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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 every two weeks through April and May and monthly through June 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 Worming ewes and lambs, Nematodirus Risk, Sheep Blowfly Control, Worm Control in Cattle and Fly Control

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Parasitic Gastroenteritis (PGE)

Parasitic gut worms have the potential to cause significant losses in sheep enterprises. Signs include profuse diarrhoea, weight loss and reduced performance.

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Coccidiosis in Lambs

Signs of coccidiosis are rapid loss of weight and diarrhoea containing mucus and flecks of blood. Affected lambs are very dull and lifeless.

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Flies Cattle

Flies can cause considerable irritation to cattle in the summer months, and are thought to be responsible for the transmission of bacteria causing summer mastitis and 'pink eye'

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Footrot is an extremely painful cause of lameness in sheep. It is caused by the bacterium Dichelobacter nodosus.

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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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Selective Dry Cow Therapy

The dry cow period allows the udder lining to be repaired, its also a time to treat and prevent bacterial infections. However, dry cow therapy should be carefully considered to minimise antibiotic...


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Nematodirus Webinar

In this webinar Professor Mike Taylor discusses what is Nematodirosis, how the infection is transmitted, how to remove risk and how to treat it.

Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on Worming ewes and lambs, Nematodirus Risk, Sheep Blowfly Control, Worm Control in Cattle and Fly Control

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 ...

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 ...

Sheep Infectious Disease Resource

This resource deals with the common infectious diseases that affect the UK flock. It raises awareness of the early signs of disease shepherds need to watch out for, and highlights the imp...

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...


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.