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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|

Pre-lambing Nutrition

It’s coming towards that time of year….. lambing time! The 6 weeks pre-lambing are crucial as 70% of the lamb’s growth is in this period; causing ewe requirements to double but having reduced appetite from being heavily pregnant. Getting pre-lambing nutrition right is essential for a good lambing season. Pete [...]

2019-11-19T10:49:19+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Sheep|

Streptococcus Uberis Mastitis Vaccine

Mastitis is considered to be one of the most frequent and costly diseases in the dairy industry. The economic consequences of both clinical and subclinical mastitis are due to treatment costs, production losses, culling and increased risk of other diseases. Streptococcus uberis mastitis especially. Changes in herd size and intensification [...]

2019-11-19T09:56:02+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Dairy, Medicines|
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