Veterinary Clinic

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Contact Us

042 295 1083
071 180 3639

 

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Westgate
Humansdorp
6300 

 

Directions to Humansdorp Veterinary Clinic

 

PO Box 151
Humansdorp
6300 

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Saturday 08:00 - 11:30

 

A veterinarian is on call for emergencies out of the above hours.  His/her cell number will be available on the practice telephone answering machine (042 295 1083) and the practice cellular phone (071 180 3639).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmentaler bull

Beef Cattle

Vaccination Programme: Beef Cattle

This vaccination programme is a guidelines only. Please discuss a tailor-made programme for your farm with one of our veterinarians.

Essential Vaccinations

Anthrax 3 – 6 months, annually thereafter [legally compulsory]
Botulism 3 – 6 months [two vaccinations] and annually thereafter
Quarter Evil/Black quarter 3 – 6 months [two vaccinations], annually thereafter up to 3 years of age
Brucellosis (Contagious abortion) heifers 4 - 8 months [legally compulsory]
Redwater calves 4 – 6 months
Gallsickness calves 4 – 6 months
Rift Valley Fever calves 6 months, cows & bulls annually

Important vaccinations

ONLY necessary on problem-farms

Vibrio annually, one month prior to mating [heifers - 2 vaccinations one month apart]
Pasteurella annually at any age
Paratyphoid calves 2 – 3 weeks
E.coli vaccinate pregnant cows before calving
Heartwater calves preferably prior to 6 weeks of age
BVD en IBR

Other Vaccines

Simmentaler Cow



  •  Enzootic abortion
  • Wesselsbron Disease
  • Lumpy Skin Disease
  • Tetanus
  • 3 Day Stiffness Sickness [calves at 6 months and annually thereafter]

Internal Parasites

 

Calves 

Dose at 6 weeks against Tapeworm with Niclosamide or a Benzimidasole. Thereafter a Benzimidasole may be used to dose calves up to 7 months of age every 4 – 8 weeks [depending on the type of pasture & the rainfall]. Dose again at 12 months and thereafter at 18 months. An Ivermectin eg. Dectomax can be used as a substitute for Benzimidasole.

Cattle

Cattle over the age of 20 months and which are healthy, should be able to build up immunity against internal parasites. Dosing of mature cattle is thus usually unnecessary unless they have been under stress as a result of disease, drought or a difficult calving.

 

Minerals

Supply a mineral-lick containing the necessary trace elements such as copper, cobalt, selenium, zinc and manganese at all times. Should the intake via the lick-system be inadequate, dose or inject trace elements with eg. Multimin.

 

Vitamins

Dose or inject Vitamin A every 3 months. This is important especially in pre-calving and pre-mating.

 

Fertility

A high calving percentage is the key to success in any beef cattle farming business and a veterinarian should be consulted to assist the farmer in achieving this goal.