What does IBR look like on my farm?

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis – IBR – is a herpes virus that can cause respiratory disease in cattle of all ages ...
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5 Steps to a Successful Unpacking Season

Some may have started unpacking already, while others are waiting until later this summer, but all of us are looking ...
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Fly Strike Warning

We have been seeing a steep rise in the number of flystrike cases over the past week.

Green, blue and blackbottle ...
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Nematodirus Alert

The SCOPS forecast is currently showing large areas of the UK as having a high or very high risk ...
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Made your bed? Now lie in it!

The dairy industry has seen a near complete shift from loose houses to cubicles for housing milking cows, and often ...
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Tackling Lameness in Sheep with the Five-Point Plan

Tackling lameness in sheep has become a real priority in recent times and much research has been undertaken to determine ...
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Preparing for the birthing season: Plasma

The role and importance of colostrum

Cria have no antibodies to disease at birth, and are therefore unable to fight infection. ...
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How much lameness can, or should we tolerate in a dairy cows?

I ask this as an open question, not because I know the answer or feel there really is an answer ...
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Do you know the signs of Haemonchus Contortus infection?

With the recent hot weather, the risk of Haemonchus Contortus in livestock has dramatically increased and quite a few outbreaks ...
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Flystrike treatment & prevention

Blowflies are one of the most widespread ectoparasites affecting sheep in the UK, with surveys suggesting 80% of flocks will ...
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