Veterinary Times Livestock
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.
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.
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.
Removing BVD from the UK herd would go a long way in improving cow fertility, productivity and calf health and welfare, says Alex Perkins.
Here, Owen Atkinson reviews some aspects of mastitis control at drying off and through the dry period, including immediately after calving.
Paul Wood discusses why strategies for treatment and control of coccidiosis should play an important part in herd and flock health planning.
Monitoring and evaluating possible infestations and control measures is vital, says Mike Taylor.
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.
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.
Sotirios Karvountzis explains that, along with obstetrical emergencies, abdominal alimentary ones are the most commonly occurring in cattle, and considers a selection of them.
Roger Blowey explains that changes occurring in heifers lead to increased lameness in cows later – and runs through practical prevention advice to offer farmers.
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.
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.
Juan Hernandez-Garcia and Alasdair MacLeod review common problems contributing to neonatal mortality, and provide some action points.
Paul Wood says it's vital veterinarians put themselves in the heart of the vaccination conversation – and good communication is key.
Peter Edmondson discusses why, with selective cow therapy becoming the norm, veterinary clinicians will need to develop strategies to communicate the benefits to farmers.
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