Plants Poisoning
Plants Poisoning

Poisonings can occur unwittingly, as when toxic plants end up in harvested grains and forage or curious cattle stick their noses in the wrong barrel. Certain plants cause death, illness, abortion, metabolic disorders, and other problems....

Dairy Cattle Terms
Dairy Cattle Terms

A cow can live for around 20 years but in commercial systems she will be culled at 6 years old, on average . She can give birth from 2-3 years old. ...

Urinary Calculi (Water Belly)
Urinary Calculi (Water Belly)

Urinary calculi or “water belly” is a common metabolic disease of male sheep and goats. The disease occurs when calculi (stones), usually comprised of phosphate salts, lodge in the urinary tract and prevent urination. ...

Tetanus
Tetanus

Tetanus is a disease caused by Clostridium tetani, an organism commonly found in the soil. It is much more prevalent on farms where horses have been kept. The spores live in the soil for years and can present a continuing disease problem on some farms....

Ticks
Ticks

Ticks will only feed once per year and therefore there appear to be two distinct populations of ticks, one active in spring and the other in autumn....

Selenium Deficiency (White Muscle Disease)
Selenium Deficiency (White Muscle Disease)

Selenium deficiency generally occurs in spring and early summer on clover-dominant pastures. ...

Schmallenberg Virus (Sbv)
Schmallenberg Virus (Sbv)

Schmallenberg Virus affects ruminant animals and is spread between animals by biting mid-animals and from mother to offspring via the placenta. Direct animal-to-animal transmission is considered unlikely....

Scabby Mouth
Scabby Mouth

Scabby Mouth, a viral disease that affects sheep, goats and humans. It is a hardy virus that can survive on the ground for years. Multiple animals may be affected, with the most common site for infection being on the lips...

Salmonellosis
Salmonellosis

Salmonellosis is a bacterial, zoonotic disease of humans and animals. Abortion can occur in severely ill animals, but more often it occurs in a cow with no other signs of disease....

Rabies
Rabies

Rabies is a deadly viral infection affecting all mammals, including humans. Rabies is spread in the saliva of a rabid animal, typically through bite wounds....

Use of the information/advice in this guide is at your own risk. The Farmow and its employees do not warrant or make any representation regarding the use, or results of the use, of the information contained herein as regards to its correctness, accuracy, reliability, currency or otherwise. The entire risk of the implementation of the information/ advice which has been provided to you is assumed by you. All liability or responsibility to any person using the information/advice is expressly disclaimed by the Farmow and its employees.