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Blowfly Alert

The Blowfly Alert forecasts the level of strike risk for different regions of the UK. It will be updated every two weeks through June and monthly through July to October. The forecasts are supported by on farm reporting of cases – to report a case in your flock please click the link below.

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, Fly Strike, Strategic Worm Control in Cattle and Lungworm Disease (Husk)

This Month's Featured Animal Health Issues

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Fly Strike

Blowfly strike is a serious welfare issue and can cause death in sheep Adult flies are attracted to faecal staining or footrot lesions. Maggots can often be seen on the skin.

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Lungworm in cattle

Cattle severely affected by lungworm may be reluctant to move, cough frequently with their neck extended and have an increased respiratory rate.

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Trace element deficiences

The trace element deficiency states generally considered are: cobalt, copper, and vitamin E and selenium

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Abortion Vaccines

Biosecurity and biocontainment are buzz words in agriculture, but often forgotten during a trip to market or a busy day at lambing time. Action can be taken to reduce the risk of abortion on farm.

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Good Parlour Routine

The aim of good milking management is to maximise production of quality milk, minimise teat end damage and mastitis and to make best use of the labour and milking facilities.

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Photosensitisation in cattle

Photosensitization can either occur as primary cases due to ingestion of photodynamic agents or secondary to liver damage. The skin becomes reddened and dry, eventually sloughing off.


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Parasite Forecast

This month’s webinar focuses on Worm control in lambs, Fly Strike, Strategic Worm Control in Cattle and Lungworm Disease (Husk)

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.

Lameness in Dairy Herds Resource

Lameness in dairy cows can have a major impact on productivity and welfare. Nick Bell MRCVS one of the leading authorities on dairy lameness has produced the NADIS dairy lameness resource.

Poultry Health Resource

This resource covers the common conditions affecting poultry in the UK in a practical format. The resource is essential reading for small and medium sized producers and those working.....

Sheep Fertility Resource

This resource contains practical information on preventing sheep abortion, breeding for early lambing and the importance of ram management.

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 ...


Best Practice For Sheep Scab Control


New Parasite Control Package launched for vets

NADIS has launched a new parasite...



Have you carried out your farm biosecurity BVD risk assessment?

To access the risk assessment form, click here.