Veterinary Times Livestock

The author runs through some of the important considerations for farm animal vets and their clients, with particular emphasis on vaccination and disease prevention, husbandry and nutrition.

26 mins

Tim Potter looks how vets can help clients manage at one of the leading causes of losses in the beef and dairy industry.

30 mins

Jennifer Allan runs through preventive strategies for a prevalent disease with a high morbidity rate, including environmental control and boosting calf immunity.

19 mins

Having already discussed the wider causes of lameness, James Dixon turns his attenton to the risk factors to stock at pasture, including some less common conditions affecting grazing animals.

38 mins

Emma Fishbourne discusses latest developments in a major cause of disease and economic loss to the UK dairy industry.

35 mins

Peter Edmondson offers advice on how to ask the right questions to evaluate treatment success, saying it is wrong to make assumptions.

25 mins

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.

33 mins

Andrew Forbes discusses the current thinking and treatment and prevention options for liver and rumen fluke.

30 mins

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.

74 mins

Sheep lameness is a prevalent issue on UK farms, and, with sheep farming margins already challenging, preventing and tackling it is important, say the authors.

50 mins

Removing BVD from the UK herd would go a long way in improving cow fertility, productivity and calf health and welfare, says Alex Perkins.

42 mins

Here, Owen Atkinson reviews some aspects of mastitis control at drying off and through the dry period, including immediately after calving.

47 mins

Paul Wood discusses why strategies for treatment and control of coccidiosis should play an important part in herd and flock health planning.

27 mins

Monitoring and evaluating possible infestations and control measures is vital, says Mike Taylor.

33 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

Louise Silk and Fiona Lovatt run the rule over sheep vaccination, including UK-available products, those available from elsewhere under the cascade and future ones.

52 mins

Sotirios Karvountzis explains that, along with obstetrical emergencies, abdominal alimentary ones are the most commonly occurring in cattle, and considers a selection of them.

28 mins

Roger Blowey explains that changes occurring in heifers lead to increased lameness in cows later – and runs through practical prevention advice to offer farmers.

23 mins

Ian Nanjiani focuses on available treatment options, with guidance on how to get the best out of them by targeting the correct life cycle stages at the right time of year.

20 mins

Sara Pedersen discusses spring-calving herds, and why it is vital not only the cows, but also the calves, get off to the right start.

22 mins

Juan Hernandez-Garcia and Alasdair MacLeod review common problems contributing to neonatal mortality, and provide some action points.

25 mins

Paul Wood says it's vital veterinarians put themselves in the heart of the vaccination conversation – and good communication is key.

23 mins

Peter Edmondson discusses why, with selective cow therapy becoming the norm, veterinary clinicians will need to develop strategies to communicate the benefits to farmers.

20 mins

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

20 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

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

23 mins