• Tips for caring for young animals in spring

    2 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Spring is a busy time and there are important future-proofing jobs if you have young animals. Words: Nadene Hall
    Your monthly guide to livestock and pasture care.
    LOOK OUT FOR MASTITIS Look out for mastitis in milking does, ewes and cows, most commonly seen on the second or third day after delivery. First signs will be a severe hardening anywhere on the udder, ranging in size from a flattened golf ball to the entire udder. The udder will appear hot and swollen and she will be reluctant to feed her babies. The milk will appear watery, may be blood-stained, or contain clots or even pus...
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