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Disease Alert

Wooden tongue and Lumpy jaw are both sporadic causes of mouth problems in cattle which may be associated with feeding stalky hay. As sheep are gathered for management reasons, respiratory problems may be more easily picked up. In this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Vets talks about prevention and management of these 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 Liver Fluke forecasts, acute fluke disease in sheep, fluke control in cattle, sheep and cattle worming.

This Month's 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 ...


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Pasteurella

There are several causes of respiratory disease in adult sheep, the most common of which is Pasteurellosis, a bacterial disease which can cause sudden death. Other causes can include pulmonary aden...


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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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Calf Scour

There are many causes of calf scour. In calves under a week old, this is most likely to be viral. Fluid therapy is essential, but antibiotics are rarely required. It is important to get a definitiv...


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Endometritis

Infection of the reproductive tract after calving is one of the most important causes of infertility in the cow. Firstly it is associated with absence of heat. Secondly, cows with endometritis are ...


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Uterine Torsion

Uterine torsion is a relatively common cause of calving problems in cattle. The uterus can twist from 180 ͦto 720 ͦ preventing the foetus engaging with the cervix and initiating 2nd stage labour. P...


Featured RESOURCES

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Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on liver fluke forecasts, acute fluke disease in sheep, fluke control in cattle and sheep and cattle worming.


Game Bird Diseases and Quarterly Updates

This resource covers, in a practical format, the common conditions affecting Game Birds in the UK. In each issue there will be a health update highlighting conditions to watch out for in ...


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...


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...


Sheep Infectious Disease Resource

This resource deals with the common infectious diseases that affect the UK flock. It raises awareness of the early signs of disease shepherds need to watch out for, and highlights the imp...


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