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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 the Nematodirus forecast and also worming of ewes and planning a worming stratagy for calves."

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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 fertility.


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.


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.


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.


Featured Animal Health Issues
Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF)

MCF is a sporadic disease in cattle. It is caused by a virus carried by sheep, which are not affected themselves. Signs including fever, cloudy eyes, ocular and nasal discharge can often be confused with IBR, but it is not passed cow to cow. Unfortunately the majority of MCF cases are fatal....


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 the coronary band and mouth, and is common in orphaned lambs. Secondary infections require antibiotics. The disease can be passed to people....


Clostridial Disease

There are many diseases caused by clostridial bacteria, including Balckleg, Pulpy Kidney and Tetanus amongst others. The over-riding clinical sign for all these diseases is sudden death. Vaccination is safe, effective and cost-beneficial. It can be done from 3 weeks old. Ewes can also be vaccinated to help protect lambs via colostrum....


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 and water troughs. Drugs can be used as a preventive measure as well as for treatment....


Cow Tracks

Good cow tracks are important in reducing and preventing lameness in dairy cows. Reducing poaching whilst accessing pasture will also help reduce the risk of mastitis. The ideal track should be smooth, soft underfoot, flat, well drained and hard wearing. Achieving this is difficult, especially if machinery access is required....


Milk Fever

Milk fever, also known as hypocalcaemia or periparturient paresis is a common but preventable condition at calving, where lack of available calcium interferes with muscle function. It typically affects older dairy breeds causing weakness in the legs, and can also predispose cows to other conditions such as retained placenta or displaced abomasums. ...