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Slender iceplant, Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum, is a small, succulent, winter-growing annual weed, most common in the eastern Wheatbelt.
This page describes the causes and signs of salt poisoning of livestock as well as how to treat and prevent the condition.
‘Calf scours’ is when young calves develop diarrhoea and become dehydrated. The scour can be white, yellow, grey or blood-stained, and is often foul-smelling.
The Western Australian Stock Brand and PIC Register is maintained by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DP
Pregnancy toxaemia and hypocalcaemia affect lambing ewe flocks and have similar signs but different causes.
Copper is an essential trace element for animals needed for body, bone and wool growth, pigmentation, healthy nerve fibres and white blood cell function.
All ruminants (including sheep, cattle and goats) require cobalt in their diet for the synthesis of vitamin B12.
Newcastle disease is a severe viral disease of poultry and other birds.
The persistent nature of organochlorine (OC) residues in soils is an ongoing issue for livestock producers. Cattle are the most susceptible to the accumulation of OC residues.
Hypothermia, which literally means ‘temperature below normal’, occurs when too much body heat is lost or too little body heat is produced, and the result is a drop in body temperature.