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26 February 2021
UK farmers should test before treating calves with wormer this spring
Experts from the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group are urging dairy and suckler beef producers with autumn-born calves, to think carefully about their worm control programme this spring....
22 February 2021
BCVA launches foundation programme for new farm vets
The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) has launched its popular foundation programme for newly qualified vets. ...
18 February 2021
Altosid IGR Announces Lower Price To Protect Cattle, Bottom Lines
Altosid IGR, the industry-leading feed-through insect growth regulator for horn fly control, is now available at a price of 2 to 3 cents per animal, per day. ...
17 February 2021
US tracking transboundary and emerging diseases
Transboundary and emerging diseases are constant threats to the livestock industry. Even as biosafety measures have evolved, there is always the lingering threat of highly contagious or newly discovered diseases impacting animal health....
15 February 2021
UK NFU joins government's bovine TB partnership
The National Farmers Union has joined the UK government's consultation to improve its bovine TB strategy. ...
09 February 2021
The Cost Benefit Of Using Vaccines In Beef Cattle
Vaccination is a proven tool for disease prevention. Vaccination recommendations vary by region and by farm as the environment, production, and management practices can increase or decrease the amount of risk cattle are exposed to. ...
08 February 2021
COWS warns cattle farmers to not let liver fluke catch them out
The Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS) group has issued guidance for cattle farmers on how they can keep liver fluke at bay. ...
05 February 2021
Changes to cleaning practices could improve calve health on GB dairy farms, according to new research
A new study looking at colostrum hygiene on British dairy farms has shown that by making a few simple changes to cleaning protocols, farmers could significantly minimise the risk of disease in calves....
30 January 2021
US industry groups call for urgent action on livestock antibiotic overuse
A coalition of animal health groups is urging the new US administration to address the growing threat of AMR and curb the overuse of antibiotics in livestock farming. ...
28 January 2021
UK NFU and BVA respond to government's future bovine TB eradication strategy
Defra has announced a consultation on future TB eradication strategy, which proposes to no longer license badger culls post-2022; NFU and BVA both call for new proposals to be evidence-based. ...
27 January 2021
WVA and Brooke to create first ever global list of essential livestock medicines
As part of a wider strategy to standardise health treatments for farm animals and improve health outcomes, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and animal welfare charity Brooke will collaborate to create a global list of essential veterinary medicines....
25 January 2021
Next Few Months Critical to Spring Fertility
Getting management of the suckler cow right in the January to April period will be critical in determining the success of the 2021 breeding season. Most Spring calving suckler cows are either just freshly calved or will calve in the next 8-12 weeks. Aidan...
24 January 2021
OIE's Global Burden of Animal Disease (GBAD) research programme secures more funding
Animal health researchers from the GBADs programme have secured $7 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to explore and measure animal health burdens and their impacts on human...
18 January 2021
TechMix Acquires Immuno-Dynamics
TechMix, LLC is announcing the acquisition of Immuno-Dynamics, Inc. of Fennimore, Wisconsin....
15 January 2021
New report stresses the need for a UK farm animal health and welfare body
A new report published as part of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust and AHDB highlights the need for a veterinary-led farm animal health and welfare body for the UK. ...
14 January 2021
Boehringer welcomes new leadership
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a leading provider of medicine for pets, horses and livestock, announces leadership transition and welcomes Randolph Legg as its US President....
06 January 2021
Zimbabwe reports increase in tick-borne diseases in cattle
Multiple provinces in Zimbabwe are losing cattle due to tick-borne diseases, with ongoing outbreaks of January disease reported in Mashonaland West....
01 January 2021
New AI project aims to recognise a cow by its skin patterns
An innovative new project sees video game developers and animal health organisations collaborate to improve welfare in dairy cattle. ...
24 December 2020
Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle
Producers with horned cattle should develop and implement a dehorning plan that improves efficiency and animal well-being, Oklahoma State University experts said....
23 December 2020
Recognizing, treating pain in lame dairy cows requires whole team approach
VETPARTNERS has launched a project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows....
22 December 2020
Cattle producers face decisions as drought intensifies
Drought conditions and a drier-than-normal winter has put cattle producers in a common dilemma – try to preserve herd size with supplemental feed or cull to stretch limited forage resources for quality cows and calves, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
21 December 2020
Australian cattle resilient throughout 2020
For the Australian cattle market, trying to capture how 2020 unfolded is a difficult task, as pandemic-induced disruptions and changing seasons resulted in unpredictable situations unfolding. ...
Useful guidelines for cow culling
Oklahoma cattle producers Larry Cochran of Alfalfa County and Ted Evicks of Latimer County are culling cows with specific animal-productivity objectives in mind, as directed by Oklahoma State University recommendations....
09 December 2020
Researchers have identified what makes foot-and-mouth disease so infectious
Scientists have conducted a "molecular dissection" of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious....
04 December 2020
Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
New UK farming policy includes key provisions for animal welfare and disease
The UK Government's new farming policy includes key investments in improving animal health and welfare, and a special focus on tackling endemic diseases in cattle and pigs. ...
25 November 2020
UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
24 November 2020
India’s FMD vaccination efforts experience snags as cattle owners resist tagging their animals
India’s Punjab region started a major vaccination drive against food-and-mouth disease earlier this year, but the effort could stall as owners oppose ear tagging of cattle, fearing that this could increase their tax burden....
 
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