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Ringworm Farming Note

Ringworm Farming Note

Ringworm is a fungal zoonotic skin disease, which affects skin, hair and nails. It is highly contagious, with cattle being the most susceptible farm animal. Whilst not a ...

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Rodent Control

Effective rodent control is critical to reduce feed losses and contamination, prevent structural damage and minimise disease risk. Rodenticides are now known to cause pr...

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Rumen Acidosis Farming Note

Rumen Acidosis Farming Note

Clinical or sub-acute acidosis exists in virtually all herds and is a major cause of lameness and lost production. The higher the yield, the higher the risk of rumen acid...

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Salmonellosis Farming Note

Salmonellosis Farming Note

Salmonellosis is a highly contagious disease caused by Salmonella bacteria. It can affect all animal species including humans, with different serotypes of bacteria manife...

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Selecting Teat Dips

Selecting Teat Dips

With the latest Kingshay Dairy Focus Report putting the cost of mastitis at £290 per case, anything that can be done to prevent infection on farm is a must. Teat disinfe...

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Selective Antibiotic Use

Selective Antibiotic Use

There is increasing pressure on producers to use veterinary medicines more sparingly, in particular, antibiotics. Many assurance schemes are striving to prove agriculture...

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Sole Bruising and Sole Ulcers

Sole Bruising and Sole Ulcers

Sole bruising and sole ulcers are painful lameness conditions, and studies have shown that unfortunately once damage has been done it is unusual for cows to be fully soun...

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Strategic Worm Control

Strategic Worm Control

This insight publication is one in a series of three worming publications: Understanding Anthelmintics and Youngstock Worms, that together provide a comprehensive guide f...

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Summer Mastitis

Summer Mastitis

Summer mastitis poses a continued and significant risk to dry cows and maiden heifers in the warmer months of July to September and has even been identified in bull calve...

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Teat Necrosis

Teat Necrosis

Reports of Bovine Ischemic Teat Necrosis (ITN) - which causes cattle to excessively lick and remove their teats - are on the up.  The condition was first officially iden...

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The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

This is the second 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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Understanding Anthelmintics & Anthelmintic Guide

Understanding Anthelmintics & Anthelmintic Guide

In the UK anthelmintic resistance is common in sheep, and while less so in cattle, it is a growing threat to their health and welfare. If left unimpeded, it could lead to...

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