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Have your stock received their zinc boluses?

February 9, 2018

We are definitely in the thick of the Facial Eczema season at present with one monitor farm showing spore counts as high as 125,000 spores/gram. The recent changes we have made to how we run our spore monitoring program on our monitoring farms has led to some very interesting findings. We are seeing some farms with very high spore counts (over 100,000) in one paddock and no spores whatsoever in another paddock on the same farm.

  • 125,000 at Hinuera/Tirau

  • 55,000 at Te Poi

  • 75,000 at Walton 

  • 5,000 at Matamata

Most farms will have been doing full doses of zinc now for 3 weeks. It is at this stage that we recommend checking your cows for adequate zinc levels via blood testing. Taking 10 blood samples from the herd to measure zinc levels is the best way to ensure your Facial Eczema protection is both adequate and not likely to induce toxicity. Contact the clinic on 07 888 8197 if you’d like to book testing in.

 

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

BE IN TO WIN one of two $500 Hunting & Fishing gift vouchers with purchases of Face-Guard. See in-store for details.