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An alternative to chemical fly control

With the days lengthening and the weather turning warmer, spring will happily soon be upon us. However, unfortunately that also means that fly season is on its way, with all the unwelcome irritation and nuisance that flies cause to livestock and the people that work with them. Tom J gives [...]

2020-03-13T16:03:10+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Beef, Dairy, Management, Sheep|

Twin Lamb Disease

Twin Lamb Disease - Who’s at risk? Ewes during late gestationAnimals with multiple foetusesOver conditioned ewe Under conditioned ewe How is Twin Lamb Disease caused? In late gestation the energy requirement of each fetus increases significantly. Therefore the more lambs the ewe is carrying the greater the energy demand. The [...]

2020-02-20T14:26:34+00:00 February 20th, 2020|Sheep|

Bloat in cattle

Bloat in cattle is one of the true veterinary emergencies we come across, and if not treated quickly can result in sudden death. Animals with bloat may have distension of the left abdomen, pain and discomfort, they may bellow, have difficulty breathing and may be found down. There are two [...]

2020-01-21T14:48:18+00:00 January 21st, 2020|Beef, Dairy|

Sheep Lameness Talk

Sheep lameness is one of the most important health and welfare issues affecting sheep farms in the UK. The 5 Point Plan has been developed to help manage footrot in particular. However, some of the principles are important to controlling other causes of lameness. In November Linda from MSD came [...]

2019-12-20T09:57:05+00:00 December 20th, 2019|Sheep|
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