Lungworm

Warning as fatal cases of ‘hoose’ discovered in cattle

Warning as fatal cases of ‘hoose’ discovered in cattle

Farmers are urged to be on high alert as fatal cases of ‘hoose’ have already been diagnosed in cattle in...

August 3, 2018

Farmers warned of high-risk period for hoose infection in cattle

Farmers warned of high-risk period for hoose infection in cattle

Cattle farmers are being warned that they are now entering a high risk period for parasitic pneumonia, commonly known as hoose...

July 30, 2016

Why dung sampling is important before dosing

Why dung sampling is important before dosing

Dung sampling your calves can save you money this grazing season, according to Vet Frank O’Sullivan. He said it is...

June 23, 2016

Lungworm outbreaks in cows can cost €160/cow – is it time to vaccinate?

Lungworm outbreaks in cows can cost €160/cow – is it time to vaccinate?

Lungworm outbreaks in adult cows can cost €160 per cow, according to Fergal Morris of MSD Animal Health. He says that...

January 14, 2016

Why are my cattle coughing? It may not be lungworm

Why are my cattle coughing? It may not be lungworm

Farmers should not automatically assume that coughing cattle, including cows, have a lungworm problem, according Co. Meath veterinarian Frank O’Sullivan. “In some...

December 7, 2015

‘Lungworm one of the most important respiratory diseases’

‘Lungworm one of the most important respiratory diseases’

Lungworm infection or hoose is one of the most important respiratory diseases of cattle in Ireland, Animal Health Ireland (AHI) says....

July 5, 2015

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

One of the common reasons for lack of thrive in young beef cattle at grass is parasitic infection, according to...

May 4, 2015

‘Effective worm control – cattle must be allowed to develop a level of natural immunity’

‘Effective worm control – cattle must be allowed to develop a level of natural immunity’

The ideal approach to controlling lung, gut and stomach worms is to use a wormer that allows some exposure to...

April 9, 2015