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Taking the irritation out of fly control

The relatively mild and extremely wet winter has potentially failed to kill off over-wintering fly populations – so much so that as the weather warms up there could be an explosion in insects that both irritate ruminant livestock and transmit diseases.

Climate change is also influencing the way entomologists and animal […]

2020-07-15T11:11:18+00:00July 15th, 2020|Beef, Dairy|

Mastdecide – Making Mastitis Treatment Decisions Easier

There is no denying that as an industry we are constantly working towards reduced antibiotic usage and ensuring that we use them as responsibly and appropriately as possible. Mastitis is often an area where antibiotics may be used as part of a treatment protocol but ensuring that this is the […]

2020-07-13T16:03:07+00:00July 13th, 2020|Dairy, Mastitis|

The two most common causes of Sheep Abortion

Toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion (EAE) are the two most common causes of sheep abortion that are diagnosed from post-mortem submissions by the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) (Figure 1). Sheep abortion results in considerable economic loss to the flock and increases stress during lambing.

Both diseases can cause abortion (lambs […]

2020-06-19T15:32:19+00:00June 19th, 2020|Sheep|

Soilt Testing: The experience is as valuable as the results

Lots or people are talking about it and one day, it may even play a role in subsidy. Healthy soil is actually a living entity with >5,000 species and more individual organisms in one handful as there have ever been humans on Earth.

But what does healthy soil mean? There is […]

2020-06-19T14:56:04+00:00June 19th, 2020|Beef, Dairy, Management, Sheep|
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