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Disease Alert

In this month’s webinar James Aitken of Orchard Veterinary Group talks through the clinical signs, treatment and preventive strategies for coccidiosis in calves, and explains the importance of nutrition in ewes in the run up to lambing.

Parasite Forecast

NADIS publishes a monthly Parasite Forecast for farmers and livestock keepers, based on detailed Met Office data. The Parasite Forecast outlines the parasitic challenge facing cattle and sheep in the different UK regions.This month’s webinar focuses on liver fluke and lice in cattle and sheep and worms in store lambs and rams.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Coccidiosis in calves

Coccidiosis in young calves is caused by infection by protozoa. Infection causes damage to the gut with consequent diarrhoea. Disease outbreaks occur in calves associated with overstocking and cont...

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Ewe Nutrition

Adequate ewe nutrition during the last six weeks of pregnancy, when 75 per cent of foetal growth occurs, is essential to ensure appropriate lamb birthweight. Many studies have found significantly h...

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Foot Bathing

Unhygienic conditions underfoot are a major cause of skin infections in the feet, including foul-in-the-foot and digital dermatitis. They also contribute to heel erosion. Improving foot hygiene and...

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Cereal Overload

Cereal overload causes rumen acidosis by the sudden unaccustomed increase in dietary carbohydrate. Cattle show signs of colic, diarrhoea, rumen distension and restlessness, followed by weakness and...

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There are several types of mange in cattle, but Chorioptic mange is by far the most common in the UK. It causes exudation and thickening of the skin at the base of the tail, and may spread to the u...

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Toxoplasma is a parasitic infection which can cause abortion in sheep. The life cycle must involve cats, but it is usually only shed by kittens. Prevention relies on securing feed stores and ensuri...


Parasite Forecast

This month's Parasite Forecast has a liver fluke forecast and focuses on worms in store lambs and housing treatments for cattle.

Sheep Abortion

Lambs can be lost at any point during pregnancy. In this webinar, Peers Davies MA VetMB MRCVS, discusses the causes of sheep abortion and what should be done to prevent and treat it.

Dairy Fertility Resource

Efficient fertility management in the dairy herd is essential for good productivity. This dairy fertility resource deals with a wide range of fertility issues and is essential reading for...

Dairy Fertility Advanced Resource

Efficient fertility management in the dairy herd is essential for good productivity. This dairy fertility resource deals with a wide range of fertility issues including advanced fertility...

Mastitis Resource

Mastitis is one of the major health issues affecting the dairy industry with major impact on productivity. The mastitis resource is essential reading for those on the sharp end in the par...

Poultry Health Resource

This resource covers the common conditions affect poultry in the UK in a practical format. The resource is essential reading small and medium sized producers and those working in the pou...



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