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Importance of balancing suckler rations highlighted

On-farm research has highlighted key results, including improved colostrum quality, and calving ease, for spring-calving suckler cows fed a balanced r...


One week left to apply for badger vaccination grant, farmers told

The Welsh Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has reminded landowners that they have just over a week to apply for a grant to support...


Firefighters tackle blaze as 10 calves killed

Around ten calves have been killed after a fire broke out on a farm in Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway early this morning. Firefighters were called ...


Topical tips for better disease control

A few simple steps to improve fungicide application can deliver big benefits in terms of disease control, especially when spray timings are stretched ...


NSA takes action to discourage release of lynx into British countryside

Following the announcement of plans to release lynx into the UK countryside, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has contacted Natural England and a ...


Farmers urged to report dead badgers

As the warmer spring weather leads to a marked increase in badger activity, farmers have been urged to report badgers killed by vehicles to the Animal...


Dairy calf performance 'boosted when worm pressures reduced'

Planning ahead to manage worm burden challenges will help to ensure farmers reap the economic benefit of targeting heifers to calve at 24 months. “...


Eating and rumination health monitor for cattle launched

Silent Herdsman, the developers of heat detection and animal behaviour monitoring systems for the dairy and beef farming sectors, today announced the ...


Labour and Conservatives clash over badger cull policy

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million, according to the Labour Party. "A Labour Defra will cancel the Governm...


Call to sheep farmers to 'know your worms'

Sheep farmers should have a good knowledge of the worms on their farm according to a new campaign launched by the Animal Health Distributors Associati...


Small decline in bovine TB in 2014 is 'not acceptable'

The small decline in the number of new herds affected by bovine TB in 2014 is not good enough and reinforces the need to implement the government’s TB...


11 March 2015 | Animal Health,News,Top Tips
New, unique formulation proven to outperform traditional baits

Following on from last year’s wet spring where many outdoor brown rats were forced to find ‘dry accommodation’ and the mild winter that most of the UK...


New Delhi meeting to discuss Newcastle Disease

Newcastle Disease (ND) is a deadly, contagious disease that kills many backyard poultry in South Asia and Africa. However, there is an inexpensive vac...


The welfare of calves under the microscope in new projects

Two new projects have been launched to investigate the welfare of calves in dairy herds, led by scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Univer...


Lamb colostrum: ewe colostrum v whey based alternative

Surplus lambs fed a colostrum alternative made from whey protein concentrate went on to match the performance of those fed ewe colostrum for the first...



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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...

The small decline in the number of new herds affected by bovine TB in 2014 ...


4 March 2015 | Animal Health

Milk producers warned over cow health du...

Milk producers are being urged to monitor cows closely for signs of acidosi...


24 February 2015 | Animal Health

Pig 'factory' plan thrown out

The decision this week to refuse permission for one of Britain's first indu...


15 January 2015 | Animal Health

TB advice for farmers in badger cull are...

A new service offering bespoke veterinary advice for cattle keepers on how ...


14 January 2015 | Animal Health

Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

Regular testing for bovine TB could significantly reduce the number of infe...


5 January 2015 | Animal Health

Pig and poultry farmers warned about dis...

Pig and poultry farmers in the UK have been warned to remain on alert as th...


16 December 2014 | Animal Health

Avian flu to 'shake up' 2015 poultry tra...

Global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizo...


9 December 2014 | Animal Health

Vet support for badger cull falls

Support for the controversial badger cull appears to be faltering among vet...


18 November 2014 | Animal Health

Beating bovine TB is 'going to hurt', NF...

The NFU brought together many leading experts from across the country to di...


23 October 2014 | Animal Health

Cattle pneumonia could cause long-term c...

Cattle farmers could have increased costs due to ineffective treatment of c...


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What is Schmallenberg?

AHVLA, in conjunction with Defra, NSA, BVA, CHAWG, NBA, NFU and SHAWG, has ...


9 April 2013| Views 1434

A spoonful of sugar?

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


5 June 2013| Views 1503

Blowfly report

A new survey amongst the UK and Ireland’s sheep producing community h...


7 April 2014| Views 1360

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

An information note for cattle industry representatives and cattle keepers ...


4 April 2014| Views 1129

Farm animal welfare codes reform

This consultation focuses on the principle of moving from statutory farm an...


8 April 2014| Views 1163

Understanding the Recommended List disea...

Following the mild, wet winter, significant disease pressure is forecast th...


10 April 2014| Views 1424

Questions and answers on Bovine TB

Bovine TB - EIRs questions and answers on Bovine TB and the pilot culls.


15 August 2014| Views 1722

Bluetongue - GB disease control strategy

Sets out the disease control measures we would consider if bluetongue virus...


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