Method of Zinc Administration for Facial Eczema Prevention


Water Trough – 60% effective

Dependent on

  • Weather – on hot days cows will drink more
  • Taste – Use a flavourant
  • Other water sources -Cows will preferentially drink from “clean” water then dosed water troughs
  • Cow production – Those that produce more will drink more
  • Hierarchy – Dominant cows can “hog” the trough
  • Evaporation
  • DM intake
  • Increasing supplementation results in cows drinking more water

Feed – 70-80% effective

Dependent on

  • Animal weights
  • Variation in what they eat – Fat cows eat everything
  • Wastage – Generally not accounted for
  • Pellets vs. loose – Powder sticks to the side of the silo
  • Feed wagon vs. mixer – Generally mixer is better
  • Feed company mixing – Formulation differs between companies
  • When to start and stop
  • In shed feeding – More consistent then feed pad

Drenching – 80% effective

Dependent on

  • Weight of animal – Can be quite variable in mixed breed herds
  • Start & stop timing
  • Drying off early

Bolus – 90% effective

Dependent on

  • Timing – When to start and stop, spore counting must be done
  • Weight of animal -Very important to dose to the correct weight particularly young stock
Covid-19 Update 😷

To our wonderful clients, we are working hard to keep you and our team safe during this current climate. Unfortunately, even with protocols in place, people are still being impacted by this illness and that includes our team. We are managing this the best we can but there are times when we are not fully staffed.

Please be advised there may be longer wait times, days where we cannot offer our full range of services, and changes to our usual hours. Please be patient with us.We may have to reschedule your appointment at short notice as we take care of our staff too. We are sure you will appreciate that we are working exceptionally hard to provide the best care for your pets.

Thank you for your understanding and we will keep you updated as we work through the next few weeks.

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