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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Health - Diseases

Bloat Farming Note

Bloat Farming Note

Rumination naturally produces gas, in particular methane and carbon dioxide, which is usually discharged by belching, however if this cannot occur, the excess gas pressur...

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Bluetongue

Bluetongue

The 2007 outbreak in the UK brought significant economic losses in terms of sickness, culls, reduced productivity and movement and trading restrictions.

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Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB (bTB) continues to be a major problem with approximately 11% of herds in England affected by bTB in 2017. The latest DEFRA statistics show there were 3,824 new ...

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Bovine TB Farming Note

Bovine TB Farming Note

The number of cattle slaughtered due to bovine TB has increased dramatically over the last ten years, causing devastation and huge economic cost to those dairy farms affe...

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BVD - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus Farming Note

BVD - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus Farming Note

Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD) is one of the most significant viral infections of cattle and can affect animals of all ages. It is prevalent in UK dairy herds, with a...

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BVDv - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (updated)

BVDv - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (updated)

Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDv) is one of the most significant viral infections of cattle, affecting all ages, including the unborn calf.

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Calf pneumonia

Calf pneumonia

Bovine respiratory disease is a major health problem in calves which has both long-term and short-term deleterious consequences.  It is a multifactorial disease which ca...

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Clostridial Diseases Farming Note

Clostridial Diseases Farming Note

Clostridial bacteria are always in the environment but once triggered by a stress factor to release toxins, they can lead to disease which often proves fatal. Clostridial...

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Coccidiosis Farming Note

Coccidiosis Farming Note

Coccidiosis infection in young cattle reduces daily liveweight gain, increases the cost of cattle rearing and in severe cases can be fatal. If coccidiosis is present on a...

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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2017

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2017

Kingshay’s sixth edition of the annual Dairy Costings Focus Report reviews milk price trends to March 2017 and ranks data by feed cost, yield from forage, region, yield...

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Digital Dermatitis Farming Note

Digital Dermatitis Farming Note

Since it was first recorded in the UK in 1984, digital dermatitis has become endemic in herds and is a significant welfare and economic concern.  Previously just thought...

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Displaced Abomasum Farming Note

Displaced Abomasum Farming Note

A displaced abomasum or "twisted stomach" is associated with freshly calved cows or as a secondary event when another condition has caused reduced feed intake. Displa...

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