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Disease Alert

With spring approaching, in this month’s webinar James Aitken of Orchard Vets focuses on recognition, treatment and prevention of displaced abomasums in dairy cattle, and common diseases affecting new-born lambs.

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 planning ahead for parasite control in sheep, worming ewes at lambing time, reducing the Nematodirus risk and worm control in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Newborn lamb diseases

Newborn lamb diseases are common on some units, including watery mouth, naval ill and joint ill. Every effort must be made to ensure good colostrum management for passive transfer of immunity. Redu...

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Fostering lambs

Fostering in lowland flocks could be 10 to 15 per cent of all ewes and long-term acceptance rate is likely to be less than 60 per cent. Several fostering methods are widely practiced, each with the...

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Teat disinfection

Teat disinfection is a vital part of all mastitis control programmes. Pre-milking teat disinfection uses a quick-acting disinfectant just before milking to reduce the population of mastitis-causing...

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Grass Staggers

Magnesium is not stored in the body so it must be supplied by the diet on a daily basis. Deficiency is most common in beef cows a few weeks after calving. Signs progress rapidly from twitching, to ...

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Entropion is a common eye problem in lambs where the lower eyelid turns in and rubs against the eye itself causing discomfort, infection and eventually blindness. It is easy to treat, but as the pr...

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Gid is a rare disease when the larval stage of a dog tapeworm causes a cyst within the brain of sheep. Sheep show signs of circling and depression. The cyst can be surgically removed but is often u...


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Nematodirosis in Lambs

In this webinar Professor Mike Taylor discusses what is Nematodirosis, how the infection is transmitted, how to remove risk and how to treat it.

Parasite Forecast

This month's Parasite Forecast focuses on planning ahead for parasite control, worming ewes at lambing, reducing the Nematodirus risk and worm control in 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.

Lambing Health Resource

Lambing is a critical stage in sheep production with a major impact on productivity and welfare. The lambing resource is essential reading for shepherds and highlights ewe nutrition and p...

Beef Fertility and Calving Resource

This cattle health resource deals with bull fertility and synchronising breeding in beef herds. It also deals with calving problems and is a must for all those interested in cattle breeding.


Avian Influenza

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

Sheep Veterinary Congress

Ninth International Sheep Veterinary Congress



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