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.
Sara Pedersen runs through full treatment options and prevention strategies – and outlines best foot-bathing practices.
Adam Martin explains how obstetric examinations are fundamentally the same, starting with reasonable history taking and progressing through an obstetrical examination to manipulation practices.
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.
Roger Evans says many people feel badgers "should be protected at all costs", but don't feel the same way about cattle.
John Dawson discusses reproductive gynaecological methods pioneered in the human field used in cattle fertilisation.
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.
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.