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VELDBRANDE EN LEWENDEHAWE : VETERINÊRE RIGLYNE

Veldbrande kan dikwels groot gebiede raak en honderde of duisende lewendehawe kan ernstig beseer word of hul lewens verloor. Tydens die nadraai is spoedeisende en gepaste verstandige optrede noodsaaklik om beide verliese en dierelyding tot ‘n minimum te beperk. Diegene wat boere behulpsaam is en veeeienaars moet as ‘n span saamwerk om die beste uitkomste te behaal. […]

VELD FIRES AND LIVESTOCK: GUIDELINES FOR FARMERS

Veld fires can often affect large areas and hundreds or thousands of livestock can be severely injured or killed. In the aftermath, quick and appropriate sensible action is needed to both limit losses and minimise animal suffering. All involved must work together as a team to achieve the best outcomes. If there is a Disaster Management Plan […]

Prof Gareth Bath formally receives WVA Global Animal Welfare Award

Earlier this year we reported about the Global Animal Welfare award of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) bestowed on Prof Gareth Bath, Emeritus Professor of the Faculty. The official award ceremony which was scheduled to take place earlier this year in New Zealand could not take place for obvious reasons. However, during a recent webinar […]

PRESS RELEASE – 29 May 2020 – SHIPPING SHEEP FOR SLAUGHTER

Shipping livestock by sea over long distances for the purpose of slaughter is not a recent phenomenon – the practice has a long and sad history extending back over 30 years, accompanied by a distressing list of problems, risks and disasters that have accompanied it. Only recently, 14 000 sheep were drowned when their transport vessel […]

News June 2020

LWCC Code under development: Electro-ejaculation of Ruminants A Code to guide the correct use of this technique is in preparation. This Code will require the involvement of a wide range of interested parties before a consensus document can be arrived at. Regulations and guidelines for dealing with heavily pregnant animals arriving at abattoirs, or newborn […]

LWCC Website

News – June 2020 The LWCC executive team was re-elected on 22 May 2020, with the exception of Dr Deryn Petty who had decided to stand down as Vice Chair due to changed responsibilities. This position has been filled by Mr Gerhard Schutte, who was elected unopposed.

DEALING WITH AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

A rural area of the Eastern Cape has experienced the most recent outbreak of the highly lethal African Swine Fever. It will be extremely difficult to pinpoint when the disease began because the deaths in pigs are not diagnosed regularly. Farming practices in the affected area include allowing pigs to roam freely or semi-confinement. Keeping […]

Unieke Erkenning vir dok Faffa

Dit is alles net genade, sê die bekende en bekroonde veearts, dr Faffa Malan, nadat hy nog ‘n toekenning gekry het vir sy diens aan die veeboere van Suid-Afrika en die wêreld. Lees meer ….

FARMERS BEWARE! IT’S FIRE SEASON

August brings warmer, windy and dry weather – and also veld fires.  Farmers must ensure that the correct fire breaks have been done, that their fire-fighting equipment is in good order, fire drills are rehearsed and that there is good system in place in the district for a rapid, combined response to veld fires.  Move […]