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Sharing knowledge and understanding of important livestock parasites and their control at the 26th WAAVP conference in Malaysia, September 2017

The Mekong Livestock Research (MLR) team has been working on livestock parasites and their control in smallholder large ruminant production systems for many years, progressing our understanding on their prevalence and impact on smallholder livestock health and production. 

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Scrambled eggs: a highly sensitive molecular diagnostic workflow for Fasciola species specific detection from faecal samples (Poster Version)

Fasciolosis caused by infection with Fasciolahepatica,Fasciolagigantica and their hybridsisan on going issue in both medical and veterinary fields. 1 In 2005, anestimated 91 million people were considered at risk of contracting this neglected tropical disease, with children the most likely to be come infected.

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Scrambled eggs: a highly sensitive molecular diagnostic workflow for Fasciola species specific detection from faecal samples (Detailed Report)

Fasciolosis, due to Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica, is a re-emerging zoonotic parasitic
disease of worldwide importance. Human and animal infections are commonly diagnosed
by the traditional sedimentation and faecal egg-counting technique.

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Comparison of early detection of Fasciola hepatica in experimentally infected Merino sheep by real-time PCR, coproantigen ELISA and sedimentation

Fasciolosis due to infection with Fasciola hepatica, Fasciola gigantica or their hybrids is a significant global cause
of livestock production loss. Infection is commonly diagnosed by a labour-intensive sedimentation and faecal egg
count (FEC), which has limited throughput and is only applicable after completion of the 8–12 week pre-patent
period (PPP).

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Enhancing livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Laos

This partnership generates sustainable livelihoods and improved financial security for smallholder farming families in Laos through improved marketability of cattle and buffalo.

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How Australia is helping the Laos cattle herd

THE South East Asian nation of Laos is sent to benefit from a new Australian program aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. 

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Cattle pain relief working at Cloncurry

It’s a matter of seeing is believing. A squirt of the blue gel from the purpose made applicator onto the wounds left by the dehorning, branding or, in the case of bull calves, castration, and the job is done.

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Different breeds, different management?

Condition scoring ewes can help producers assess if ewes - whether Merinos or non-Merinos - are receiving adequate nutrition and are on track to optimising their reproductive performance. But does that nutritional management need to be the same - regardless of breed?

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Aussie company donates special cattle feed supplement to struggling Asian farmers

A Queensland-based manufacturing company has helped boost productivity on 100 Laotian and Cambodian farms with the help of a locally made cattle product.

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Recent rain to be shortlived

As rain fell across NSW last week, meteorologists drew up drier than average predictions for the rest of summer.

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Improving smallholder farmer livelihoods in Takeo Province, Cambodia

It is October 14th, 2016 and our MLR Australian team (Bush, Young, Ashley & Windsor) accompanied by some of our Cambodian collaborators...

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Victoria's chief veterinarian issues animal welfare warning

Victorian sheep and cattle producers have been warned to maintain animal welfare standards or risk large fines and bans on owning livestock.

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Look after animal welfare or pay the price, warns wool buyer

ONE of the world’s largest wool-buying and processing companies wants Australian farmers to be forced into using pain relief when performing animal husbandry operations on sheep.

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MLA Report ranks sheep and goat industries' worse diseases

Which diseases have the biggest economic impact on Australia's sheep and goat industries? A systematic review recently completed for Meat & Livestock Australia has calculated and ranked 23 sheep and 9 goat diseases in terms of their economic cost to both industries.

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Emma Hegarty Wins Inaugural Trans-Tasman Award

Emma Hegarty, 27 year old Beef Extension Officer for Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), has scooped the prestigious Zanda McDonald Award 2015...

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