April 2017

CPD provider Improve International has extended its range of one-day courses aimed at practitioners dealing with species other than companion animals, such as goats, alpacas and game birds.

2 mins

A research breakthrough at a laboratory in New Mexico has allowed the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine TB.

3 mins

Sara Pedersen runs through full treatment options and prevention strategies – and outlines best foot-bathing practices.

24 mins

Adam Martin explains how obstetric examinations are fundamentally the same, starting with reasonable history taking and progressing through an obstetrical examination to manipulation practices.

24 mins

Owen Atkinson delves into the history of the herd health plan, before explaining why “herd health management” is perhaps a better term – and going on to explain how vets could successfully implement excellent on-farm protocols.

44 mins

Roger Evans says many people feel badgers "should be protected at all costs", but don't feel the same way about cattle.

12 mins

John Dawson discusses reproductive gynaecological methods pioneered in the human field used in cattle fertilisation.

19 mins

March 2017

Researchers in Tennessee, US, identify test as other methods often misdiagnose the fatal disease – which has no cure – in its early stages.

4 mins

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.

34 mins

Sara Pedersen reviews the 2nd International Hoof Trimmers Conference, which took place at Legoland in Denmark.

16 mins

Victoria Brown looks at research into behaviour traits suggesting whale and dolphin species grieve after the death of their offspring.

9 mins

Andrew Forbes discusses parasitic and pest species that can impact on the grazing season and how best to control the problem.

31 mins

Paul Wood details the range of clostridia causing disease in cattle, along with their predisposing factors and clinical signs.

22 mins

Emma King looks at key viral, bacterial and fungal diseases found in ducks and how to identify them at postmortem.

34 mins

Ceri Owen, Nigel Kendall, Fiona Lovatt and Marnie Brennan reveal findings from a questionnaire into sheep farmers’ recognition and utilisation of body condition scoring.

12 mins

February 2017

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.

27 mins

Roger Evans looks at some of the issues affecting dairy farmers, including antibiotics and the continuing issues around bTB – especially on his own farm.

15 mins

January 2017

Adam Martin describes how modern techniques have answered beef suckler farmers’ concerns about using artificial insemination.

21 mins