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What parasite control do you need to think about this month?

With the cold and wet weather still upon us, it may seem a little early to be planning for turn out, but it is the perfect time to look back at last year and reflect on what parasite challenges you may have faced last season and start preparing for turn […]

2021-02-17T16:56:28+00:00February 17th, 2021|Beef, Dairy, Management, News, Sheep|

What can we do to help prevent parasite burdens in our sheep?

Being sure to use quarantine treatments on bought-in animals will reduce the risk of bringing wormer resistant parasites onto your farm. Planning ahead for this can bring a host of benefits, but there are a few additional prevention areas we can look at as well.

1. Breeding your own replacements

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2021-02-17T16:55:15+00:00February 17th, 2021|News, Sheep|

Vaccinate against lungworm pre-turnout, or cough up later

If you heard your cattle coughing at grass last autumn, this means they could have been harbouring lungworm burdens that compromise growth rates and lifetime milking performance. Most lungworm cases are reported at the back end of the grazing season.

Unfortunately, lungworm larvae can overwinter on pasture and in carrier […]

2021-02-17T16:53:54+00:00February 17th, 2021|Dairy, Management, Youngstock|

So what is Mycoplasma Bovis?

The diagnosis of Mycoplasma bovis is becoming more and more common on dairy farms, it can cause disease in both calves and adult cattle. It is a notoriously difficult bug to treat, and even then vaccination has historically proved difficult.

We have previously relied onautogenous vaccine (those producedin a lab […]

2020-12-09T16:38:39+00:00December 9th, 2020|Dairy, Management, News, Youngstock|

Honey treatment, a sweet assistant

In show business, they say never work with children or animals because, despite best intentions, accidents can happen. With housing upon us, animals will no doubt find inventive ways to hurt themselves in buildings which were thought to be safe. As we continuously aim to reduce antibiotic use, we are […]

2020-12-11T14:55:45+00:00December 9th, 2020|Management, Medicines, News, Youngstock|
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