November 2015

The development of agriculture was a turning point in human history, and at the centre … more

16 mins

The mantra “fit for purpose and suitability for purpose” still rings true in sheep farming. … more

25 mins

October 2015

We all know prevention is better than cure and the effects of a disease outbreak … more

19 mins

This year marks the 10th anniversary of XLVets, a community of independent veterinary practices across the … more

17 mins

It is often said prevention is better than cure and this cannot be over emphasised … more

20 mins

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common and costly disease affecting cattle across the … more

17 mins

Nematode parasites are among the most important production-limiting diseases of ruminant livestock worldwide. In UK … more

22 mins

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) remains an important condition of calves that leads to reduced weight … more

20 mins

There’s a lot of pragmatism in my life. I never worry about things I have … more

12 mins

September 2015

The focus of gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) control has shifted from firefighting clinical outbreaks to preventing … more

29 mins

ABSTRACT Calf pneumonia is a lifelong disease. Outwardly, calves may recover, but the internal damage … more

20 mins

Liver fluke disease is caused by the internal trematode Fasciola hepatica and has been reported … more

16 mins

ABSTRACT Neospora caninum is an obligate intracellular apicomplexan protozoan parasite closely related to Toxoplasma gondii. … more

25 mins

ABSTRACT Most porcine disease transmission occurs through direct pig-to-pig contact, so any commercial pig farm … more

18 mins

ABSTRACT Interest in keeping dairy cows indoors comes from developments in animal genetics, health and … more

23 mins

ABSTRACT The pre-lambing period is a critical time in the sheep production cycle, and one where … more

31 mins

A big dairy farming story of late is the decision by the Caffè Nero coffee … more

11 mins

ABSTRACT When it comes to tackling mastitis, the ideal is a convenient treatment requiring little … more

23 mins

The past few decades have seen a shift from the focus being treatment of clinical … more

31 mins

A survey of 220 sheep farmers from across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) … more

10 mins