Diseases


#BrakesonBrucellosis-Farmer Responsibility

The only person who can protect your herd from Brucellosis is you. When buying cattle, you should insist on vaccination records and recent herd tests from the farm of origin. The seller must be able to prove that the heifers were vaccinated, and the herd of origin tested negative for […]


AGRIORBIT-RSG Landbou-Sponsored by RPO

See here the Agriorbit link for the recording by Radio Sonder Grense: https://www.agriorbit.com/rsg-landbou-25-nov-2020-aan-jou-gebring-deur-rpo/ This week sponsored by the Red Meat Producers Organisation.


#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: Is a herd disease

Bovine brucellosis threatens the reproduction and production levels of livestock herds throughout South Africa. If one animal in your herd tests positive for brucellosis, the entire herd is considered infected and placed under quarantine. This is because the disease caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus, has a long incubation period. […]


#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: The Trojan Horse for your herd

Heifers born from infected cows often test negative for brucellosis and only test positive after their first calving. Newly purchased heifers are considered high risk and should be kept separate from the rest of the herd until they have calved and can be tested for brucellosis. #BrakesonBrucellosis #CollaborateTestVaccinate #Brucellosis #SAVC […]


#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: The silent enemy in humans

  The most common way that Brucella bacteria spread from animals to people is through consuming raw dairy products originating from infected herds. Brucella bacteria in the milk of infected animals can spread to humans in unpasteurized milk, cream, ice cream, butter, and cheeses. #BrakesonBrucellosis #CollaborateTestVaccinate #Brucellosis #SAVC #AnimalHealth #HealthFacts […]


Brucellosis Campaign Week 2: #BrakesonBrucellosis #CollaborateTestVaccinate-Dangers of consuming raw dairy products

The most common way that Brucella bacteria spread from animals to people is through consuming raw dairy products originating from infected herds. Brucella bacteria in the milk of infected animals can spread to humans in unpasteurized milk, cream, ice cream, butter, and cheeses. #BrakesonBrucellosis #CollaborateTestVaccinate #Brucellosis #SAVC #AnimalHealth #HealthFacts #WHO […]


FMD UPDATE REPORT-2020-11-25

See here the most recent FMD Update Follow Up Report: 2020-11-25 Updated FMD Molemole outbreak follow up report 2020-08-24 Updated FMD Molemole outbreak follow up report.final draft (1)


#BrakesonBrucellosis | Have You Tested?

  Veterinarians and para-veterinarians are at high risk of acquiring brucellosis infection, e.g. whilst assisting in the birthing process of infected cows and handling infected calving material and aborted fetuses (calves). This is why it is important for Veterinarians and para-veterinarians to understand the risks and wear the appropriate personal […]