News & Opinion 2018-07-17T08:54:44+00:00

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Keep an eye out for Ketosis

Ketosis (also known as acetonaemia) is a common metabolic condition seen in high yielding dairy cows typically during early lactation. It is characterised by high circulating levels of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs) in the blood, together with their metabolic products, ketones (acetone, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate which is also known as [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 ways to improve your beef housing

It’s now well accepted that housing can hugely impact on the productivity of our dairy cows. But sometimes we can overlook how much of an impact it can have on the health and productivity of our housed beef cows. Matt Hylands gives us five things to focus on… Obviously not [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Selective Dry Cow Therapy – a cautious approach

With increasing spotlight on reducing antibiotic use, some farmers are doing more selective dry cow therapy. It is important to remember that dry cow antibiotics have played a very important role in combating mastitis issues and reducing herd cell counts. It's selective for a good reason, so if you're thinking [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Do you know what your nutrition gap is?

Despite a challenging early grass season, the growth returned and ewes are generally in good, if not over fat condition. What has been hit are scanning rates and forage reserves for the winter. Dan Stevenson explains. Most people seem happy with fewer triplets and quads this year, particularly with potentially [...]

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Clipping Cattle for Housing

Backing up what Amy discussed earlier, Rach Cooper gives us an insight into the benefits of clipping cattle for housing and how the VetTechs can help. We all know that British winters can be unusually warm and unpredictable making a lot of housed cattle uncomfortable. Here we discuss the benefits [...]

Pediculosis – Get That Itch!

Now we are entering the depths of winter, most herds have brought their cattle in, and with this comes the risk of lice infestation, also known as ‘Pediculosis’. Lice populations exist in low numbers amongst healthy cattle but certain risk factors can allow the population to increase rapidly. This includes [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Beef, Dairy, Youngstock|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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