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Copper is an essential trace element for animals needed for body, bone and wool growth, pigmentation, healthy nerve fibres and white blood cell function.
This is a visual guide to a thorough chicken necropsy. Correct necropsy and sampling will increase the likelihood of a definitive diagnosis.
All ruminants (including sheep, cattle and goats) require cobalt in their diet for the synthesis of vitamin B12.
Feathertop threeawn (Aristida inaequiglumis) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.
Woollybutt grass (Eragrostis eriopoda) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.
Newcastle disease is a severe viral disease of poultry and other birds.
Harvesting bananas involves a lot of lifting, which increases the risk of injury to workers.
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.
Glaucous star thistle (Carthamus leucocaulos) is an uncommon weed in Western Australia (WA). This article describes the nature of the plant.