomker J et al Tactical treatment with copper oxide wire particles and symptomatic levamisole treatment using the FAMACHA©system in indigenous goats in South Africa. Veterinary Parasitology. 2012:184(1): 48 -58 Why they did it Haemonchus is considered to be one of the most economically important diseases in small ruminants in… Continue Reading

Serological survey of Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina incattle in South Africa

  Terkawi, M.A., Thekisoe, O.M.M., Katsande, C., Latif, A.A., Mans, B.J., Matthee, O., Mkize, N., Mabogoane, N., Marais, F., Yokoyama, N., Xuan, X., Igarashi, I. Serological survey of Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina in cattle in South Africa (2011) Veterinary Parasitology, 182 (2-4), pp. 337-342. Why they did it Bovine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease… Continue Reading

Thyroid Goiter and Cardiomyopathy in Aborted Ruminant Fetuses

  Dr Rick Last – Specialist Veterinary Pathologist   During the winter months we experience an increase number of abortion submissions with enlarged thyroid glands and / or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with hydropericardium, hydrothorax and ascites, lung oedema and nodular irregular livers (chronic cardiogenic congestion / cyanotic induration).  Such pathology (in the absence of histological myocarditis),… Continue Reading

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