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Sheep producers urged to vaccinate against killer threats

Sheep producers urged to vaccinate against killer threats
24-04-2014 00:27 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Sheep producers urged to vaccinate against killer threats
With 2014 lamb prices running ahead of 2013 levels, sheep producers are being urged to realise full value for this year’s crop by making sure young la...
22-04-2014 09:34 AM | Animal Health, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Lilly to acquire Novartis Animal Health
Eli Lilly and Company today announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion. Upon completion of the acquis...
21-04-2014 02:36 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Pembrokeshire farmers raise TB concerns with Assembly member
The impacts of bovine TB cattle controls on farm businesses in Pembrokeshire was at the forefront of discussions when farmers met with Paul Davies, As...
15-04-2014 10:21 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers face substantial tax bills over TB slaughter
Beef and dairy farmers whose cattle were slaughtered due to TB could face substantial tax bills, according to agricultural accountants. Last year,...
15-04-2014 01:48 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Wet winter causing explosion of worm cases in pig units
The wet and mild winter has been ideal for causing an explosion in the worm population on pig units, making it vital to deworm all pigs on units this ...
11-04-2014 02:05 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Experts warn sheep farmers of Nematodirus risk
Farmers are being warned by sheep experts to act now to protect vulnerable lambs against Nematodirus. The vast majority of cases occur in the spring ...
10-04-2014 02:23 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, NFU, Veterinary News
NFU President: TB destroying farm business and it must be stopped
Today is just one example of what is happening on farms across endemic TB areas, it is a farm with a closed herd; no cattle are brought on to farm. Th...
09-04-2014 10:07 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
96% of sheep worrying incidents cause stress of injury
With reported cases of sheep worrying on the rise, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched a new online resource providing information and g...
08-04-2014 11:21 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, News, Veterinary News
Farmer’s despair as nearly a quarter of dairy herd lost to TB
Dorset dairy farmer Paul Gould is facing the prospect of losing nearly a quarter of his closed dairy herd after the animals reacted positively at his ...
07-04-2014 09:29 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Meet EU animal welfare laws, German agricultural ministers urge
The Conference of German State Agriculture Ministers adopted a resolution calling on the German federal government to ensure that International Financ...
07-04-2014 08:30 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Cull must go on, says beef association
Plans for more badger culls in other areas of England this year have been abandoned by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who issued a new strategy ...
04-04-2014 08:47 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, CLA, News, NFU, Veterinary News
Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt
Farmers have expressed great disappointment over Environment Secretary Owen Paterson's plans to abandon a roll-out of the badger cull programme. C...
04-04-2014 06:40 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, Cattle, News, NFU
DEFRA abandons badger cull expansion in England
Plans for more badger culls in other areas of England this year have been abandoned by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who issued a new strategy ...
03-04-2014 09:02 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
First TB skin test differentiates vaccinated and unvaccinated animals
New field trials have begun of a tuberculosis skin test based on bionanoparticle technology. The PolyBatics Assign-bTB product is a DIVA (Differen...
03-04-2014 06:17 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Don't let coccidiosis prevent spring calf success
With the UK recovering from the wettest winter on record and now basking in the mild spring weather, the perfect conditions are created for coccidiosi...
03-04-2014 06:04 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Producers urged to vaccinate against Swine Influenza
Following an announcement by the AHVLA at the end of 2013 regarding an increase in Swine Influenza diagnoses in the UK, Merial Animal Health is urging...
02-04-2014 06:04 AM | Sheep, Veterinary News, Animal Health, Cattle, News
New Schmallenberg vaccine to offer flexibility for farmers
Options for vaccinating sheep against Schmallenberg have increased, with Merial Animal Health’s launch of SBVvax. Spread by midges, SBV was first i...
31-03-2014 08:22 AM | Cattle, News, Veterinary News, Animal Health
Wet winter may increase risk of liver fluke in cattle
Merial Animal Health is informing farmers of the increased risk of liver fluke infection when turning out their cattle this spring, following the mil...
28-03-2014 10:47 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Anupco turns its focus on UK pig market
A new range of medicines and complementary feeds are available to the UK pig industry from an East Anglian-based company, Anupco, which has just turne...
28-03-2014 05:23 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Cull the badger cull, says Andrew George MP
If, later this week, the Government decides to carry on with its badger cull they run the very high risk of making cattle TB significantly worse. I f...
Badger colony repairs to cost £35,000 for Norfolk council
Work is underway by Norfolk County Council to repair long distance country paths damaged by badger cull colonies which is expected to cost £35,000. ...
27-03-2014 02:20 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Lambs face production set-back if coccidiosis left untreated
Managing coccidiosis at the right time and with the benefit of veterinary advice is paramount for farmers who want to stay in control of this challeng...
26-03-2014 04:32 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
BVA concern at call for sick animals to be slaughtered
The British Veterinary Association is calling for a clarification of remarks made by the Chief Medical Officer in which she called for sick animals to...
26-03-2014 03:13 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Porcine virus to cause shortfall in American hog market
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has impacted about 60% of the US breeding herd, 28% of the Mexican herd and is beginning to develop in Canada, ...
