Disease prevention

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Echuca Veterinary Clinic
332 High Street
Victoria 3564

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03 5482 3202

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389 Poictiers Street
NSW 2710

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03 5881 5488

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61 Meninya Street
Vic 2731

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03 5480 6071

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57 Warmatta St
NSW 2713

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03 5883 3833

What is the current disease status of your herd?
What is the disease status of the cattle you are about to introduce? 
What prevention are you currently performing?

These are questions you should be asking yourself. 

Preventative health is a term coined for management practices which prevent disease from ever occurring. The pay back for these management practices is enormous. For example, the payback for an effective transition cow management program is around 10:1. For every $1 you spend on an effective transition cow diet, the payback is around $10. We can help you get these returns. 

 We can assist you to work out the current disease status. Tools we use include:

  • herd history
  • clinical signs
  • bulk vat analysis of milk
  • blood testing of representative cattle
  • faecal analysis
  • ear notching
  • tail hair sampling

Preventative strategies include:

  • vaccination
  • drenching
  • strict cattle entry criteria
  • eradication of diseases that can be eradicated from your herd
  • Planning of stock movements both onto your property and within your property
  • Nutritional management

In this area the most important cattle diseases are listed. Individual herds may be free of some of these diseases, but many are on all farms. 

Infectious diseases:

  • Clostridials (5 in 1 or 7 in 1 vaccine)
  • Pestivirus
  • Salmonella - various strains
  • Botulism
  • Anthrax
  • Pinkeye
  • Mastitis pathogens including Streptococcus agalactiae


  • Ostertagia 
  • Liver fluke
  • Lice
  • Flies


  • Milk fever ( hypocalcaemia)
  • Ruminal acidosis
  • Ketosis