TB Rules in Wales

There will be some changes to the TB testing rules in the intermediate TB areas (ITBAs) of Wales coming into force on 1st February this year.

All cattle moved in from the High Risk Area of England (HRA) and from Northern Ireland will need a post-movement test (PoMT). Welsh Government […]

2024-02-07T15:22:11+00:00February 7th, 2024|Beef, Dairy|

Vector-borne diseases: Bluetongue and Schmallenberg!

Rob Hall gives an update on two important diseases, both of which are spread by biting midges and are currently causing issues in the UK.

Bluetongue Virus

Bluetongue is an infectious viral disease, which was first detected in the 1700s. It is widely found in many parts of North Africa […]

2024-02-07T15:42:29+00:00February 7th, 2024|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Diseases, Sheep|

Have Ewe Quarantined?

When speaking to farmers during new client or ‘Vet Declaration’ visits, one of the questions I always ask is; ‘where do your replacements come from?’

The answer to this question varies. Some people are breeding their own, others buy in (from one source or multiple), some won’t breed at all […]

2024-01-08T10:42:52+00:00January 8th, 2024|News, Sheep|

National TB Conference

This year’s TB conference was held on 29th November 2023 in Worcester, hosted by The TB Advisory Service (TBAS). It was an opportunity to bring together all those involved in TB control and it was great to see so many people attend: veterinary practices, farmers and policy makers, all contributing […]

2024-01-05T17:00:27+00:00January 5th, 2024|Beef, Dairy|
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