The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee seeks to highlight any challenges or opportunities the Government will face in maintaining welfare standards post-Brexit.3 mins
Anna Bruguera looks at bovine viral diarrhoea, its transmission, recognising clinical signs and UK eradication schemes in place.
Sara Pedersen reviews the 2nd International Hoof Trimmers Conference, which took place at Legoland in Denmark.
Victoria Brown looks at research into behaviour traits suggesting whale and dolphin species grieve after the death of their offspring.
Andrew Forbes discusses parasitic and pest species that can impact on the grazing season and how best to control the problem.
Paul Wood details the range of clostridia causing disease in cattle, along with their predisposing factors and clinical signs.
Emma King looks at key viral, bacterial and fungal diseases found in ducks and how to identify them at postmortem.
Ceri Owen, Nigel Kendall, Fiona Lovatt and Marnie Brennan reveal findings from a questionnaire into sheep farmers’ recognition and utilisation of body condition scoring.
Lee-Anne Oliver provides guidance on this procedure, including working with farmers and what signs to look out for.17 mins
Peter Edmondson discusses why vets are best placed to help farmers make the transition to selective dry cow therapy.
Roger Evans looks at some of the issues affecting dairy farmers, including antibiotics and the continuing issues around bTB – especially on his own farm.
Adam Martin describes how modern techniques have answered beef suckler farmers’ concerns about using artificial insemination.21 mins
Sara Pedersen describes the importance of communication and working jointly with all involved when treating cases of lame animals.
Roger Evans discusses the business impact of TB on his farm, and looks at other issues, including badger culling.
Oliver Tilling explains the importance of a calf's first nutritional intake and steps for its effective production and management.16 mins
Roger Evans reflects on a week where the TB “black cloud” settles over the farm, and he questions both the precautions in place as well as actions to be taken.
Paul Horwood discusses some of the cattle products available on the market and methods on how to prevent a disease outbreak.
Peter Edmondson discusses the role of vets in reducing antibiotic use for this condition, as well as common difficulties and ways of managing perceived treatment failure.
Difficult calvings are common events for farm animal vets and are rarely straightforward. However, as Paul Wood explains, they can be a good way for new vets to gain clients’ respect.
James Russell explores the challenges of addressing immunosuppression by reviewing a project at one farm to improve transition cow management.25 mins