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FLUKE 101

Saturday, 24 April 2021

FLUKE 101

Identifying a case of fluke can be tricky, veterinary advice should be sought if you are concerned as diagnosing fluke will require an understanding of your animals’ management, the signs they are showing, along with any testing, such as blood sampling and fluke egg counts.

Colostrum

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Colostrum

“A strong, healthy lamb, up and sucking within 15 minutes of birth has a 90–95% chance of still being alive 90 days later.”

Foot and Mouth Disease 20 Years On

Thursday, 01 April 2021

Foot and Mouth Disease 20 Years On

The first case of the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak was identified in Essex on 19th February with a second diagnosed 300 miles away in Northumberland only four days later.

Beef Benchmarking in Practice

Tuesday, 05 January 2021

Beef Benchmarking in Practice

The aim of beef benchmarking is to improve our methods of measuring, monitoring and improving performance in beef suckler herds.

AI in your Beef Herd

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

AI in your Beef Herd

When we discuss artificial insemination (AI) it is almost invariably in the context of the dairy industry. However, there are many benefits for commercial and pedigree suckler herds that adopt an AI breeding programme.

Foot Health in your Flock

Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Foot Health in your Flock

One of the biggest causes of poor welfare in a flock is lameness, whether it’s due to the presence of infection or unfavourable ground conditions.

Fly Control

Friday, 11 September 2020

Fly Control

In this article we will discuss the importance of fly control in and reducing the incidence of diseases such as New Forest Eye.

Biosecurity and Disease Prevention

Friday, 14 August 2020

Biosecurity and Disease Prevention

Strict biosecurity measures are imperative in poultry producers, heavily extended in pigs, less common in dairies and often forgotten in beef herds.

Preparing for Tupping

Monday, 03 August 2020

Preparing for Tupping

Make sure your ewes AND rams are fit for purpose at the start of your breeding season.

Diversification

Friday, 17 July 2020

Diversification

In this blog we will cover why farms and smallholdings are diversifying into new areas.

The Healthy Alpaca

Friday, 03 July 2020

The Healthy Alpaca

In this blog we will cover everyhting you need to know to keep your alpaca's fit and healthy.

Dwarf Calves

Friday, 19 June 2020

Dwarf Calves

In this blog we will cover Congenital Chondrodystrophy and Joint Laxity, commonly known as Dwarf Calf

Lungworm in Cattle

Friday, 05 June 2020

Lungworm in Cattle

In this blog we will cover lungworm treatment and prevention in cattle.

Sheep Worm Control

Friday, 08 May 2020

Sheep Worm Control

In this blog we will cover sheep worm control and resistance management.

Cattle Parasite Control

Friday, 01 May 2020

Cattle Parasite Control

In this blog we will cover cattle parasite control: Part 1 – Gut worms.

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