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    Safe and Effective Vaccination

    Vaccines are a vital part of disease control and reducing antibiotic usage on farms. At this time of year many routine vaccinations are likely to be taking place including booster…

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    Is Your Bull Working?

    Is Your Bull Working? Now that bulls will have been out with cows for at least one cycle it is important to make sure that cows are holding to service.…

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    Liver Fluke – Actions To Consider This Spring

    In spring 2021 a number of flocks experienced ill thrift and/or deaths in ewes as a result of infection with liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica).  In all cases there was a history of treatment with triclabendazole during the previous autumn and winter. 

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    Testing Requirements For Bull Sales

    Bull sale season is here once again.  For those of you with pedigree animals to sell later in the year it’s time to think about the health testing that is required for sale animals.  Most of the main breed societies endorse herd or individual animal screening for sale animals. 

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    Needles

    Before lambing, it is good practice to make sure you have all the equipment that you will require, and that it is clean, sterile and in working order.

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    Caesarean Cows – Breed Again?

    For those of you with cows that have had caesarean sections this spring, the question you may be asking yourself, is whether or not you rebreed these cows again.  The likelihood of a cow getting back in calf after a caesarean is fairly high depending on how well the procedure went and the cow receiving the right aftercare.

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    Bulling Thoughts

    We may be concentrating on calving at the moment, but it is time to think about what needs to be done to ensure the bull is working when he is turned out.

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