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Afrivet has published more than six books as part of its on-going commitment to the transfer of knowledge and skills to livestock farmers on all levels.

The editor of these books, Dr Hunter-Oberem, is a veterinarian and widely published author of various books and articles relating to infectious animal diseases. Dr Hunter-Oberem has experience on infectious diseases, vaccine use and vaccine production.

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The New Game Rancher

The New Game Rancher provides a succinct guide to the complete spectrum of game ranching in South Africa and is illustrated with more than 400 colour photographs and illustrations.

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Veterinary Helminthology

The focus of this book is veterinary helminthology which concedes that helminths can have deleterious effects on their hosts causing mortality or morbidity.

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Nguni Cattle: Breed Characteristics and Functional Efficiency

Nguni-beeste: Kenmerkende raseienskappe en
funksionele doeltreffendheid

Nguni cattle have a long and interesting history in Southern Africa. This book gives an overview of their unique characteristics, economic importance and their potential for sustainable cattle farming and meat production.

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Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases: Monograph 1. Ixodid ticks of
major economic impoertance and their distribution in South Africa

Ticks and tick-borne diseases is a comprehensive and well-illustrated guide to 10 of the tick species of economic importance in South Africa. It contains information on taxonomy, biology, economic impact, control measures as well as updated distribution maps of ticks.

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Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases: monograph 2. Illustrated guide to
identification of African tick species.

Ticks and tick-borne diseases is a complete and well-illustrated guide to the identification of African tick species covering their taxonomic characteristics, biology and disease transmission importance. This book is written by one of Africa's leading tick taxonomists.

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Diseases and Parasites of Cattle, Sheep and Goats in South Africa

Siektes en Parasiete van Skape, Beeste en Bokke in Suid Afrika

Diseases and Parasites is a comprehensive animal health book for small-scale, emerging and commercial livestock farmers. The book will aid livestock farmers and agribusinesses to cope with the ever increasing animal health challenges in the livestock industry.

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Vaccination for the control of animal diseases in Southern Africa

Inenting Vir die beheer van dieresiektes in Suider Afrika

The aim of the booklet is to provide farmers, veterinarians, veterinary students and distributors of veterinary products with a single publication containing information on most of the vaccines needed in southern African countries. Background information on infectious organisms and immunity is given...

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A Guide to Animal Diseases in SA: Horses, Donkeys and Mules

'n Gids tot Dieresiektes in SA: Perde, Donkies en Muile

This illustrated guide for the South African horse, mule or donkey owner covers the diseases, parasites and plant poisonings which occur in these animals, with the emphasis on how to prevent these conditions.

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A guide to Animal Diseases in South Africa: Cats and Dogs

'n Gids tot Dieresiektes in Suid Afrika: Katte en Honde

This illustrated guide for the South African dog and cat owner covers the diseases, parasites and poisonings which occur in these animals, with the emphasis on how to prevent these conditions.

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A guide to Animal Diseases in South Africa: Game

A Guide to Animal Diseases in South Africa: Game retails at R214.91 (excl. VAT & delivery costs) and can be ordered at your nearest Afrivet agent or by phoning this number 011 392 0143. Please note this book is only available in English.

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Diseases & Parasites of sheep and goats in South Africa

Siektes & Parasietes by skape en bokke in Suid-Afrika

This book gives farmers and overview of management, nutrition, the causes and diagnosis of disease in sheep and goats. Separate chapters are dedicated to the most common diseases, internal parasites, external parasites and the cause of poisoning in small stock.

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