Facial Eczema Risk Bulletin

for week ended 5 March 2021

  Feilding Awapuni Dannevirke Pahiatua Taumarunui Levin
 No. of sites monitored: 9 13 6 7 2 9
Average Spore Count 25,000 15,000 0 10,000 15,000 40,000
 Highest Spore Count: 45,000 35,000 0 20,000 20,000 120,000
 Lowest Spore Count: 10,000 0 0  0  5,000 0
Facial Eczema Risk Rating MED LOW-MED LOW LOW LOW HIGH
Spore counts are not really climbing and are remaining consistent in most areas. Toxin effects on the liver are cumulative and some of these sites are at levels that will be affecting the liver of unprotected animals. There was a jump to 120,000 sp/gm at Te Horo and Moutoa had a third week round 80,000. See the table below for individual results for a guide as to what's happening near you.

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Totally Vets FE WE 5 March 21

Totally Vets Monitor Sites 6

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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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