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.
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.
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.