The Blowfly Alert forecasts the level of strike risk for different regions of the UK. It will be updated 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.View Alert Report An Outbreak
The parasite control package gives vets access to more detailed forecasts. Available to subscribing practices and their clients.Subscribe
This webinar presents an overview of lungworm and how to prevent and control the disease.
This webinar discusses the methods used to stop diseases and pests from entering a dairy herd.
Cattle affected by lungworm may be reluctant to move, cough frequently neck extended and have an increased respiratory rate.
Better cow tracks will improve foot health, udder hygiene and cow flow, saving the herdsman’s time and reduce cow stress.
BVD causes reduced fertility, poor production and increased susceptibility to other infections especially in young calves.
Sudden onset of profuse watery diarrhoea, faecal staining of tail wool and perineum. Lambs are dull, depressed and stop sucking.
The problem was first identified during the investigation of poor growth in lambs.
Signs of coccidiosis are rapid loss of weight, diarrhoea containing mucus and flecks of blood causing staining of the perineum and tail.
PGE causes significant losses in sheep enterprises. Signs include profuse diarrhoea, weight loss and reduced performance.
Footrot causes severe lameness which is a major welfare concern although sheep become sound 1-2 days after appropriate treatment.
Damage to pigs' tails by pen mates contributes a major loss to the pig industry.
"If you wouldn't drink the water, neither should your birds"!
For the small poultry keeper there is a choice of two methods of hatching chicks – natural or artificial
The main signs of Johne's disease in cattle are progressive weight loss and chronic diarrhoea, If your herd has no history of Johne's disease it is critical that all measures are taken to prevent introduction of infection.
Sheep Abortion is a major economic loss to the sheep industry with individual cases costing £85 each.
Diarrhoea or calf scour can be a major cause of poor growth and calf mortality in many dairy herds.
Diarrhoea or calf scour can be a major cause of calf mortality and lost profit in many beef suckler herds.
Most outbreaks of lameness in sheep are caused by either interdigital dermatitis (scald) or footrot
As spring approaches so does the threat of blowfly strike
The SCOPS Nematodirus forecast is currently predicting moderate risks in main parts of the UK.
Workshop dates coming up
Boehringer Ingelheim is inviting you to take part in the National BVD Survey 2019.
One way of deciding if treatment is necessary is to screen for exposure to sheep scab mites using the ELISA blood antibody test.