Animal Health

Vets have central role in a sustainable farming industry – BVA president

Vets have central role in a sustainable farming industry – BVA president

British Veterinary Association (BVA) president, Justine Shotton, has highlighted the central role that veterinarians will play in delivering a more...

October 22, 2021

£40 million UK animal vaccine centre to be established at Pirbright

£40 million UK animal vaccine centre to be established at Pirbright

A new £40 million centre at Pirbright to develop vaccines for zoonotic diseases that spread from animals to humans is...

June 14, 2021

UFU highlights concerns regarding animal movements from GB to Northern Ireland

UFU highlights concerns regarding animal movements from GB to Northern Ireland

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is very concerned about Northern Ireland (NI) farmers being able to access genetics which they...

December 15, 2020

NI farmers urged to profit from improving animal health and welfare

NI farmers urged to profit from improving animal health and welfare

CAFRE researchers are exploring how farmers can take advantage of retailer focus on animal welfare within food production systems. Alan...

August 27, 2020

NSA announces new series webinars to keep sheep farmers informed

NSA announces new series webinars to keep sheep farmers informed

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has added a new series of webinars to its diary of virtual events. Topics for...

June 23, 2020

Covid-19: Veterinary practices to open for emergency care only

Covid-19: Veterinary practices to open for emergency care only

UK veterinary practices will offer emergency care only as measures ramp up against the Covid-19 pandemic. In a joint statement,...

March 26, 2020

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

This spring has been very challenging on farms to say the least. The weather hasn’t been playing ball and getting...

March 23, 2020

Ewe management: It’s time to administer clostridial vaccinations

Ewe management: It’s time to administer clostridial vaccinations

With the lambing season approaching for mid-season flocks, it’s time for farmers to start administering vaccinations. In particular, a clostridial...

January 20, 2020

How to manage your rams after the breeding season

How to manage your rams after the breeding season

With the breeding season wrapped up on sheep farms across the country, attention now turns to the ewe and her...

January 19, 2020

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

With the drying-off period only around the corner, one of the key components of setting your cows up for next...

October 16, 2019

Flock-keepers urged to target vaccination to save money and avoid inappropriate antibiotic use

Flock-keepers urged to target vaccination to save money and avoid inappropriate antibiotic use

With Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) responsible for more than a third of abortion cases in sheep every year, a...

July 12, 2019

Bayer launches new injection for coccidiosis and iron deficiency in piglets

Bayer launches new injection for coccidiosis and iron deficiency in piglets

Pharmacuetical company Bayer has just launched a new patented injection for piglets in the UK, which is designed to prevent...

July 3, 2019

Protecting animal health in Scotland

Protecting animal health in Scotland

A new £1.6 million centre for animal disease surveillance and research is aimed at achieving more reliable and more efficient...

March 29, 2019

Preventing animal disease is the next frontier for agriculture in the UK

Preventing animal disease is the next frontier for agriculture in the UK

Improving animal health standards and reducing disease levels represent the next challenge for British agriculture. A case in point is...

December 27, 2018

Bayer cuts 12,000 staff as it exits animal health business

Bayer cuts 12,000 staff as it exits animal health business

A recent statement issued from Bayer has announced that the company intends to exit the animal health business in what...

November 29, 2018

What is best practice when it comes to injecting my cattle?

What is best practice when it comes to injecting my cattle?

Over the course of an animal’s life, they will require many vaccinations and treatments. Whether treating cattle with specific medicines for...

November 17, 2018

Vaccination for ewes required to prevent orf – MSD

Vaccination for ewes required to prevent orf – MSD

MSD Animal Health has said that it’s “impossible” to prevent the spread of orf without vaccinating both ewes and lambs....

November 2, 2018

Dairy Day: Could a checklist approach improve your youngstock health?

Dairy Day: Could a checklist approach improve your youngstock health?

Score-based audits of youngstock rearing systems could help pinpoint calf husbandry weaknesses and identify opportunities to improve the health and...

September 12, 2018