Animal health news around the UK

29 January 2020



Lamb losses 'preventable with correct ewe management'

29 January 2020

Lamb losses post-lambing can be as high as 15%

Defra ponders farrowing crate ban despite NPA opposition

29 January 2020

Pig producers express alarm at possible ban

New technology reduces stress on chicks during vaccination

29 January 2020

The new tech also improves biosecurity

New ASF vaccine 'more effective' than previous ones

27 January 2020

New experimental vaccine shows promise

ASF dangers highlighted in UK MEP's last EU speech

27 January 2020

Swine fever impact on UK pig herd

Vets advise farmers on preventing abortion and barren ewes

23 January 2020

Sheep farmers advised to test ewes

Industry-wide UK ruminant group to tackle endemic diseases

22 January 2020

New UK-wide cattle and sheep group

Cows change moos depending on emotion, study finds

21 January 2020

Cows have 'very distinct voices'

Farmers urged to feed lambs more colostrum

21 January 2020

Majority of farmers may not be feeding enough

Nutrition in pre-lambing period 'critical' for ewe and lamb health

21 January 2020

Farmers urged to carefully manage ewe nutrition

South West farmers to receive new bovine TB info packs

20 January 2020

New disease guidance for farmers in the region

Livestock parasite control guide receives major update

20 January 2020

The technical guidance was last revised in 2014

New outbreak of swine dysentery in North Yorkshire

19 January 2020

Farmers urged to follow strict biosecurity

Livestock farms could benefit from genome editing, scientists say

17 January 2020

Animal breeding could become more efficient

New group formed to tackle sheep and cattle health issues

17 January 2020

It aims to deliver a more coordinated approach

Wales bTB: Cattle slaughtered reaches record high, union says

17 January 2020

Farmers say slaughtering levels are 'unsustainable'

Neonatal survival research crucial to successful lambing season

16 January 2020

Research looked at neonatal survival in lambs

Smart ear tags help farmers detect lameness in sheep

16 January 2020

Automated detection of lameness in sheep

Non-notifiable avian influenza detected on NI farm

16 January 2020

Disease subtype H6N1 impacted the farm

New £1m study to help combat Johne's disease

15 January 2020

The disease has a big impact on livestock health

UK scientists develop new vaccine against avian influenza

13 January 2020

New bird flu vaccination developed

NI farmers told to boost biosecurity amid notifiable disease reports

10 January 2020

Poultry keepers urged to heighten biosecurity protocols

New study shows willow trees could optimise lamb production

9 January 2020

Willow trees have high concentrations of cobalt and zinc

Bulgara culls over 24,000 pigs after ASF outbreak

7 January 2020

ASF hits country for first time since August

Officials investigate bird disease in NI broiler flock

7 January 2020

Disease could be bird flu or Newcastle disease

'Cow with calf' dairy farm welfare project wins £60k boost

6 January 2020

It aims to keep calves with their mothers longer

Welsh dairy farmer pioneers new blood test for bTB

3 January 2020

First farm to gain permission to use the test

Oregano essential oil could help reduce antibiotic resistance in calves

3 January 2020

Oregano oil could be beneficial for calves

Product defect recall issued for bovine mastitis antibiotic cream

30 December 2019

Veterinary Medicines Directorate issued recall

Hill Ram Scheme recruits 22 new sheep farms

29 December 2019

Scheme looks to build resilience