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Worming sheep in the Spring

Ewes The first question that needs asking is – do the ewes really need worming? In reality a lot of the ewes won’t need a dose in April. Some ma...


22 April 2015 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Where we are with wormer resistance

A series of meetings have been arranged to discuss the important new findings on the levels of anthelmintic resistance on farms in Wales. Overseen ...


Farmers remain concerned about TB testing changes

Farmers remain concerned over the possible impact of changes to the bTB testing regime which will come into effect in England on May 1, the NFU said t...


Labour's TB eradication policy 'of great concern' as farmers hear pledges

Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises political parties made in their rec...


Landowners join forces to launch bovine TB vaccination scheme

Landowners in Cheshire are working collaboratively in a bid to take action against the spread of bovine tuberculosis in wildlife and livestock and red...


Vets call for change to badger culling method

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for the four-year culls of badgers in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire to be completed using...


Plan now to ensure you aren’t caught out by liver fluke

Fluke is a huge burden to the livestock industry, in terms of loss of production as well as lost opportunities from the fifth quarter. EBLEX has estim...


20 April 2015 | Animal Health,News,Products
New single-handed treatment gun for low dose meds

A new high precision treatment gun for single-handed low volume subcutaneous injections has been launched by Zoetis. The gun handles medications up...


No 'one-size fits all' on animal disease

Catherine McLaughlin is the NFU's chief adviser for animal health and welfare. She visited Riga, in Latvia, to see how EU member states can control an...


Farmer support for Badger Blocker

Backed by recent research, Rumenco’s Badger Blocker feeder helps limit badgers’ access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs by raising supplement product...


Environmental stress triggers costly pig disease

Scientists at The Royal Veterinary College demonstrate that environmental stress, including high temperatures and crowding, can cause Porcine CircoVir...


Livestock farmers urged to use safe grazing to prevent parasite problems this spring

Livestock farmers are urged to reduce pasture contamination by planning grazing and anthelmintic control in sheep and lambs now, to decrease the risk ...


Final phase of Scotland's war on BVD

The permanent eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea [BVD] in Scottish cattle moves a step closer in less than 60 days, as the Scottish Government’s ca...


Livestock farmers warned over leptospirosis threat

Leptospirosis remains a common threat to dairy and beef herds in Britain, according to extensive new data collected over the last 18 months. This l...


Innovative animal medicine dispenser wins awards

The Swift Doser, Rieke’s innovative solution for the oral administering of medicines to animals, has been recognised at the inaugural Pet’s & Vet’s Pa...



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13 March 2015 | Animal Health

Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...


12 March 2015 | Animal Health

Call to sheep farmers to 'know your worm...

Sheep farmers should have a good knowledge of the worms on their farm accor...


12 March 2015 | Animal Health

Small decline in bovine TB in 2014 is 'n...

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4 March 2015 | Animal Health

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24 February 2015 | Animal Health

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15 January 2015 | Animal Health

TB advice for farmers in badger cull are...

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14 January 2015 | Animal Health

Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

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