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Disease Alert

As turnout in this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Vets talks about cow tracks to ensure the safest and easiest way for cows to access pasture. Now lambing is well underway in many parts of the country, he also reviews the common dystocia problems likely to be encountered.

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 Sheep Parasite Control Plans, Worming ewes at lambing time, Nematodirosis and Coccidiosis, Cattle Parasite Control Plans and Fluke in Sheep and Cattle

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Cow Tracks

Better cow tracks will not only improve foot health but can improve udder hygiene, improve cow flow saving the herdsman’s time and reducing cow stress, extend grazing season (through better field....

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Dystocia in Ewes

Dystocia affects between 3 and 7 percent of the national flock. The key to a successful outcome, i.e. a healthy ewe nursing a healthy lamb, is to recognise potential problems early, and phone.....

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Leptospirosis is a common infection of cattle which can cause infertility, abortion and milk drop. It is a bacterial disease passed in urine from infected animals so access to common watercourses i...

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New Forest Eye

New Forest Eye is a highly contagious bacterial disease causing conjunctivitis and ulceration of the eye. It is often passed by head and nuisance flies. Prevention relies on good fly control, isola...

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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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Footrot is an extremely painful disease infectious disease. The first sign is swelling and moistening of the interdigital skin. The wall of the hoof eventually separates.....


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Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on reviewing Sheep Parasite Control Plans, Worming ewes at lambing time, Nematodirosis and Coccidiosis, Cattle Parasite Control Plans and Fluke in Sheep and ...

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.

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....

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

Poultry Health Resource

This resource covers the common conditions affecting poultry in the UK in a practical format. The resource is essential reading for small and medium sized producers and those working.....

Game Bird Diseases and Quarterly Updates

This resource covers, in a practical format, the common conditions affecting Game Birds in the UK. In each issue there will be a health update highlighting conditions to watch out for in ...


Best Practice For Sheep Scab Control


New Parasite Control Package launched for vets

NADIS has launched a new parasite...



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