Of the many steps Australian farmers take to improve the biosecurity of their farms, one significant threat is often not taken seriously enough. The provision of safe, clean drinking water is hugely important to the prosperity of any livestock farm. The costs, in terms of productivity losses and mortality, of not doing so can be astronomical.Continue reading Drinking Water: An overlooked threat to farm biosecurity
Andreas Dürler has worked with the German company Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbH since 2018. He is responsible within Henke-Sass, Wolf for veterinary products including all sheep and ruminant products. Andreas holds a German degree as a business economist.
He is also involved in the development process of several products for HSW including vaccination guns, drenching and pour-on guns. Andreas will be available at the Think Livestock stand for the entire period of the Sheepvention in Hamilton and will be happy to answer questions and to receive feedback on the performance of the products of Henke-Sass, Wolf.
There is no vaccine nor any treatment against African Swine Fever virus. The only way to prevent any contamination is to ensure integrity of biosecurity measures.Continue reading African Swine Fever: Biosecurity Measures
Stainless Steel Reusable Needles 12 Pack, HSW Disposable Needles in boxes of 100, HDN and DTN Process Detectable Needles in boxes of 100, Ideal Process Detectable Needles in boxes of 100
Think Livestock supply a very broad range of veterinary needles to cover almost all veterinary applications. All vaccination needles supplied have standard Luer lock fittings which fit onto all the most common brands of multi dose vaccinator and single dose syringes.
In most cases there are a variety of needle lengths offered in each needle gauge. Needle lengths vary from ¼ inch to 1.5 inch, and gauges vary from 14 gauge (thickest needle) to 22 gauge (finest).
These veterinary needles are used at some stage in virtually all types of animal farming. Because of the wide range of needle lengths and gauges, they are suitable for sheep, cattle, horses, goats, pigs and Alpacas. Continue reading Veterinary Needles from Think Livestock
Think Livestock are pleased to introduce new vaccination equipment for improved application and to help reduce the occurrence and severity of pink eye in cattle.
The dose rate of pink eye vaccination required is 2 mL, presented in 100 mL glass bottles, and vaccination is recommended 3 to 6 weeks prior to the expected onset of pink eye season. Continue reading New pink eye vaccination equipment from Think Livestock
The best time for sheep drenching
Think Livestock specialise in the sale of drenching and vaccination equipment. As responsible suppliers of this specialised animal healthcare equipment, they believe that the job of drenching sheep needs to be handled in a scientifically sound manner.
As such, they have aligned themselves with StockWatch, a company which offers a testing service to determine the need for and best timing for drenching. Continue reading The best time for sheep drenching
Written by Roger Martyn
One of the observable differences between New Zealand and Australian pasture based production systems is the adoption of inline water mineral delivery systems. These are now very common in New Zealand situations, for the introduction of different medications into stock water supply.
Pigeon Paramyxovirus ( PPMV)
In Australia pigeon owners are vaccinating there flocks against the Avian Paramyxovirus, some having little experience at vaccinating birds.
Even those who had experience at vaccinating had to deal with minimum pack size being 500ml ( 1000 pigeon doses). In an effort to help make this process easy for them, and to help lower the cost of the vaccine through “pack-sharing” we soon devleoped our Pigeon Vaccination Kit.
This kit contains everything needed by each breeder to allow them to decant the amount of vaccine they need for their own flock form a (500ml) pack of the required vaccine. So if a group of breeders each purchase their own kit, they are able tos hare out the vaccine without contaminating the main pack.
Think Livestock are stocking a small supply of the killed vaccine, Poulvac.
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