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Disease Alert

Milk fever is a common and expensive problem on some dairy farms, but it should be easily controlled. As lambing time approaches, it’s also a good time to get organised and review standard operating procedures with seasonal staff. In this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Vets talks about prevention and management of these 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 Parasite Control – Planning Ahead, Liver Fluke Risk, Chronic Fluke Disease in Sheep and Cattle and Lice in sheep and cattle

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Metabolic Disease

Milk fever, also known as hypocalcaemia or periparturient paresis is a common but preventable condition at calving, where lack of available calcium interferes with muscle function. It typically....


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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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Cystic Ovaries

Cysts are large structures that persist on the ovary, preventing normal function. Clinical signs associated with ovarian cysts depend on the type of cyst. The underlying cause of cystic ovaries is ...


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Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)

IBR is a highly infectious viral disease in cattle. Severe cases can result in death, lesser affected animals may have milk drop, fever, conjunctivitis and nasal discharge. Abortion is also.....


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Coccidiosis in Lambs

Coccidiosis is a common parasitic infection in lambs. The signs are rapid weight loss and scour often with some blood. The parasite multiplies very rapidly in the gut leading to massive environment...


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Clostridial disease in sheep

There are many diseases caused by clostridial bacteria, including Balckleg, Pulpy Kidney and Tetanus amongst others. The over-riding clinical sign for all these diseases is sudden death. Vaccinatio...


Featured RESOURCES

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Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on Parasite Control – Planning Ahead, Liver Fluke Risk, Chronic Fluke Disease and lice in both Sheep and Cattle


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.


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....


Trace Element Deficiencies in Cattle and Sheep Resource

Mineral deficiencies affect cattle and sheep and can have a significant impact on productivity and welfare. This health resource covers the main trace element deficiencies that affect....


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


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