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Disease Alert

As cows begin the housing season and a greater proportion of the diet comes from conserved forages, the risk of wire disease may increase. Cobalt deficiency in lambs may also become apparent at this time of year. In this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Vets talks about prevention and management of these two important conditions.

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, acute fluke disease in sheep, sheep worming, liver fluke in cattle and housing treatments in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Hardware Disease

‘Wire disease’ is a sporadic problem in cows following ingestion of sharp objects. These can lodge in the reticulum and can push through the wall into other organs causing marked pain, milk drop an...


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Cobalt Deficiency

Cobalt deficiency (Pine) is usually seen in weaned lambs at pasture. Signs include inappetance, lethargy and poor fleece quality and they tend to have poor immune function. Severe deficiency in ad...


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Liver Fluke

Fluke is a parasitic disease affecting the liver. Signs in cows can include weight loss, scour and oedema (swelling) under the chin. The life cycle includes the mud snail found in many boggy areas....


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Johnes diseease in sheep

Johnes disease in sheep is characterised by emaciation but not diarrhoea as in cattle. Sheep which develop clinical disease are infected early in life. Encouraging results with much reduced prevale...


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Pasturella

Pasturella is a bacterial disease which causes severe respiratory infections in sheep. If caught early it can be treated with antibiotics, but many sheep are simply found dead. A cost-effective va...


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Oesophageal cancer

Some cancers of the oesophagus are seen sporadically in older beef cows that have grazed bracken-contaminated hill ground for several years. They may cause partial obstruction and present with sign...


Featured RESOURCES

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Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on liver fluke forecasts, acute fluke disease in sheep, sheep worming, liver fluke in cattle and housing treatments in cattle.


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...


Cattle Infectious Disease Resource

This cattle health resource deals with range of infectious diseases that affect cattle, highlighting the importance of early disease recognition and control through active veterinary heal...


Cattle and Sheep Skin Conditions Resource

This resource covers parasitic and non-parasitic skin diseases of cattle and sheep. It is highly visual and covers a range of skin conditions.


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 ...


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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