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Northern Territory Government

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Tennant Creek


Barkly Beef


Newsletter, June 2016

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DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES Page 18 of 23 Barkly Beef Newsletter Note that in affected dogs, there is a characteristic elevation of the ears, wrinkling of the forehead and protrusion of the third eyelid. What can we do to prevent or reduce risk? Prevention and reduced risk can be achieved by a few quick management steps: wet down the yards prior to marking and move weaners out of the yards as soon as possible procedures requiring the skin to be broken, such as injections and castration are carried out as hygienically as possible reduce contamination of surgical instruments by placing them in antiseptic while not in use prevent wounds from becoming infected by applying an antiseptic to the wound weaners and calves should be castrated and dehorned just before leaving the yards and not before trucking vaccinate weaners with a 5-in-1 or 7-in-1 followed by a booster shot four to six weeks later (where possible) especially on properties with a history of tetanus. Adopt best practices for branding, castration and dehorning as per the MLA manual, A Guide to Best Practice Husbandry in Beef Cattle: Branding, Castrating and Dehorning (MLA 2007) and start a 5-in-1 vaccination program at branding, followed by a booster four to six weeks later or at the next weaning muster. Animal Biosecurity Branch NT Contacts Livestock Biosecurity Officers Darwin region fax: 08 8999 2146 Rob Wait Acting Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer Ph: 08 8999 2034 M: 0401 115 802 GPO Box 3000, Darwin NT 0801 Alice Springs region fax: 08 8951 8123 Greg Crawford Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer Ph: 08 8951 8125 M: 0401 118 125 PO Box 8760, Alice Springs NT 0871 Tennant Creek region fax: 08 8962 4480 Thomas Haines Principal Livestock Biosecurity Officer (RLBO) Ph: 08 8962 4458 M: 0401 113 445 Livestock Biosecurity Officer (LBO) Ph: 08 8962 4492 M: 0457 517 347 PO Box 159, Tennant Creek NT 0861 Katherine region fax: 08 8973 9759 Josh Haigh Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer Ph: 08 8973 9767 M: 0467 740 233 Livestock Biosecurity Officer (LBO) Ph: 08 8973 9765 M: 0427 604 002 PO Box 1346, Katherine NT 0851 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES www.dpif.nt.gov.au/animalhealth