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Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis – Johne’s

...also known as MAP, the bacteria which causes Johne’s Disease. This small bacterium was first described in the late 19th century. Initially it was believed cattle were the sole hosts but we now know MAP infects a range of other species including sheep and goats. Many of you will be [...]

By | 2018-12-11T12:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Disease|0 Comments

Colostrum Measurement – VetTech Tails

Providing the best start in life for your calves starts with colostrum, with 35% of calves failing to suckle sufficient amounts of colostrum when left to their own devices. Steph Cowgill from our Lancashire VetTech team gives us some management tips to make sure your calves receive the good stuff… [...]

By | 2018-11-13T11:46:51+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Youngstock|0 Comments

Disease Prevention at Housing

Autumn housing is a stressful time of year for dairy cows (as it can be for all livestock), and can lead to an increased incidence of disease and resulting loss of production. Tom Jackson gives us an overview of things to watch out for... Things such as change in [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:35:36+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Dairy, Infectious Disease|0 Comments

Cattle Health Schemes

With herd health increasingly becoming a consumer-led issue and more public awareness of farming methods there is mounting pressure to reduce antibiotic use and improve the health and welfare of livestock. Improved methods of disease control are becoming more important and increasingly farmers only want to buy cattle from [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:36:09+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Beef, Dairy|0 Comments

Ram Fertility

Andrew Henderson talks us through the first meeting of the Peaks Beef & Sheep Discussion Group at LLM Bakewell on the 11th September. It was great to get our first on farm meeting as LLM Derbyshire underway. The meeting was held at my farm, where I provided four rams [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:37:57+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments

Ovine Pulmanory Adenocarcinoma (OPA)

This heavily under-reported disease is caused by the Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV). The virus is highly contagious, spreading by the aerosol route from sheep to sheep but also through the colostrum and milk to lambs. Rob Howe tells us more. The virus causes tumours which obliterate the normal lung [...]

By | 2018-09-13T11:11:39+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments

Tackling “Crypto”

What is Cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis or ‘Crypto’ is a disease that affects many of our cattle farms. Cryptosporidia are protozoal parasites, so a little bit like coccidiosis or in humans amoebic dysentery (infection of the gut). However, Crypto is not specific to calves and can affect other mammals and humans [...]

By | 2018-09-13T10:34:19+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Youngstock|0 Comments
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