Nematodirus – a Refresher.
As we move into spring, we thought it timely to write a quick refresher about diarrhoea in young lambs, particularlyRead more
Low Energy vs Low Calcium in Ewes
Most farmers will be aware of the affects of low energy on lambing ewes, managing their flock to try andRead more
What is Johne’s Disease and Why do I Need to Know?
Johne’s disease causes chronic weight loss and wasting of cattle alongside chronic diarrhoea. It can also be seen in sheepRead more
Flock Health Schemes
A few months ago, we discussed Herd Health Schemes for cattle. This time, we talk about Flock Health Schemes forRead more
Condition Scoring Beef Animals – Why a Hands on Approach is Best.
A hands on approach to checking the condition of animals is much more common in sheep farming, as the thickRead more
Herd Health Schemes – What are the Benefits?
There are several herd health schemes available in the UK, covering a wide range of diseases. During this article, weRead more
Eye Conditions of Sheep and Lambs.
Eye conditions are fairly common in sheep and lambs and whilst can usually be successfully treated by a vet, theyRead more
Liver Fluke – What is it & how to prevent it.
Liver fluke are an internal parasite called Fasciola hepatica, of the trematode family. Liver fluke mainly affects sheep and cattle.Read more
Worming Sheep – Advice for Farmers
Parasitic gastroenteritis is still a common problem in our sheep industry. It causes diarrhoea, loss of appetite, weight loss andRead more
Limb Problems in Calves
Occasionally a calf is born with crooked legs, contracted or lax tendons, or other abnormalities that require attention. Some problemsRead more