Category Archives: Volume 22, Issue 3

Since switching to printing full colour editions, the scope and quality of article that we can publish has expanded considerably. To this end we have the first instalment of a colour photo reference article on how to investigate, post mortem and sample abortions and stillbirths in ruminants. This series will act as reference materials for veterinarians in the field as well as students and is based on a course that Dr Rick Last will present to the undergraduate students at Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty.

Common Production Diseases PART 03:  Ketosis or Acetonaemia

Common Production Diseases PART 03: Ketosis or Acetonaemia

Dietmar Holm and Martin van der Leek Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria dietmar.holm@up.ac.za From Southern Cape Proceedings 2018 Ketosis or acetonaemia Ketosis in dairy cows can broadly be classified into either type I or type II ketosis, based on the underlying pathophysiology, with some similarities to that of… Continue Reading

Common Production Diseases PART 02: Milk Fever or Parturient Paresis

Common Production Diseases PART 02: Milk Fever or Parturient Paresis

Dietmar Holm and Martin van der Leek Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria dietmar.holm@up.ac.za From Southern Cape Proceedings 2018 Milk fever or parturient paresis Milk fever is a production disease of dairy cows (usually high producing, older cows) that occurs around parturition and the beginning of lactation and that… Continue Reading

Common Production Diseases PART 01: Causes and Effects on High  Producing Dairy Cows

Common Production Diseases PART 01: Causes and Effects on High Producing Dairy Cows

Dietmar Holm and Martin van der Leek Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria dietmar.holm@up.ac.za From Southern Cape Proceedings 2018 Production diseases are also known as metabolic diseases, which is a bit of a misnomer.  In human and small animal medicine the term metabolic disease implies some inherent defect in… Continue Reading

Pathogenesis, prevention and  treatment of postpartum uterine disease

Pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of postpartum uterine disease

Robert O. Gilbert Professor of Theriogenology, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs,Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine,Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies. From RuVASA Proceedings 2018 Introduction Postpartum diseases are common in dairy cows, and their incidence contributes to reduced fertility and increased risk of culling, making their prevention and management extremely important.  Reproductive efficiency has… Continue Reading

Field Vasectomy in Rams (Herbst Technique)

Field Vasectomy in Rams (Herbst Technique)

Dr Francois van Niekerk Humansdorp Veterinary Clinic 01 Place ram in sitting position on table [mules bed/cradle works well, so does a wheelbarrow, deep type, used by builders for concrete]. 02 With sheep shears shear/clip wool on abdomen cranial to scrotum [about 10cm]  and on cranial  aspect of  the neck of the scrotum. 03 The surgical area is … Continue Reading

CPD: Abortion and Stillbirth Investigation – PART 01: External Examination of the Fetus

CPD: Abortion and Stillbirth Investigation – PART 01: External Examination of the Fetus

Dr Rick Last – BVSc; M.Med.Vet (Pathology) Specialist Veterinary Pathologist Maximizing the use of the Fetus and Placenta Introduction The value of post mortem examination on abortions/stillbirths is often overlooked and extremely underutilized. It is a very simple and practical procedure which requires the use of simple non-expensive equipment, that is easily transportable, and so… Continue Reading

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