Large Animal

MILTON KEYNES, UK, August 14 2015 – An underlying disease was a significant cause of barrenness or abortion in ewes last year according to an analysis of the latest diagnostic results released by MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada).

The Donkey Sanctuary has begun a collaboration with a team led by Dr MichelaMinero at the University of Milan to research donkey milk farming protocols.  The study aims look at ways to improve the lives of dairy donkeys by driving consumer demand for kinder and more responsible farming practices.

The ‘Keeping Britain’s Youngstock Healthy’ campaign – orchestrated and driven by MSD Animal Health – will help farmers, vets, the animal health trade and other industry stakeholders cut the alarming youngstock losses suffered by the British cattle sector.

With the blowfly season becoming more unpredictable, and reported to be lasting longer and starting earlier than ever before, a new campaign is warning flock managers about the risk of gambling with treatment.

Veterinary associations in the UK and Northern Ireland have praised the timely communications on the suspected case of BSE in the Republic of Ireland and said it is an important reminder of the essential need for robust surveillance systems north and south of the border, and across the UK and beyond.

The UK’s first ever live calf rearing demonstration at an event will be featured at Livestock Event, the sector’s largest business to business event to be staged on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July at The NEC, Birmingham.

Bimeda, which offers the Cosecure soluble glass bolus range, is currently offering AMTRA-accredited training on the topic of trace element nutrition in cattle and sheep, with a specific focus on deficiencies and toxicities, and how to diagnose, treat and prevent these.

As spring calving comes to an end, it is time to focus on the challenges that the grazing season can present. Parasitic Gastroenteritis (PGE) is something we are all familiar with whether it is because we are incorporating prophylactic strategies into our herd health plans or because we are dealing with the aftermath when acute disease strikes. 

Vets and livestock farmers will have the opportunity to explore all the latest developments in herd heath and welfare at the 2015 Livestock Event, the UK’s largest trade show for the sector, whci takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 8 and 9 July. Building on previous successes, the event is scheduled to feature more than 400 trade exhibitors whilst visitor numbers are expected to exceed last year’s 17,000 record.