Rain brings disease risk

A WET spring has unleashed a swarm of mosquitoes and worms, putting livestock at risk of disease and health problems not usually seen in drier seasons.

NSW Local Land Services Western district veterinary officer Dr Charlotte Cavanagh warned stock were vulnerable to serious health issues such as three-day sickness, flystrike and internal parasites in warm, wet weather.

“Mosquitoes are a major vector (source) of bovine ephemeral fever virus, commonly referred to as three-day sickness,” Dr Cavanagh said.

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