The term “Iceberg disease” is used to describe a disease where only a small proportion of the infected population are noticed, ie the tip of the iceberg. The remaining infected population are the iceberg that is hidden underwater. The small proportion of the population that reach the tip of the […]
We will be joined by Pete Orpin MRCVS, Dr James Hanks (PAN Livestock Services) and Dr Rosie Morrison (Cranfield University) to demonstrate how milk recording and ELISA data can be used to understand and control Johne’s on farm. If you want to join, prior to the meeting we will be […]
Neonatal Calf Diarrhoea or Calf Scour as it is more commonly known, is the leading cause of death in newborn calves. It is still thought that as many as 3% of all calves born are lost to scour. Given that there are 1.8 million milking cows in the UK, this […]
On the Sunday afternoon of a steady on-call weekend, whilst taking myself out to visit an open garden, I received a call from one of our calf-rearing clients for advice on a sick calf that had been noticed a couple of hours prior. This isn’t a case we see every day, […]
With the colder, wetter months of “pneumonia season” just around the corner this seems like the opportune time to discuss calf health and the economics of calf disease.
It’s easy to dismiss the odd pneumonia or scour case amongst the rest of the week’s events, but do we know the […]
The fact that we’re still going on about BVD tells you that we desperately need to do something different and better. To that end, Den would like to introduce you to ‘BVD Day’.