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
Better knowledge of supplements can help vets strengthen relationships with farmers. Peter Bone explains how these skills can also be used to create monitoring plans to boost herd production and productivity.
Congress Times editor Rebecca Hubbard talks to Send A Cow's Ritchie Alford about the charity's mission of sending cows to Africa, and how cattle vets can get involved.
Kathryn Hart and Oliver Tilling discuss how vets can get more involved with youngstock, both proactively and regularly.
Louise Silk discusses the importance and impact of offering quality nutrition when feeding pregnant ewes.
John Dawson looks at this worldwide foot problem in dairy cattle, how the bacteria infects animals on farm, treatment of the individual and herd, and prevention.
Mike Taylor discusses the use of the guidelines, set up in response to concerns about anthelmintic resistance, using a case study of how to control worms with medication.
Iain McCormick discusses topics covered by leading researchers at a web congress that focused on bovine viral diarrhoea.
Paul Wood advises on measures to protect calves from this multifactorial respiratory disease, such as housing assessment, ventilation, diagnostics and vaccination.16 mins
Owen Atkinson discusses various approaches towards managing this common pernicious disease affecting the bovine foot.
Shropshire farmer Roger Evans questions the transmission of bTB on working farms and the precautions in place to prevent outbreaks.
Lee-Anne Oliver considers specific diseases that can be brought on to the farm when introducing flock replacements, and what biosecurity principles should be implemented.
The BVA is to “carefully consider” a study that casts doubt about the extent to which badgers cause bTB in cattle.
Sotirios Karvountzis considers the advantages and disadvantages of differing surgical methods when approaching the left displaced abomasum in cattle.