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Disease Alert

With turnout just around the corner, in this webinar James Aitken BSc BVetMed MRCVS of Orchard Veterinary Group in Glastonbury discusses White Muscle disease which is most commonly seen at this time of year. He also discusses Border Disease in sheep which is a complex disease and one possible cause of an abnormally low lambing percentage. watch the webinar

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 includes Nematodirus and Coccidiosis in lambs, worming of ewes at lambing and prevention of lungworm and PGE in cattle.



Managing Milk Fever

Milk fever is still one of the most common diseases of the calving cow; in this webinar Associate Professor Richard Laven BVetMed, PhD Lond., MRCVS looks at how to recognise treat and prevent this condition.

Featured Animal Health Issues

Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases in Ewes

Many studies have found significantly higher mortality in lambs from underfed ewes. The effects are greater for triplet than twin lambs; singletons were largely unaffected by dam nutritional status....

Diseases of Newborn Lambs

Watery mouth disease is a colloquial expression used to describe a collection of clinical signs in neonatal lambs which includes lethargy, unwillingness to search for the teat and suck, profuse salivation, increasing abdominal distension and retained meconium....

Calf Scour

Diarrhoea or calf scour can be a major cause of calf mortality and lost profit in many beef suckler herds. Financial losses result from individual dead calves and the severe check in growth of many young calves in the group....

Control of Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD)

It is estimated that more than 90% of UK herds have had exposure to bovine virus diarrhoea virus (BVDv). Losses result from reduced fertility, poor production and increased susceptibility to other infections especially in young calves....

PGE & Lungworm in Cattle

Parasitic gastroenteritis (PGE; gut worms) usually affects growing cattle grazing contaminated pasture during their first summer at grass, typically dairy calves where the same pastures are used for this class of stock every year....

Eye Diseases in Sheep

Periorbital Eczema, Pink Eye, Anterior Uveitis (ovine iritis) and Entropion are covered in this bulletin. ...