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Conception rates and calving intervals of different beef breeds at a farm in the semi-arid region of Namibia
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The Nguni breed seemed best suited for the semi-arid conditions which are prevalent in most of Namibia, and the 2013 breeding season produced the highest overall conception rates. Expand
Bovine rumen impaction caused by ingestion of Gonometa postica cocoons in eastern-central Namibia
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The authors were of the opinion that the affected animals ingested the cocoons around the time of weaning, which then resulted in tangled masses that gradually stretched and enlarged because of entrapment of ingesta, eventually causing impaction of the rumen in the young adult animals. Expand
A feather cyst causing vertebral bone lysis and spinal cord compression in a Lohmann Brown layer.
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Although the cause of the feather cyst was not conclusively identified, moulting and trauma could have triggered its formation and subsequent growth and the affected spinal cord segment was reduced to a fifth of its normal diameter. Expand
A feather cyst causing vertebral bone lysis and spinal cord compression in a Lohmann Brown layer
A feather cyst in the cervical region which, through complications of inward growth, resulted in compression of the cervical spinal cord of a Lohmann Brown layer is described. It is postulated thatExpand