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29 July 2020
UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
27 July 2020
Vets in Ethiopia remove 50 kg of plastic from cow’s stomach
After three hours of surgery, a team of six vets have removed 50 kg of plastic from a cow....
20 July 2020
Neogen's NeoKlor receives OMRI certification for water disinfection
Neogen's AquaPrime NeoKlor has been reviewed by OMRI and meets USDA National Organic Program standards. ...
New initiative unifies veterinary approach to sustainability
A group of UK vets has launched the world’s first organisation dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and vet led teams in being a leading force for sustainability....
13 July 2020
Will feeding silage to lactating cows give my calves scours?
Many cow-calf producers in Nebraska have become accustomed to using distillers grains as a source of both protein and energy to help meet the nutritional needs of lactating cows from calving until green grass is available, writes Dave Ostdiek University...
09 July 2020
Control to Crypto: new animation from Moredun Institute
The Moredun Institute has created a new informative animation on how to effectively manage and control cryptosporidium on-farm. ...
08 July 2020
Pirbright: pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance
A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute is the first to confirm that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle....
24 June 2020
New rapid Actiphage test for Johne's disease and bovine TB makes progress
Funding supports research and development of new test for hard-to-detect mycobacterial diseases. ...
22 June 2020
Where is animal microbiome research headed?
Mike Kogut, research microbiologist with USDA, talked to researchers about the future of the animal microbiome recently at the Animal Microbiome and Nutritional Health Congress in Chicago....
21 June 2020
Irish farmers critical of changes to bovine TB programme
The Irish Farmers Association Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell is critical of the Department of Agriculture’s changes in Ireland’s TB Eradication Programme....
17 June 2020
OIE updates disease status and control programmes for members
Fifteen new disease status have been granted to OIE Members and an official disease control programme has been endorsed....
14 June 2020
New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
13 June 2020
10 June 2020
Vaccine reduces mycoplasma and calf mortality
A Scottish farm has significantly reduced incidences of mycoplasma and calf mortality by using a new mycoplasma bovis vaccine....
09 June 2020
New VetTech service to cut hassle and drive farm animal health
Willows Vet Group have launched a VetTech service to support with essential tasks to improve animal health, welfare and productivity on-farm....
06 June 2020
Get control of subclinical milk fever to boost productivity
Mole Valley Farmers has launched a new mineral pack to help prevent milk fever on farms feeding grass silage based rations to dry cows....
05 June 2020
New podcast available for cattle vets
CattleCast will give farm vets news, practical support and CPD when they're on the move. ...
30 May 2020
Tips on How to Improve Cattle Performance
ICC Brazil chose four tips that will make a difference in the routine of farmers....
25 May 2020
New app reduces weigh time at the crush
Breedr and Tru-Test integration reduces weigh-time to less than 20 seconds and enables smarter decisions live at the crush....
19 May 2020
How to transport calves without trouble
The transported calf is subject to a series of stresses, stresses that would even greatly challenge a mature immune system....
18 May 2020
New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in UK
New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the UK cattle herd come into effect on 18 May....
17 May 2020
Thai virology guru says meat is safe for consumption despite COVID-19 outbreak
Thai virology experts reassures public that it's safe to eat fully cooked meat amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...
06 May 2020
UK vets welcome "pragmatic" bovine TB testing strategy amid pandemic
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed temporary amendments to bovine TB (TB) testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will allow herd tests to continue while maintaining the safety of farmers and vets during the Covid-19 pandemic....
03 May 2020
Cryptosporidiosis in calves leads to longer term production losses
A disease in calves caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, has been shown to result in significant longer term weight loss and appreciable economic impact for farmers, highlighting the importance of developing a vaccine....
28 April 2020
The UK's TB response during coronavirus
The Ulster Farmers' Union union has responded to members'queries during COVID-19. ...
23 April 2020
Calculating the economic effects of Romania’s bluetongue outbreak
Lost export opportunities can send long-term shockwaves in any industry, but it’s proven particularly difficult for Romania’s fledgling cattle sector....
22 April 2020
UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
11 April 2020
New system illustrates environmental impact of feeding too much protein at turnout
Mole Valley Farmers has found that balancing rations to complement high protein spring grass makes both economic and environmental sense. ...
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