Thu, 09 March 2023

Phosphorous supplementation in livestock is essential to maintain optimal production and reproduction in cattle, sheep and goats. Especially when they are grazing on green pastures.

Phosphorus is a serious nutritional limitation to cattle production, reducing efficiency and profitability. It is involved in many of the physiological functions in an animal’s body and a deficiency of this nutrient results in:

Fri, 16 April 2021

Fivet Animal Health recommends farmers in Zimbabwe to be on alert for incursion of H5 avian influenza, following reports from South Africa of detections in a commercial farm in East Rand over the past week. Farms should have in place enhanced measures for prevention, early detection and diagnosis, and for outbreak response. Given the proximity of the cases the risk of disease introduction into Zimbabwe is regarded as high.


Mon, 04 January 2021

Fivet Animal Health branches will be open during the course of the announced additional lockdown measures:

Mon to Friday 8am to 3pm
Saturday 8am to 1pm

Fivet Animal Health falls under Essentials Services as defined in Statutory Instrument 83 of 2020.

Wed, 07 June 2017
ALERT! Avian Influenza (AI)
Wed, 13 July 2016

Water quality is critical in poultry production yet most poultry farmers do not know how this can impact their flock’s performance. Historically in Zimbabwe, indigenous chickens have been given water that has been used to rinse dishes among other primary uses.

Wed, 08 June 2016
The cold weather has arrived in Zimbabwe and in the next few months we will notice further effects of the dry winter weather which should be followed by warm wet weather.The following tips highlight management procedures which will reduce disease incidence and unnecessary loss in profits. Winter NutritionCurrent drought and cold conditions reduce the carrying capacity of veld grass and supplementary feed including urea and molasses, crop residu
Tue, 26 January 2016

Many of us have been warned in the social media about sightings of strays/suspected rabid dogs in the suburbs of Harare. Farmers have also noted an apparent increase of jackals in the rural areas. Both sets of observations are ominous as rabies tends to be the consequence of a population increase of these two key groups of vectors of rabies.

Tue, 08 December 2015

As the 2015-16 agriculture season advances we have seen temperatures rise by the day almost confirming the fears of an El Nino developing and is associated with below-average and erratic rainfall in the country. This means that the pastures will have very little grass for grazing forcing some cattle to resort to consuming sprouting tree leaves (browsing) as trees are less susceptible to climatic fluctuations than grass.

Tue, 27 October 2015

The out break of disease in intensive animal operations such as poultry, pig, dairy or kennels can lead to major financial losses for the producer. Fortunately, disease caused by microbial contamination can be prevented or reduced using proper management practices and modern health products.
This communication discusses a new and effective disinfectant called DEXID 400 which is now available from Fivet.