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Disease Alert

In this month’s webinar James Aitken of Orchard Veterinary Group in Glastonbury discusses respiratory disease in calves ahead of the housing period, along with general lameness control strategies in sheep.

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 has the preliminary liver fluke forecast and focuses on quarantining purchase sheep, worms in lambs and gut and lungworms in cattle.

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Lameness control

Most outbreaks of lameness in sheep are caused by either scald (interdigital dermatitis) or footrot. The important risk factors for foot lameness are damage to the interdigital skin by exposure to ...

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Ringworm is a common skin condition of youngstock. Fungal infection causes characteristic patches of hair loss and white flaky skin. It spreads easily, including to humans, but is often self-limiti...

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Sub Acute Rumen Acidosis (SARA)

SARA occurs when rapidly fermenting foods produce too much acid in the rumen, altering digestion, but not enough to cause obvious severe disease. Subtle signs include decreased appetite, poor diges...

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Sheep fluke

Liver fluke has always been a problem during the late autumn and winter in the wetter western areas. Liver condemnations indicate that it is now widespread and increasing in frequency. The most rec...

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Abomasal Empyting Defect

Abomasal emptying defect is an uncommon, yet probably under-diagnosed, disorder reported most frequently in pedigree Suffolk sheep but also occurs in other breeds and crossbreeds. The cause remain...

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Calf respiratory disease

Pneumonia is a common condition in housed young cattle. It can be expensive as well as a serious welfare issue. Even subclinical cases can lead to poor growth rates. It can be caused by a host of d...


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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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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