Philip Elkins looks at how to investigate transition issues, the risk factors and ways to increase success, in the second of two parts.29 mins
Sophie Mahendran considers factors in maintaining fresh cow health, such as a low stress, comfort, feed access and monitoring. Includes video content.
Andy Forbes discusses some aspects of helminth infections in these cattle, and explains how adequate levels of control can be achieved with relatively little anthelmintic inputs.
Jamie Robertson discusses methods of monitoring this essential nutrient at farm level – and interpreting sample results – and offers guidance on how to sort issues.
Roger Evans discusses how he has taken his farm organic in his latest Dairy Diary.
Paul Burr recounts a meeting of minds from all areas of the farming industry to discuss ways of wiping out this disease.
Sophie Mahendran looks at important nematodes that affect dairy cows, their life cycles and worming protocols.32 mins
Philip Elkins, in the first of a two-part article, looks at methods to help achieve a successful outcome from this crucial period.
Being an on call farm vet shouldn't all be stressful, there's many ways to make it much more manageable by finding a good place for your mobile telephone, having a sympathetic friend and conditioning your hair.
Jenny Hull looks at how to ensure rams are at optimal level for breeding, in the first of a two-part article on ram preperation and fertility testing.
Jacqueline Matthews describes the factors that cause this disease, clinical signs, resistance to medicines, and treatment and control methods.
Jacqueline Matthews suggests diagnostic techniques for the improved treatment and management of helminths affecting on-farm cattle.68 mins
Peter Edmondson offers advice on how to ask the right questions to evaluate treatment success, saying it is wrong to make assumptions.
In his article, James Dixon provides a precis of some of the more common causes of lameness in livestock, summarising best advice for treating and preventing them.
Andrew Forbes discusses the current thinking and treatment and prevention options for liver and rumen fluke.
Oliver Tilling covers the aspects of calf rearing to plan for to maximise success for your clients, focusing on calving, colostrum, feeding, housing and disease.
Roger Evans discusses some of the measures being taken by farmers in light of ongoing uncertainty with Brexit – and suggests they have endless implications for vets.
Hany Elsheikha considers the circumstances and source of this disease, including optimal timing for prevention and treatment.48 mins
The dry period is an opportunity to rid the udder of any infection and prepare it for the coming lactation. Using the appropriate dry cow therapy also protects the udder once lactation has started.