Category Archives: Volume 18, Issue 5

October 2014. Highlights: Locomotion Scoring; The transition dairy Cow; Causes Preventing Intromission

Locomotion Scoring,  A Crucial Component in  Lameness Reduction Programs

Locomotion Scoring, A Crucial Component in Lameness Reduction Programs

By: Daryl Kleinschmit, Ph.D., Research Nutritionist, Zinpro Corporation It is estimated that each clinically lame cow costs a producer roughly R4,000 as lameness impacts EVERYTHING that a cow does throughout her day. Farm profitability may suffer through decreased milk production and fertility, increased treatment and labor costs, and early culling in the absence of a… Continue Reading

RuVASA Congress 2015

RuVASA Congress 2015

RuVASA Congress 2015 Monday, 08 June 2015 – Wednesday, 10 June 2015 Goudini Spa +27 (23) 349-8105 33º40’06.98″ S / 19º15’48.06″ E Wyzersdrift Road Rawsonville Western Cape 6845 South Africa Continue Reading

From the chairman

From the chairman

Dear Members   Notice of congress   The 2015 RuVASA congress will be  held at Goudini Spa, Western Cape on 8 – 10 June 2015.   The theme for this year’s congress is “One Health”, and the organising committee will do their best to provide a programme that will be interesting for all livestock practitioners.… Continue Reading

Clinical Reproduction Column Sponsored by MSD Animal Health Failure to Achieve Intromission

Clinical Reproduction Column Sponsored by MSD Animal Health Failure to Achieve Intromission

Stephen Hughes BVSc, DACT, MMedVet(Gyn) Cell no: 082 894 3568 Introduction A bull’s inability to serve successfully (Impotentia coeundi) may be due to poor libido, conditions causing failure to mount, failure of penile extrusion and failure of intromission. This article will briefly discuss some of the causes preventing intromission. Case history A four year old… Continue Reading

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