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Disease Alert

Now flies are more active, summer mastitis is a risk in some areas. Contagious ovine digital dermatitis is also causing problems on some farms, and is a growing concern. In this month’s webinar James Aitken of Orchard Veterinary Group discusses how to recognise, manage and prevent these two 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 worms and anthelmintic resistance in lambs, blowfly strike in sheep and worms and lungworm in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Summer Mastitis

Summer mastitis affects non-milking cows. The causal bacteria are spread by flies. The teat becomes very swollen prior to the cow becoming sick. Prompt stripping out of the udder and antibiotics ar...


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Fly Strike in Sheep

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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Copper poisoning in sheep

Some breeds of sheep are particularly susceptible to copper poisoning. It is common following inadvertent over-supplementation, or overfeeding concentrates higher in copper than required. Sheep may...


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Ulcerative Mammillitis

Ulcerative mamillitis is a viral skin infection by bovine herpes virus 2. It causes blisters, ulcers and scabs on the teats which can make them difficult to milk. There is no specific treatment, bu...


Featured Webinars

Sheep Abortion

Lambs can be lost at any point during pregnancy. In this webinar, Peers Davies MA VetMB MRCVS, discusses the causes of sheep abortion and what should be done to prevent and treat it.


Identifying and treating the abnormally cycling cow

In this webinar, Dr Richard Laven, Associate Professor of Production Animal Health at Massey University discusses how aneostrus, ovarian cysts and delayed ovulation significantly affect f...


Targets and Benchmarking

In this webinar, Dr Richard Laven, Associate Professor of Production Animal Health at Massey University discusses how big an issue is poor fertility.


Oestrus Detection in Cattle

In this webinar, Dr Richard Laven, Associate Professor of Production Animal Health at Massey University discusses oestrus detection - inseminating more cows at the right time.


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