Review/Oorsig Volume 22, Issue 02 - Page 19

Ongoing disease recording can also be very effec%vely used to monitor the success Volume 22 • Issue 02 • 2018 obtained by comparing disease occurrence over different years and especially during the year in which new or more intensive preven%on strategies were prescribed. 4. Monitor the Efficacy of the Disease-Prevention or Early-Treatment Ongoing disease recording will also give an indica%on of the effect of different Strategy environmental condi%ons (mainly varia%on in rainfall) on the occurrence of some disease condi%ons. Disease Distribution: Liver fluke [ Apr 2014 - Mar 2018 ] Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2018 2018 2018 Estcourt Vet Clinic No reported clinical disease case involving liver fluke in dairy caXle recorded during the last 17 months. Use of the area-specific “Disease Overview” as basis for the development and provision of a holistic herd-health service by the herd veterinarian. The description in the previous few pages is just an example of the approach that can be followed for better management of internal parasites in the veterinary practice area under discussion. The critical factor is that disease patterns and priorities differ totally from one area to the next, and therefore such a “Disease Overview” is of use only in the specific area where the recording was done. Practitioners that don’t participate in the disease recording yet can contact Faffa (RUVASA) or Frikkie Beukes (V-Net) to get more detail in order to participate and develop a “Disease Overview” for your own practice area. Images supplied by Karen Grobler at Afrivet 19