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Animal Health – Study Guide

Australia has long relied on its cattle and sheep industry for our food supply and to benefit our economy. Our farmers have a strong tradition of innovation to meet the challenges of farming on our vast land and variable climate. Keeping animals healthy is a complex process which involves science at many levels.

From understanding the diseases and parasites that affect cattle and sheep to managing animals in the most positive way and understanding how to best develop farm areas in regards to fencing and feedlots, there are a myriad of challenges to meet. Science can help to inform best practice, and farmers are at the forefront of utilising and funding research into animal health. In this study guide, we delve into the issues associated with breeding, health and animal welfare in the cattle and sheep industries, and explain some of the science involved.



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Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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