25-03-2014 04:13 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Farmers urged to be vigilant as first case of cattle scab found
The first case of Cattle Scab to be confirmed in Scotland since the early 1980s has been diagnosed by vets at SAC Consulting’s St Boswells Veterinary ...
18-03-2014 07:41 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
New approach to veterinary scanning surveillance
In December 2013, AHVLA and the Welsh Government announced plans to introduce an improved approach for surveillance for new and re-emerging animal dis...
18-03-2014 02:56 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Europe asses control measures to prevent African swine flu spread
Artificial feeding of wild boar is increasing rather than reducing the spread of African swine fever (ASF) virus and fencing could be used as a contro...
14-03-2014 05:16 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Live exports must stop now, says Green MEP
One of South East England’s Member’s of the European Parliament has reaffirmed his stance against live animal exports as the trade restarted at Ramsga...
13-03-2014 02:07 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers express anger over TB compensation plans
Brecon and Radnor farmers have expressed their anger at Welsh Government proposals to change the way in which farmers are compensated for cattle slaug...
12-03-2014 07:54 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Pig industry moves to red alert over transatlantic killer
The British pig industry is on red alert, in a bid to prevent a virulent pig disease from entering the country. Until more is known about transmis...
03-03-2014 06:24 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Government urged to take alternative strategies to combat TB
Following reports that the Independent Expert Panel on badger culls concluded that they were 'ineffective and inhumane', Green Party's animal spokespe...
Plumpton College Open Day
Plumpton College has an Open Day on Saturday 10th May 2014. There will be courses and careers advice, apprenticeships information, business trainin...
26-02-2014 06:26 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger vaccination 'not a viable alternative to culling'
The President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), Robin Hargreaves, has called for government decisions on TB testing and veterinary surveill...
Receding flood waters pose new dangers, warn vets
Animal owners in flood-stricken areas should be aware of new dangers posed by receding flood waters, according to the British Veterinary Association. ...
24-02-2014 05:15 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers express 'despair' at Welsh government TB proposals
Clwyd farmers have expressed their despair and anger at a Welsh Government decision to change the way farmers are compensated for cattle slaughtered a...
18-02-2014 05:56 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Concerns raised over Welsh bovine TB policies
Concerns about a number of planned changes by the Welsh government to bovine TB policies were expressed at a recent meeting of Rembrokeshire NFU Cymru...
18-02-2014 03:25 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Live export trade is 'inherently cruel' says RSPCA chief after Ramsgate
The 40 sheep that died when a consignment was unloaded at a port in Ramsgate were 'badly let down by all those responsible', according to Gavin Grant,...
17-02-2014 04:24 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, News
Badger welfare concerns raised amid flooding
Badgers could be falling victim to the severe flooding affecting the west and south of England, according to the Humane Society International. The ...
13-02-2014 06:38 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Genetic discovery could lead to TB resistant cattle
Scientists have identified genetic traits in cattle that might allow farmers to breed livestock with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis (TB)....
13-02-2014 03:32 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, Education, News
Bristol veterinary society hosts national student congress
What farmers will want from their veterinary surgeon in the future was one of the subjects discussed at the Farm Annual Veterinary Society’s 2014 cong...
07-02-2014 05:15 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Treat housed dairy cattle for fluke before turnout
Dairy herds struggling with liver fluke should consider a pre-turnout, flukicide-only lactating cow treatment to clear out adult flukes. “If fluke ...
04-02-2014 02:58 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Enhanced management for long-term TB herds
Herds suffering long-term bTB breakdowns will in future be considered for a more tailored management approach by AHVLA, in partnership with farmers’ p...
04-02-2014 02:53 AM | Animal Health, Education, News, Veterinary News
UK's top animal health students named
The UK’s top three animal health advisors, known as SQPs (Suitably Qualified Persons), have been named at the AHDA (Animal Health Distributors Associa...
Dr Leon Broom joins Anpario and senior R&D scientist
Anpario the international manufacturer and supplier of natural products that enhance animal health, has made an appointment to strengthen the technica...
01-02-2014 05:40 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Pig farmers call on government to improve defences against swine fever
The National Pig Association is calling on Government to step up defences against African swine fever, which is harmless to humans but fatal to pigs. ...
31-01-2014 09:44 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Chronic fluke disease reaches peak level in cattle and sheep
Farmers should be alert for ill-thrift in animals as levels of chronic liver fluke disease in cattle and sheep peak in late winter/early spring, accor...
30-01-2014 05:33 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Europe 'failing consumers over animal welfare'
Efforts at enforcing recent animal welfare legislation means that Europe is 'ill-serving' its consumers, according to farming unions. At a European...
29-01-2014 06:15 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
'England at risk' as charities welcome Welsh horse legislation
A Welsh Bill that provides local authorities with the tools to combat fly grazing, abandonment and the straying of horses has received Royal Assent an...
29-01-2014 05:56 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Defra to publish consultation on TB-free England
Defra is planning to publish a summary of responses to the consultation on a strategy for achieving officially bovine TB-Free Status for England. T...
29-01-2014 03:10 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
UK pig producers urged to review defences against disease
BPEX has urged pig producers to review biosecurity to protect their herds against devastating diseases, including African Swine Fever (ASF) and Procin...
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