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Disease Alert

In this month’s webinar James Aitken of Orchard Vets focuses on the very topical antimicrobial resistance and responsible medicine use, as well as the potential for Nematodirus in lambs grazing at-risk pastures.

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 at lambing time, Nematodirus control, Coccidiosis in lambs and worm control in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle

To protect animal health, antimicrobials should only be used when necessary. Responsible use of antimicrobials involves a reduction in the need for antimicrobials as well as using them correctly. ...

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Nematodirus is a parasitic infection which causes profuse scour in lambs grazed on pasture in consecutive years. The larvae can undergo mass hatching during favourable weather conditions, which can...

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Calf respiratory disease

Respiratory disease is a massive financial and welfare cost to the cattle industry. Disease is best prevented by a combination of good management, appropriate building design and ventilation, and e...

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Downer Cows

Downer cows are those unable to rise for 24 hours for no obvious reason. The initial cause may be due to trauma, toxic disease, or metabolic disease, but muscle damage can keep the cow from getting...

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Contagious Pustular Dermatitis (Orf) in Sheep

Orf is also known as Contagious Pustular Dermatitis, Scabby Mouth and Contagious Ecthyma. The causal virus can remain infective in the environment for months. It causes proliferative lesions around...

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Coccidiosis in Lambs

The clinical signs are rapid weight loss and scour, often with some blood. The parasite multiplies very rapidly in the gut leading to massive environment contamination, especially around feeders an...


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Nematodirosis in Lambs

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

Selective Dry Cow Therapy

In this webinar Dr James Breen discusses what is selective dry cow therapy and the reasons to use a selective approach and the importance of an aseptic infusion technique.

Parasite Forecast

This month's Parasite Forecast focuses on planning ahead for parasite control, worming ewes at lambing, reducing the Nematodirus risk and worm control in cattle.

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...

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 cat...

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 ...


Avian Influenza

Free-range poultry keepers have been ordered to move their birds indoors...

Sheep Veterinary Congress

Ninth International Sheep Veterinary Congress



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