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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 the Nematodirus forecast and also worming of ewes and calves as well as blowfly strike control.

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FEATURED WEBINARS
Sheep Abortion
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.

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Identifying and treating the abnormally cycling cow
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 fertility.

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Targets and Benchmarking
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.

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Oestrus Detection in Cattle
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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Coccidiosis in Calves
Coccidiosis in Calves

In this webinar, Dr Richard Laven, Associate Professor of Production Animal Health at Massey University discusses the effects, causes and treatment of Coccidiosis in calves.

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Coccidiosis in Lambs
Coccidiosis in Lambs

In this webinar, Dr Fiona Lovatt, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Sheep Health and Production discusses the effects, causes and treatment of Coccidiosis in lambs.

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Featured Animal Health Issues
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Wooden Tongue

Wooden Tongue is a common condition of cattle which causes difficulty chewing and swallowing. Affected cattle quickly lose weight and salivate profusely. The bacteria involved are present normally in the upper airways alimentary tract but gain access to the soft tissues through damage, often caused by feed containing sharp stalks....

 
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Maximising Dry Matter Intake (DMI)

Dry matter intake is the amount of food eaten after the water has been extracted, and provides the nutrients for all biological processes such as growth and milk production. Maximising intakes are essential to the efficiency of all dairy systems. The quality, palatability, presentation and access to the feed all have an impact....

 
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Oestrus Detection

Oestrus (heat) detection has a huge impact on herd performance and is essential for artificial insemination. Problems include missing cows on heat, and misidentifying cows on heat when they are actually between heats. Both these problems are identified from good farm records, necessary for improving herd fertility....

 
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Entropion

It is easy to treat, but as the problem may be hereditary, outbreaks should be investigated to see if a particular ram is to blame....

 
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Joint Ill

Joint ill occurs when bacteria from the environment set up an infection within joints, causing a painful, often permanent lameness. Bacteria can enter the body of young lambs through the gut or untreated umbilicus before travelling to the joints via the bloodstream. Colostrum management and general hygiene are important factors. ...

 
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Thrombosis

Thrombosis of the vena cava is a rare disease in cattle, where a blockage or clot occurs in the major blood vessel running into the heart. Often this is secondary to liver abscess. Pieces of the clot can break off and get stuck in the lugs, causing sudden death, or difficulty breathing....