Facial Eczema Risk Bulletin

for week ended 30 April 2021

  Feilding Awapuni Dannevirke Pahiatua Taumarunui Levin
 No. of sites monitored: 4 7 1 1 0 5
Average Spore Count 25,000 15,000 0 50,000 - 70,000
 Highest Spore Count: 40,000 50,000 0 50,000 - 325,000
 Lowest Spore Count: 0 0 0 0 - 0
Facial Eczema Risk Rating HIGH HIGH MED-HIGH LOW   HIGH
Due to cooler temperatures the facial eczema risk is dropping in most areas. There are one or two hot spots out there (check the table below for details) and we will carry on processing grass samples for anyone who wants to ensure that their stock do not require ongoing zinc protection. These results will be reported individually.

Thank you to all of our sentinel farms for bringing in grass this season.

To open the full report as a pdf scroll down and click on the link.

Totally Vets FE WE 30 Apr 21

Totally Vets Sentinel Farms 2021

Click here for advice on facial eczema prevention.

Click on the link to download this bulletin as a PDF: pdf Totally_Vets_FE_Risk_Bulletin_12_21 (0.35MB)

Spore counts can vary greatly between properties and even between paddocks.  We encourage farmers to bring in grass samples to get a more accurate idea of the facial eczema risk on their own property.  Contact us if you would like more information on bringing in your own samples for testing.  

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