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

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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 | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Sheep|Tags: , , |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 | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Youngstock|Tags: , |0 Comments

Autumn Pasture Management

It doesn’t need saying that this year has presented a real challenge for herds that graze their cattle with the May-July period being both the hottest and driest on record. Katie Fitzgerald from our new Derbyshire practice, takes us through the stats and Autumn pasture management tips... Grass growth [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Dairy, Management|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Kiwi Yarns – Minerals

In the final installment of Kiwi yarns (did Hannah really go to New Zealand I hear you ask?!) I’ll be talking all things minerals. Despite working predominantly with dairy cattle over in NZ, these principles apply to dairy cows, beef and sheep alike! Given our recent tropical climate mineral supplementation [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Categories: Dairy, Management|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Weather Worries – diseases to look out for

It’s fair to say that the recent drought has dried out a lot of our pastures. While we are all hoping for some well needed rain, it is important to consider some of the knock on effects and diseases we may see. Jess Clayton tells us more... [...]

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: Beef, Dairy, Management, Youngstock|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fertility Control in Sheep

CIDR OVIS is a new product on the market aimed at fertility control in sheep. Roland Millar talks us through the benefits... Synchronising ewes for a tighter lambing period or to allow sheep to lamb early in the season can have many benefits. A short lambing period will reduce [...]

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: Sheep|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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