Summer mastitis usually occurs between July and September, affecting dry cows and maiden heifers. Trueperella pyogenes is the primary causative agent, but infections are often mixed. It is transmitted by biting flies so conditions that promote their existence are risk factors for disease – humid and damp weather, just what […]
With the days getting warmer and the shift to t-shirt weather underway, it seems a fitting time to talk about summer mastitis. Summer mastitis is defined as an intramammary infection of the non-lactating udder seen in warmer months; basically, it is a problem for your dry cows and your maiden […]
Warm, summer hay-making days are on their way, despite some crazy early May weather we’ve been having, but with them come the dreaded nuisance flies. Flies are a burden on livestock and human welfare and it just takes one warm day for them to hatch and start causing havoc. Every […]
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 […]
With the days lengthening and the weather turning warmer, spring will happily soon be upon us. However, unfortunately that also means that fly season is on its way, with all the unwelcome irritation and nuisance that flies cause to livestock and the people that work with them:
For a few years now we have been distributing fly parasites to our clients as a new approach to fly control that aims to reduce reliance on chemical solutions and ultimately reduce the on farm fly population. We have seen some fantastic results over the years on farm and have […]