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The benefits of a dietary crude fibre concentrate (CDC) in a feed ration in a piggery

Two of the main challenges pig farmers face daily is maintaining the health of their animals, while simultaneously securing high performance in a sustainable and consistent fashion.   Often addressing one of these challenges may cause secondary challenges on the other side of the spectrum.   But there is a solution to take care of both:  …

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The importance of Microminerals in animal diet.

The importance of Microminerals in animal diet. Minerals play an important role in the diet of animals. Of further importance is the intake at the correct levels and at the required frequency according to an animal’s production needs. The mineral sources that animals take to provide these necessary minerals should also receive attention. Lavendula collaborates …

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Tail biting in pigs

If left unattended and untreated, tail biting can become a serious welfare issue and it can negatively impact farm profitability. Learning to recognise, prevent and treat this serious vice is an ongoing managerial function.   What is tail biting?  Tail biting is a serious condition of mutilation that is very uncomfortable and painful. The natural …

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The responsible use of antibiotics in maintaining livestock health

Antibiotics are vital medicinal therapies, used to treat bacterial infections in both animals and humans. However in order to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of antibiotics and their safe use in food animals, antibiotics need to be monitored and used responsibly – a key practice in the rearing and care of livestock. Antibiotics are used to …

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The importance of disinfection and biosecurity in swine farming

Disinfection and biosecurity – we know that these are important hygiene and safety measures, particularly in the context of swine farming. But what exactly do they involve, and why are they so crucial? Before we explore these concepts further, it’s important to first understand exactly what they mean. Disinfection refers to the process by which …

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There’s a new name in the animal health industry – Agri FARMACY SA

Introducing Agri FARMACY SA, and introducing a new age in convenience, quality and support for the farming community as a whole. Newly launched and eagerly anticipated, Agri FARMACY SA is more than a company – it’s a fully integrated solution providing operational, financial, administrative and marketing assistance to a range of agricultural organisations, while offering …

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