Large Animal

One of the most important times of the year in the sheep-farming calender is almost upon us. August onwards is a busy time, with tupping, and to ensure the lambing season is a profitable one preparations need to be made sooner rather than later.

Ceva Animal Health has produced a new advisory leaflet about enzootic abortion control and vaccination strategy in sheep, to make it easy for vets explain the best prevention protocols to their clients.

The ability to easily check a calf’s BVD status online has gained momentum with the announcement by XLVets of the launch of a central, fully accessible web-based database that provides verification of a negative test result for the disease.

In a move thought to be a 'first' for the Buying Group sector, MiVetClub has linked up with recruitment specialist Pet Medic Recruitment to offer preferred rates for the recruitment of locum and permanent veterinary staff to its members.

The campaign to end non-stun slaughter and provide consumers with better information about the welfare of animals at slaughter has received a positive response from Ministers.

Bimeda have recently launched an educational animation on the topic of Thiomolybdate Toxicity (TMT); a condition which impairs livestock fertility and productivity, but which has relatively low awareness levels in the UK.

Calves reared for dairy replacements or beef production represent a valuable source of future income and justify special care and attention in the rearing stages.

Nationwide eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) - one of the most profit-draining infectious diseases of cattle - moved a significant step closer with the launch of a new calf testing and monitoring scheme at Beef Expo.

It is easy to assume that withdrawal periods for the use of wormers and antimicrobials in cattle and sheep are well known, but it is not widely appreciated that these can change in light of new knowledge.