Herd Health

11951340_878005112274020_400053690491848154_nThere are always questions about the health of your cattle. This area is to assist ALCA members in understanding some of the more common problems or diseases that can affect cattle.

This information has come from state Government Agricultural Departments or research programs. Further information, if required, can be sought by contacting your local Government Agricultural Department or your local cattle Veterinarian.
Treatment of many of these problems will require Veterinary assistance and expertise.


Botulism in Cattle
Bracken Fern Poisoning
Lantana Poisoning
Photosensitisation in Cattle


Cattle Lice
Cattle Ticks
Pinkeye in Cattle
Ringworm – control & prevention
Tick Fever
Warts on Cattle


The Cattle Parasite Atlas (by MLA)
Bloat in Cattle
Calf Scours – treatment & prevention
Cattle Worm Control – The Basics
Liver Fluke – The Basics
Mastitis in Cattle


Annual Ryegrass Toxicity (Ryegrass Staggers)
Grass Tetany – treatment & prevention
Milk Fever – treatment & prevention


Bovine Trichomoniasis
Cattle Reproductive Diseases
Vibriosis in Cattle

Viral Infections & Vaccinations

Beef Cattle Vaccines
Bovine Pestivirus (BVDV) Infection
Clostridial Infections in Cattle
Leptospirosis in Cattle – Zoonotic disease
Three Day Sickness (BEF)

Other Information

BJD (Bovine Johnes Disease) Beef Assurance Scores – Explanation Sheet
New Approach to JD in Cattle
Castrating Calves
Confinement Feeding of Cattle in Drought