Monthly Archives: October 2015

Emergency Slaughter At Abattoirs

Emergency Slaughter At Abattoirs

Gerhard Neethling Legislation regarding safe meat The purpose of the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), inter alia, provide measures to promote the safety of meat and animal products. Red Meat Regulations (No. 1072) of 17 September 2004 provides guidelines for the abattoir industry to meet this goal. The Consumer Protection Act… Continue Reading

Does Diatomaceous Earth Have A Role In Worm Control?

Does Diatomaceous Earth Have A Role In Worm Control?

Dr. Niki C. Whitley and Dr. James E. Miller, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, USA Diatomaceous earth (DE) consists of the fossilized, skeletal remains of single celled aquatic (usually marine) organisms called phytoplaktons, algae, or diatoms. Found in the earth in large quantities, DE is also known as diatomite. The product is… Continue Reading

Monitoring of Subclinical Ketosis in Dairy Herds MSD Animal Health

Monitoring of Subclinical Ketosis in Dairy Herds MSD Animal Health

By: Dr. W. Gratwick Introduction Metabolic disease presents a significant challenge to the modern dairy industry worldwide due to the continued genetic selection for greater milk production.  As a result, the natural mechanisms by which all mammals adapt to the transition from pregnancy to lactation may fail to cope with the extent of the increase… Continue Reading

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

Mr. Deon Nel, Reincor Investments CC 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… Continue Reading

Liver Fluke Relevance And Control Strategies (Small Stock And Cattle)  Including Practical Application And Limitations Of Fluke Serology

Liver Fluke Relevance And Control Strategies (Small Stock And Cattle) Including Practical Application And Limitations Of Fluke Serology

Dr. F.S. (Faffa) Malan, Veterinary Consultant, dokfaffa@nashuaisp.co.za. Introduction Fasciolosis is one of the most important parasitic diseases of domestic ruminants throughout the world causing economic losses due to liver condemnation, mortality, reduction in milk and meat production, secondary bacterial infections, interference with fertility and the expense of frequent anthelmintic treatments (Boray) We still need a lot… Continue Reading

Ricky Wilson  Award 2015

Ricky Wilson Award 2015

Clive qualified in 1973 and started working as State Veterinarian in Durban. In 1974 he began a private practice in Clocolan, Eastern Free State. From 1973 to 1977 he did extensive research in development and implementation of Herd Health in private practice.  He gave numerous lectures throughout the country and Namibia and developed a computer program… Continue Reading

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: RuVASA CONGRESS 2016

The 2016 RUVASA congress will be held over three days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, on 10-12 March 2016 at the Ranch Hotel, close to Polokwane. The congress will be structured around the usual 3 days for dairy cattle, small stock and beef and the theme will centre on using pastures (both natural and artificial) to… Continue Reading

Emesis &  Activated Charcoal Decontamination is frequently a first consideration in toxicosis cases, but induction of emesis or administration of activated charcoal may not always be indicated—in some cases, it can be harmful.

Emesis & Activated Charcoal Decontamination is frequently a first consideration in toxicosis cases, but induction of emesis or administration of activated charcoal may not always be indicated—in some cases, it can be harmful.

Valentina Merola, MS, DVM, DABVT, DABT ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Profile Major human clinical toxicology associations have noted that neither the use of ipecac to induce emesis nor administration of a single dose of activated charcoal is routinely recommended.1,2 There is no evidence that emesis or activated charcoal improves clinical outcomes was found. In veterinary… Continue Reading

Cobalamin (Vit B12) Deficiency  in Longstanding Intestinal Disease

Cobalamin (Vit B12) Deficiency in Longstanding Intestinal Disease

David B Miller BVSc Hons MMedVet[Med] Johannesburg Specialist Veterinary Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa INTRODUCTION Cobalamin (vitamin B12) is an essential water-soluble vitamin and is a co-factor for many biochemical reactions. Canine and feline diets contain enough cobalamin, so dietary insufficiency does not occur. Absorption of cobalamin is complex and requires a healthy digestive system. Cobalamin is bound… Continue Reading

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