HEALTH

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Vac­ci­na­tion

Dis­cuss your vac­ci­na­tion pro­gramme with your vet. This is the time for vac­ci­nat­ing against many of the more com­mon dis­eases such as lep­tospiro­sis and sal­mo­nella.

Also dis­cuss your par­a­site con­trol pro­gramme with the vet.

Abor­tion alert

Isolate an­i­mals that abort and get aborted foe­tuses tested, even though there may be no in­fec­tious or­gan­ism in­volved.

Au­tumn calvers

Don’t let au­tumn calvers get too fat, be­cause of the threat of milk fever and meta­bolic dis­eases.

Lame­ness

Get­ting the Farm Re­lief Ser­vice or a vet to ex­am­ine the herd. Foot bath all cows a few times be­fore hous­ing, to har­den up hoofs.

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