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Spore counts continue to be very high

March 4, 2016

Spore count results for grass samples brought into the clinic for testing this week are as follows:

  • Hinuera East – 100,000 (high) on 29.2.2016
  • Hinuera West – 325,000 (high) on 3.3.2016
  • Matamata – 825,000 (high) on 3.3.2016
  • Puketutu – 10,000, 75,000 and 100,000 (high) on 4.3.2016
  • Te Poi – 85,000 (high) on 3.3.2016
  • Turanga-o-moana – 445,000 (high) on 4.3.2016

We are continuing to see very high spore counts. Ensure your treatment plans are up to date and working. If using water treatment, it is advisable to use flavour enhancers such as green apple or aniseed flavouring to ensure cows drink adequate water to get adequate zinc and to avoid heat stress.

Remember to see us first for competitive prices on all your zinc requirements this season…

  • Face-Guard zinc boluses
  • Zinc Sulphate for water treatment
  • Solutrace FE-Organic Minerals + Zinc in one easy formula – both drenching and water treatment available

Purchase Face-Guard zinc boluses from Matamata Vets this season and go in the draw to win a $500 gift voucher from Hunting & Fishing NZ. See in-store for details.