01 February 2015 | Online since 2003


Get sheep worming right or face the consequences

The consequences of not knowing whether your wormers are working efficiently could be dire for sheep farmers. This is the main message of a new campai...


Leading expert on piglet health warns: The ghost from the past is back

Contrary to what many believe, iron deficiency anaemia in piglets has not been wiped out with the implementation of supplemental iron during the pigle...


Treating cattle parasites during housing

When housing cattle, it is a good opportunity to re-set the clock for some parasites such as liver fluke. However, for others such as lice and man...


Holstein sires show successful transition from genomic to daughter proofs

Young Holstein sires launched initially with genomic proofs are progressing to daughter-proven status with figures close to their original genomic pre...


Injunction sends 'clear message' to badger cull protesters

A sentence imposed on animal rights activists for breaching an injunction against farmers during pilot badger culls 'will send a warning' that such ac...


English farmers encouraged to tackle lameness in sheep

Three-quarters of farmers who attended lameness meetings across EBLEX’s 19 sheep focus farms plan to change their management practices as a result of ...


Minister urges bovine TB strategy for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill has urged the public to have its say on plans to eradicate bovine TB. The Minister establi...


TB advice for farmers in badger cull areas

A new service offering bespoke veterinary advice for cattle keepers on how to reduce the risk of bovine TB on their farms is being offered to farmers ...


Badger Blocker improves farm biosecurity

Limiting badger access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs, is the motivation behind the versatile design of the Badger Blocker feeder, from Rumenco. ...


14 January 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Monthly TB checks more effective than badger culling, researchers say

Regular testing for bovine TB could significantly reduce the number of infections in cattle, according to new research by Queen Mary University London...


Truss reiterates government stance on badger culls

Environment Secretary Liz Truss has used her speech at the Oxford Farming Conference to reiterate her commitment to eradicating bovine TB in cattle by...


Pig and poultry farmers warned about disease threats

Pig and poultry farmers in the UK have been warned to remain on alert as the threat posed by devastating diseases has increased. For poultry keepe...


Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease spreads to Europe

The highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus has spread to Europe. The disease is extremely infectious — a thimbleful of manure...


Animal charities 'deeply disappointed' as Defra endorses next cull

Animal welfare charities have reacted strongly to the announcement by Nigel Gibbens, the Chief Veterinary Officer that DEFRA's badger cull policy shou...


Government determined to continue with culling, says Truss

Further measures to combat TB in cattle has been announced today by Defra as Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said the government must continue w...



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15 January 2015 | Animal Health
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9 December 2014 | Animal Health
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18 November 2014 | Animal Health
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What is Schmallenberg?

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A spoonful of sugar?

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Whereas Mary Poppins was happy to sing about the best way to ...


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Blowfly report

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The ‘edge area’ strategy, rollout of new...

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Farm animal welfare codes reform

Farm animal welfare codes reform

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Understanding the Recommended List disea...

Understanding the Recommended List disea...

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Questions and answers on Bovine TB

Questions and answers on Bovine TB

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