Large Animal

As farmers across the UK battle to deal with the unexpected early rise in lungworm brought on by the summer’s warm and wet conditions, veterinary pharmaceutical company Norbrook has issued advice on how to manage the potentially fatal condition in cattle.

A new sheep-marking system is being trialled in North Yorkshire in a bid to tackle the issue of sheep rustling.

Livestock farmers should be protecting stock against flies early and throughout the season in order to prevent production losses.

Sarah and Julian have both worked in zoos in the UK for a number of years.  Julian as a zoo keeper then senior head keeper and Sarah first as a vet in general practice working in zoos then as a full-time zoo vet.

Major health issues have proven to be the main reason sheep farmers seek advice from vets, with many being hesitant to seek help too early due to perceived lack of expertise and a desire for self-sufficiency.

Authorisation for Official Veterinarians to Undertake Pre and Post-movement Testing.

Chinese scientists say they have produced cloned cattle that have an increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.

The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) is urging vets to avoid preventative use of antibiotics where possible, and to clamp down on the use of critically important antibiotics (CIAs).

A 10% reduction in sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals in the UK has been described as ‘very encouraging’ by RUMA, the agricultural and food industry alliance which promotes responsible use of medicines in farm animals.