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Blowfly Alert

The Blowfly Alert forecasts the level of strike risk for different regions of the UK. It will be updated monthly through August to October. The forecasts are supported by on farm reporting of cases – to report a case in your flock please click the link below.

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 a preliminary Fluke forecast, PGE and Haemonchosis in Sheep and PGE and Lungworm in Cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Ram Management

The target conception rate is >90 per cent ewes pregnant within the first breeding cycle. The most common cause of poor conception rates is the ram rather than infectious disease(s)

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Beef Calf Scour

The incidence and severity of disease is highly dependent upon the level of colostral protection that a calf receives within the first six to 12 hours of life.

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Control of Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD)

BVD can cause substantial hidden costs to dairy and beef farms in terms of poor fertility, abortions and increased susceptibility to other diseases.

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Summer Mastitis

The affected quarter is swollen, hard, painful and hot, with a grossly enlarged teat. The udder secretion is thick and clotted (like grains of rice) with foul-smelling green/yellow pus.

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Sheep Lameness

Most outbreaks of lameness in sheep are caused by either interdigital dermatitis (scald) or footrot.

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Fly Strike

Blowfly strike is a serious welfare issue and can cause death in sheep Adult flies are attracted to faecal staining or footrot lesions. Maggots can often be seen on the skin.


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Calf Scour Webinar

In this webinar Dr Tim Potter discusses the economic impact, causes, treatment and prevention of calf scour

Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on a preliminary fluke forecast PGE and Haemonchosis in Sheep and Cattle PGE and Lungworm.

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 ...

Calf Management Resource

With the onset of the pneumonia season, the calf management resource is essential reading for those involved in calf rearing and highlights the importance of early recognition of the comm...

Mastitis Resource

Mastitis is one of the major health issues affecting the dairy industry with major impact on productivity. This resource is essential reading for those on the sharp end in the parlour and...

Sheep Fertility Resource

This resource contains practical information on preventing sheep abortion, breeding for early lambing and the importance of ram management.


Best Practice For Sheep Scab Control


New Parasite Control Package launched for vets

NADIS has launched a new parasite...



Have you carried out your farm biosecurity BVD risk assessment?

To access the risk assessment form, click here.