Vets

Banning antimicrobials could lead to ‘serious animal health issues’

Banning antimicrobials could lead to ‘serious animal health issues’

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) has welcomed a vote by MEPs earlier this month to amend EU law...

March 16, 2016

Late spring turnout sees incidents of mastitis cases jump 100%

Late spring turnout sees incidents of mastitis cases jump 100%

The number of E-coli mastitis cases on dairy farmers has doubled this spring compared to the same period last year,...

February 29, 2016

New antimicrobial drugs should be developed – MEPs

New antimicrobial drugs should be developed – MEPs

The use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted and new ones should be developed, Environment and Public Health Committee...

February 20, 2016

Video: Graphic video shows cows with their ears torn off by dogs

Video: Graphic video shows cows with their ears torn off by dogs

Two in-calf cows on a Co. Cork dairy farm had their ears torn off them after they were attacked by...

January 28, 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

Vet confirms that lungworms can create pneumonia problems in young cattle

Vet confirms that lungworms can create pneumonia problems in young cattle

Young cattle showing symptoms of pneumonia at the present time may well have a background lungworm problem, according to Anselm...

August 2, 2015

Wording of EU vet medicines proposal ‘could jeopardise animal health’

Wording of EU vet medicines proposal ‘could jeopardise animal health’

The wording of the proposed EU legislation on vet medicines is “too vague and could jeopardize the health and welfare of animals...

July 3, 2015

Female vets and those in rural practices most optimistic about the future

Female vets and those in rural practices most optimistic about the future

Vets in rural practices and business owners/partners were found to be the most optimistic about the future of the vet...

July 1, 2015

Responsible use of medicines part of EU vets’ five-year plan

Responsible use of medicines part of EU vets’ five-year plan

Promoting the responsible use of antimicrobials and promoting the ‘One Health’ concept are part of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe’s (FVE)...

June 27, 2015

50% of EU vets focus on pets and just 18% of focus on farm animals

50% of EU vets focus on pets and just 18% of focus on farm animals

There are 780m farm animals and 157m pets in Europe, yet 48% of European vets focus on companion animals, according...

June 25, 2015

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Grass tetany is only one of several diseases that can lead to sudden death on dairy and suckler farms during...

April 1, 2015

Female vets earn 28% less than their male counterparts

Female vets earn 28% less than their male counterparts

Female vets in Europe earn, on average, 28% less than their male counterparts, a new survey by the Federation of...

March 20, 2015

Vet fined €40,000 for dispensing medicines to animals not under his care

Vet fined €40,000 for dispensing medicines to animals not under his care

A Wicklow-based vet has been fined €40,000 and received two suspended sentences for offences relating to the sale of prescription-only medicines...

March 19, 2015