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Watch the Preventing facial eczema outbreaks webinar.

Preventing facial eczema outbreaks

1st February 2017

Facial eczema is a serious productivity, health and welfare risk for cattle and sheep grazing perennial ryegrass pastures under certain seasonal conditions that is seen in Gippsland and the Bega region.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Risk factors associated with facial eczema outbreaks
  • Dairy Australia's facial eczema pasture spore monitoring program
  • Practical ways to lower facial eczema risks
  • How to safely administer zinc to milking herds and dry stock


Dr Steve Little is a veterinary consultant and a past president of the Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition (AARN). Over the past 30 years he has delivered many research, development, extension and education projects for the dairy industry. Steve led the working group that produced the 'œReview of Facial Eczema' and has contributed to Dairy Australia'™s facial eczema monitoring and extension activities since 2011.

Dr Jakob Malmo is a renowned cattle specialist veterinarian based at the Maffra Veterinary Centre. He also owns two large dairy farms in the Macalister Irrigation District. Jakob has a longstanding interest in the management of facial eczema and has coordinated the Dairy Australia pasture spore monitoring program in Gippsland since 2011.


Watch the video recording of this live webinar


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