The first February Gribbles Facial Eczema Risk and Incidence Monitor Report has been released. Spore counts are forecasted to rise Nationwide with weather getting warmer leading into February.
It is important to monitor your own farms pasture spore counts every week. If spore counts are trending upwards 20, 000 spores / gram and weather conditions look favourable for sporulation you must implement Facial Eczema control and prevention strategies.
Hauraki Plains have increased from 40, 000 to 150, 000 spores in the past week. Other areas that have increased dramatically throughout the week are Piako, Wanganui, Gisborne, Horowhenua & Wairarapa.
It is not too late to implement your facial eczema management plan. MineralBoostG2 Zinc is registered with the ACVM as a veterinary medicine for the prevention of facial eczema and should be included in your next PKE or meal blend order, at 200gms per cow, per day.
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