Facial eczema alert

The latest facial eczema spore counts from Anexa Animal Health, for the week ending 7 March:

Gordonton: Holland Rd 25,000 5,000 Proctor Rd 30,000

Matamata: Walton 60,000 Matamata 80,000 Hinuera 25,000 TePoi 85,000

Morrinsville: Kiwitahi 10,000 Motumaoho 10,000 Morrinsville North 0 Tatuanui 5,000 Kereone 5,000 Tahuna 10,000

Huntly: Tahuna Road, Ohinewai: 0 Rotowaro Road, Huntly: 10,000 Orini Road, Taupiri: 10,000 Waikareto Kokonga 10,000 Glen Murray 25,000 Heatherington Rd Huntly 0

Spore counts of over 20,000 can cause clinical disease in stock. Lower counts ingested over a number of days may also be problematic. Maintain vigilant protective zinc dosing as although spore counts are somewhat variable they still pose a risk in many areas

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