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Hydor’s new Ventilation Sock System (HVSS), which supplies fresh air to all parts of a livestock building has been unveiled. The first application of the HVSS, on a 17 hectare dairy farm with 470 cows and 500 calves in the South West of England, provided Hydor with some exceptional performance data. The system was installed to help tackle issues with pneumonia in the dairy herd which were culminating in nearly £6,000 per month in vet and v...





Ventilation sock system launched by Hydor

Hydor’s new Ventilation Sock System (HVSS), which supplies fresh air to all parts of a livestock building has been unveiled. The first application ...


Animals to benefit from new MRI facility

Animals in the region will benefit following the opening of a new standing equine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility at the University of Brist...


Badger culling to begin in Northern Ireland research project: BVA response

The Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has confirmed that badger culling will begin in the second year of the test, vaccinate or ...


Monitor cattle growth rates to keep on top of worms

The summer grazing season provides a real challenge for weaned calves and growing cattle in terms of worm burdens. Implementing a parasite management ...


Veterinary Centre closure 'will rob livestock farmers' in Scotland

Farmers and vets have come together to fight the proposed closure of Inverness Veterinary Surveillance centre – a move that would rob livestock farmer...


Farm monitor focuses on combating Johne's Disease

The incurable cattle disease Johne’s was one of the main discussion topics at the recent beef cattle finishing monitor farm meeting, hosted by the Pat...


Now gundogs have their own insurance!

All responsible dog owners would agree that their dogs’ health and well-being is of high importance to them. However, while pet dogs can get sick ofte...


Growing threat of Bovine TB worries insurance market

In the lead up to May’s general election, one issue proved more divisive than any other for rural areas: how best to tackle Bovine TB. Like many ot...


The veterinary future’s bright, but levels of stress causing concern, says Vet Futures survey

Vets are generally positive about the future of the UK veterinary profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic in a new survey of mo...


New technology aims to reduce environmental impact within meat production

With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world wher...


Genetic improvement has a 'massive impact on livestock production'

International experts from Norway and the USA join the line-up of speakers at the 2015 Sheep Breeders Round Table to discuss the opportunities and cha...


One size fits nobody – Merial advises targeted approach to parasite control in sheep

As the sheep parasite season continues, Merial Animal Health is reminding farmers of the benefits of adopting a planned approach to worm control that ...


BVA update to 'Suspect BSE case highlights importance of disease surveillance'

The Irish government has confirmed that the cow tested positive and that the case was isolated to a single animal. The infected cow was not presented...


25 June 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
Mid-season worm pressures affect dairy herds

Managing mid-season worm pressures could have significant economic and performance benefits for dairy herds. This is the advice from the COWS industry...


New RSPCA Assured food label hits supermarket shelves

A new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus man...



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