Bull health


Maintaining the bull in a healthy condition will ensure the best chance of getting high conception rates in the breeding herd. This means keeping the bull in top physical condition so that he has the ability to serve large numbers of cows without breaking down, and ensuring that the semen he produces is always of high quality. It means maintaining the testicles in a healthy state and preventing the risk of temporary infertility through fever.

Importantly, it means having a preventative animal health plan in place for your property, designed in consultation with a veterinarian.

This Primefact includes information on:

  • physical problems
  • infectious diseases
  • annual health checks
  • other infectious diseases of significance
  • other diseases
  • parasites
  • interstate movement requirements


Primefact 437

Published: 01 Feb 2007