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Disease Alert

In this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Vets talks about IBR, a highly infectious disease in cattle, and bladder stones in rams which may have serious consequences during the risk period when they are being prepared for sale.

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 worm control in lambs - TSTs and drench testing, Haemonchosis, tapeworm, fly strike and worm control and lungworm in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Bull Fertility

Up to 20% of untested bulls may be sub fertile, causing significant losses to dairy and beef farms. Some physical abnormalities are obvious on examination, but many diseases and poor sperm quality ...

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New Forest Eye

New forest eye is highly contagious and is spread rapidly in the summer through flies. It causes conjunctivitis with excess tear production, closing of the eyelids and ulceration of the cornea.....

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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. The disease is often propagated by persistently ...

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Uroliths in Rams

Blockage of the narrow tube which connects the bladder with the exterior is an occasional problem for intensively reared rams. Discomfort and straining to urinate are initially seen, progressing to...

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Heat Stress

Even in the UK, heat stress is a surprisingly common cause of poor production on some dairy units. There are many practical changes that can be implemented to help reduce heat stress. ......

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White Line Disease

White line disease is a common cause of lameness. It is a weak part of the hoof where the wall meets the sole. Shear forces on the foot combined with poor horn quality and wet conditions.....


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Parasite Forecast

This month's Parasite Forecast focuses on worm control in lambs, Haemonchosis fly strike, strategic worm control in cattle and lungworm disease (Husk).

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 ...

Mastitis Resource

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

Cattle and Sheep Skin Conditions Resource

This resource covers parasitic and non-parasitic skin diseases of cattle and sheep. It is highly visual and covers a range of skin conditions.

Sheep Medicine Resource

This sheep health resource deals with a wide range of conditions that affect sheep, from eye problems to nervous conditions. The importance of early recognition is highlighted and is ess...


Proactive Disease Control the Focus of Industry Initiative

With increasing pressure from regulation...

Avian Influenza

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



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