Common Diseases in Dairy Cattle

Subtropical Dairy Programme Limited

Type: PDF, Webpage, Factsheet
Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

This site is a one-stop-shop for information on common diseases in dairy cattle.  The fact sheets are easy-to-read and well-organised, so you can find the information you need quickly!

This site, produced by DairyBiz, provides a series of links to fact sheets produced by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

The fact sheets cover a series of topics, including:

  • Acidosis;
  • Bloat;
  • Botulism;
  • Clostridial diseases;
  • Colibacillosis (white calf scours);
  • Ketosis;
  • Leptospirosis;
  • Milk fever;
  • Q fever;
  • Three day sickness (Bovine ephemeral fever);
  • Vibriosis.

They include more detailed information on the cause, symptoms, impact, prevention and treatment information for each of the conditions described.  Approximate costs of vaccination are given where applicable, however further investigation may be required as the costs aren’t up to date.  In addition to common diseases, this site also has fact sheets on parasites, including buffalo flies, worms and ticks.

In conclusion, the fact sheets included in this site provide essential information about diseases that commonly occur in dairy cattle.

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