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Volume 22 • Issue 05 • 2018 The Livestock Health and CONTENT Production Review is published Bi-monthly by Vetlink Copyright reserved. Expressions of opinion, claims and statement of supposed facts do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor or publisher. While every effort is made to report accurately, Abortion and Stillbirth Investigation - Part 03 04 The Significance of Lactose in Milk 12 Elephant Skin Disease in a Bull 10 A Tribute to Veterinary Pioneers 17 Ruralvet - In the Real World: Enzootic Bovine Leucosis 19 the publisher or the editor does not accept any liability with regard to any statement, advertisement, fact or recommendation made in this magazine. Editor Mark Chimes Production and advertising EDITOR’s Note This will be the last edition of the Review for 2019. Madaleen Schultheiss As the year draws to and end it is not only a time to plan for next year, but also a time to reflect on the past. Looking at the future, 2020 marks the twin centenary of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort, as well as the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA). Layout and design Heinrich van Rijn Patron Danie Odendaal Publisher and Owner: Vetlink Publications We welcome any comments, contributions, topic suggestions and letters for publication. Send them to: The Editor, PO Box 232, GROENKLOOF, 0027 Tel: (012) 346 1590, 0825756479 Fax: 086 671 9907 admin@vetlink.co.za With this in mind, our plan for the future is to look into the past by honouring some South African pioneers in the veterinary field. Real people that in some way made a huge contribution to the development of veterinary science and practice as we know it today. The Review will be contributing in the build-up to the celebrations, by publishing a tribute to at least one pioneer in every issue until 2020. I would like to appeal to all our readers to please submit tributes (for publication in The Review) of any pioneer that they know of that played a role in developing ruminant veterinary medicine/practice. Stories of lecturers, practitioners, researchers, even veterinary employers are welcome. It does not all have to be serious. Some funny anecdotes or stories of eccentricity, to make us chuckle, are also welcome. I would like to thank my support-personnel at the Review, especially Heinrich van Rijn and Madaleen Schultheiss, for their unyielding and level-headed support and advice during my first year as editor. The magazine changed a lot in the past year. Going full colour and going interactive by adding QCR codes. We have great new plans for next year. Watch this space. A big thank you also goes to all the contributing authors. Writing an article takes a lot of research, time and effort, especially since the majority of you do it in your spare time (of which you have very little). Your efforts are truly appreciated. All of us at The Review wish all our readers a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Be safe over the festive season. Warm regards Mark Chimes 3