It is that time of year again, the sun has returned to the sky and the grass has begun to grow, meaning that many of us, are looking forwards to grass day. In preparation for this it is a good idea to remind everyone of the importance of vaccine boosters […]
With the increase in the TB advisory service (TBAS) training across our practices, now is a great time to look at what TBAS can offer you and our top tips for TB control. Following some fantastic training by Sarah Tomlinson and the TBAS team, many of our vets are now […]
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 […]
…also known as MAP, the bacteria which causes Johne’s Disease.
This small bacterium was first described in the late 19th century. Initially it was believed cattle were the sole hosts but we now know MAP infects a range of other species including sheep and goats.
Many of you will be familiar with […]
You may have heard the term Mycoplasma associated with multiple different problems in both adult cattle and calves. Although it is not a ‘new’ problem, it is a complicated bug and we are still learning exactly how and when it causes disease. Sarah gives us more information…
Mycoplasmas are a group […]
Rob Hall continues his look into infectious diseases with BVD and Fluke up this month…
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVD) is very common in UK cattle, with surveys showing it is present on approximately 95% of farms and that roughly 65% of adult cattle have encountered the virus and have detectable […]