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Mycoplasma Farming Note

Mycoplasma Farming Note

Mycoplasma is a bacterial infection and a major cause of calf pneumonia in the UK. Usually introduced via bought-in cattle, it is not instantly recognisable. Mycoplasma i...

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Mycotoxins Farming Note

Mycotoxins Farming Note

If your cows are in good health but are not milking quite as well as they should, mycotoxin contamination of the feed could be the cause. Mycotoxins are produced by mould...

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Neospora

Neospora

Neospora is one of the leading causes of abortion in dairy cattle

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Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates in forage can reduce milk yields and cause fertility problems, can turn silage butyric and even cause death in stock. This Farming Note covers: How to ens...

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NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

Prompt recognition and treatment of disease are essential to reduce pain in cattle and promote cow welfare. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are an importan...

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On-Farm Antibiotic Testing

On-Farm Antibiotic Testing

This DAIRY insight examines how to avoid antibiotic failures and looks at the on-farm test kits available and helps you choose the right one for your farm.

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Poisoning Farming Note

Poisoning Farming Note

The risk of cattle poisoning becomes more prevalent when animals are grazing. There are many different plants and elements that can harm animals; some being more obvious ...

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Purchasing Cattle

Purchasing Cattle

There are very few truly ‘closed’ herds in the UK, as farmers purchase stock for various reasons including replacements for culls, expanding the herd size, sweeper bu...

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Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

The spread of bovine TB (bTB) on farm can potentially be reduced by adopting certain management practices. Transmission risks for bTB include infected wildlife (particula...

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Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Environmental mastitis pathogens are naturally present in the housed environment, but problems occur when the pathogen pressure becomes too high. This Farming Note cov...

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RESEARCH insight - Storage and Use of Prescription Medicines On-Farm

RESEARCH insight - Storage and Use of Prescription Medicines On-Farm

This is the fourth issue of our new publication, research insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for you...

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RESEARCH Insight – September 2018 - Cow and Calf Behaviour

RESEARCH Insight – September 2018 - Cow and Calf Behaviour

This is the third issue of our new publication, research insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for your...

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