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Disease Alert

In this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Vets talks about bull fertility and ram management in the run up to their respective breeding seasons.

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 forecasts, Worming lambs post weaning and wormer choice, Worm control in cattle and Lungworm in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Bull Fertility

Up to 20% of untested bulls may be sub fertile, causing significant losses to dairy and beef farms. Some physical abnormalities are obvious on examination, but many diseases and poor sperm quality ...

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Ram Management

Although the breeding period on many sheep farms may only last a few weeks, effective management of rams necessitates all year round attention. Points to consider with your vet as part of your floc...

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Summer Mastitis

Summer mastitis affects non-milking cows. The causal bacteria are spread by flies. The teat becomes very swollen prior to the cow becoming sick. Prompt stripping out of the udder and antibiotics ar...

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Silage Eye

Silage eye is common in cattle fed round bale silage. Infection with Listeria causes inflammation inside of the eye leading to excessive tear production, forced closure of the eyelids and a bluish ...

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Control of Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD)

BVD can cause substantial hidden costs to dairy and beef farms in terms of poor fertility, abortions and increased susceptibility to other diseases. The disease is often propagated by persistently ...

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Sheep Synchronisation

January lambing requires ewes to be mated in August but most breeds only exhibit oestrus from September onwards. The onset of the breeding season can be manipulated by the ram effect, melatonin im...


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Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on liver fluke forecasts, worming lambs post weaning and wormer choice, worm control in cattle and lungworm in cattle.

Pig Diseases and Quarterly Update Resource

This resource covers the common conditions affecting pigs in the UK in a practical format. The resource is essential reading for small and medium sized pig producers and those working in ...

Sheep Fertility Resource

This resource contains practical information on preventing sheep abortion, breeding for early lambing and the importance of ram management.

Cattle Medicine Resource

This cattle health resource raises awareness of a wide range of conditions that affect cattle health, from eye and nervous conditions through to plant poisoning. The importance of early r...

Game Bird Diseases and Quarterly Updates

This resource covers, in a practical format, the common conditions affecting Game Birds in the UK. In each issue there will be a health update highlighting conditions to watch out for in ...


Proactive Disease Control the Focus of Industry Initiative

With increasing pressure from regulation...

Avian Influenza

Free-range poultry keepers have been ordered to move their birds indoors...



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