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Youngstock are the foundation of any herd. Management of calves is crucial in order to give them the best start. Identifying youngstock disease symptoms and how best to prevent recurrence is critical. Here we give you some youngstock management and disease advice.

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|

Keeping one step ahead of Salmonella this Autumn…

Around the Autumn Equinox we often see an increase in Salmonella cases with greater inclement weather and closer cow contact. Vicky goes through why and how best to keep on top of it in the coming weeks.

The main cost of Salmonella infection comes from decreased milk yield in subclinically […]

2020-10-15T14:25:24+00:00October 15th, 2020|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Diseases, Youngstock|
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