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Disease Alert

In this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Vets talks about photosensitisation, a sporadic cause of skin inflammation during the summer months, and also Caseous Lymphadenitis in sheep which can be passed around during shearing.

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 worm control in lambs, fly strike, strategic worm control on cattle and lungworm disease (Husk).

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Photosensitisation in cattle

Photosensitisation is an inflammation of the skin in response to sunlight. This can happen as a primary disease after injection of certain plants containing photodynamic agents which react to light...

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Caseous Lymphadenitis

Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) is a chronic contagious skin disease primarily of sheep and goats with the incidence of disease increasing with age. CLA in the UK is characterised by abscessation of su...

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Copper Deficiency

Primary copper deficiency occurs on deficient pastures, but secondary copper deficiency is more common due to antagonism by iron, sulphur and molybdenum in the rumen. Clinical signs of copper defic...

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Parasitic Gastroenteritis (PGE)

PGE, or gut worms, usually affects growing cattle during their first grazing season. Infection is picked up from contaminated pasture. Infection pressure is heavily dependent on current and histor...

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Fly Strike

Blowflies can cause extensive skin damage and can cause death. Adult flies are attracted to faecal staining or footrot lesions. Maggots can often be seen on the skin and there is a putrid smell fro...

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Mobility Scoring

Mobility scoring is a useful tool in lameness control in cattle herds. It allows a means to identify all lame cows in the herd to allow rapid treatment, essential to positive outcomes. With regular...


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Selective Dry Cow Therapy

In this webinar Dr James Breen discusses what is selective dry cow therapy and the reasons to use a selective approach and the importance of an aseptic infusion technique.

Parasite Forecast

This month's Parasite Forecast focuses on worm control in lambs, fly strike, strategic worm control in cattle and lungworm disease (Husk).

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...

Lameness in Dairy Herds Resource

Lameness in dairy cows can have a major impact on productivity and welfare. Nick Bell MRCVS , one of the UKs leading authorities on dairy lameness has produced the NADIS dairy lameness re...

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...


Avian Influenza

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

Book Review

2nd Edition Sheep Medicine by Dr Phillip Scott FRCVS



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