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Disease Alert

In this month’s webinar James Aitken of Orchard Veterinary Group discusses abortion in cattle: more than a 5% abortion rate warrants some veterinary investigation. As autumn approaches he also summarises the cause signs, treatment and prevention of sheep scab.

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 has the preliminary liver fluke forecast and focuses on quarantining purchase sheep, worms in lambs and gut and lungworms in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Acorn Poisoning

Acorn poisoning can be a serious problem when large numbers of acorns are blown down in autumn storms. The tannins contained in acorns can cause serious, often fatal kidney damage. Initially there ...


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Calving Problems

The main causes of calf death during birth are trauma and oxygen deprivation which are secondary to a variety of problems. You should examine a cow which has had a water bladder present for over 2 ...


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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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Caseous Lymphadenitis

Caseous lymphadenitis is a chronic contagious skin disease primarily of sheep and goats characterised by abscessation of superficial lymph nodes. Transmission occurs directly between sheep during c...


Featured Webinars

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.


Identifying and treating the abnormally cycling cow

In this webinar, Dr Richard Laven, Associate Professor of Production Animal Health at Massey University discusses how aneostrus, ovarian cysts and delayed ovulation significantly affect f...


Targets and Benchmarking

In this webinar, Dr Richard Laven, Associate Professor of Production Animal Health at Massey University discusses how big an issue is poor fertility.


Oestrus Detection in Cattle

In this webinar, Dr Richard Laven, Associate Professor of Production Animal Health at Massey University discusses oestrus detection - inseminating more cows at the right time.


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