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Practical Guides Publications

Cattle Health Factsheet

This factsheet aims to highlight the general considerations for cattle health and what to look out for. It should be used as a guide for when to seek veterinary advice, rather than being used to decide when an animal requires treatment. However, prevention is better than cure as once an animal has become ill, any treatment may only be symptomatic, not curative.

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Sheep Health Factsheet

This factsheet aims to highlight the general considerations for sheep health and what to look out for.  It should be used as a guide for when to seek veterinary advice,…

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Mob Grazing With Beef Cattle

Mob grazing with beef cattle can reduce housing cost, improve soil structure and improve pasture productivity long term. This New Entrants Factsheet gives an overview of what it involves and how to get started.

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Positive PR Infographic

This infographic highlights the key messages from the three Positive PR podcasts held with Jane Craigie from Jane Craigie Marketing, Martha Bryce of Sound Bite PR and Claire Pollock from Ardross Farm Shop. What PR is, how to deal with negative PR, how to use social media for positive PR, an example of good PR and some top tips are all covered.

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Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma

Often referred to as “Jaagsiekte” it is caused by a retrovirus. This virus infects the lungs of sheep, causing tumours to develop and fluid to accumulate within the airways.

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Ovine Johne’s Disease

Johne’s is a condition which affects all ruminants, although not in the same way. OJD is a chronic condition which is responsible for causing a reduction in productivity, immunity and fertility.

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