Score-based audits of youngstock rearing systems are helping dairy farms pinpoint calf husbandry weaknesses and identify opportunities to improve the health and productive performance of their future herd replacements.
UK sheep producers are being encouraged to join the march towards stamping out lameness in the national flock when the industry highlights how to take the first step towards better control during July.
UK sheep farmers experiencing more than 2% of their flock aborting this lambing season can now ask their vet to test any affected ewes for exposure to toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion (EAE).
MSD Animal Health is rolling out a series of free sheep lameness workshops around the country over the summer.
MILTON KEYNES, UK, April 4, 2018 – Voluntary reductions in the use of Critically Important Antibiotics (CIAs) must be accelerated to future-proof the UK cattle industry against the threat of legislation and regulation.
This was the message from Professor David Barrett, speaking at the MSD Animal Health sponsored National Mastitis Panel, who said that more widespread understanding of the issues is urgently required particularly amongst farmers and cattle vets if real progress...
Scotland and northern counties of England have become ‘hotspots’ for lungworm disease in grazing cattle, according to recent research from the University of Liverpool.
Tests carried out under the Gwaredu BVD scheme indicate that more than a quarter of Welsh beef and dairy herds are infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).
UK sheep producers can now access free flock management information, simple recording tools and ‘How to Vaccinate’ videos online as part of MSD Animal Health’s Project LAMB initiative.
Livestock specialist Stuart Daniell has recently joined Marley Eternit as the area sales manager for southern England, bringing working farm experience and knowledge to its agricultural building systems offering.
A joint initiative aimed at raising awareness amongst the next generation of livestock farmers of the impact of BVD and the ways in which it can be eradicated from beef and dairy herds, is being launched at this weekend’s Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs’ (YFC) rural affairs conference.