CATTLE

Multi-pronged approach to pinkeye

During 2022, Queensland veterinarian Mac Kneipp completed an in-depth thesis on pinkeye in cattle. This work challenged the way pinkeye is currently diagnosed and treated, suggesting the industry rethinks its approach to this complex, production-impacting disease, as Pamela Lawson, Kondinin Group, discovers.

Pamela Lawson
 Eye issues: Pinkeye is a complex disease that causes significant production losses and animal welfare issues for cattle producers. Photo: Pamela Lawson.

Eye issues: Pinkeye is a complex disease that causes significant production losses and animal welfare issues for cattle producers. Photo: Pamela Lawson.

AT A GLANCE: Treatment options include antibiotic topical ointment and patches with additional antibiotic and pain relief injections for more severe cases.  Pinkeye is a complex disease with many...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.