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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Health - Disease Prevention

Assessing Cow Muck Farming Note

Assessing Cow Muck Farming Note

What goes in must come out! Assessing cow muck can be a useful management tool as dung consistency is a good indicator of what is happening in a cow's digestive system...

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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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Body Condition Scoring Farming Note

Body Condition Scoring Farming Note

Body condition score has significant impact on dry matter intake, metabolic health and subsequent fertility and performance. Monitoring body condition score at different ...

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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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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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Cattle Behaviour Farming Note

Cattle Behaviour Farming Note

Observing cattle behaviour is an important aspect of monitoring animal comfort on farm, and can provide key information about cow environment. Ensuring that cow environme...

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Cattle Health Schemes

Cattle Health Schemes

Cattle health schemes are designed to help farms monitor and eliminate the five most important non-statutory diseases, which are prevalent in the UK and are costing many ...

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Copper & Cow Health Farming Note

Copper & Cow Health Farming Note

Copper deficiency is a common problem where dietary intake is insufficient to meet the cow's metabolic requirement or where mineral antagonists levels are in excess. Wher...

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Cow Signals Farming Note

Cow Signals Farming Note

In your herd, are there a high proportion of cows with rubbed necks or briskets? Are cows tail twitching despite there being no flies? Cow signals and behaviour can be v...

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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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Farm Biosecurity Farming Note

Farm Biosecurity Farming Note

Improving your farm biosecurity can help protect the health of your stock. Diseases such as BVD and IBR are easily transmitted to previously unexposed herds through stoc...

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Fly Control Farming Note

Fly Control Farming Note

Flies are responsible for transmitting diseases such as summer mastitis and New Forest Eye and for reducing feed intakes and production. Throughout the summer months they...

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