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  • Bovine Coccidiosis
    Coccidia are single celled protozoal organisms of the genus Eimeria. They have a complex life cycle ...
  • Bovine Digital Dermatitis
    Bovine Digital Dermatitis (BDD) is a common cause of infectious lameness worldwide. BDD lesions can ...
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
    Before pasteurisation of milk (1935) and compulsory testing (1950) bovine TB (bTB) was a recognised ...
  • Breeding Bull
    Managing reproduction effectively to achieve optimum fertility is essential to the running of a prof...
  • Breeding Ram
    Your ram is half the solution to getting a high percentage of ewes in lamb quickly to give a tight l...
  • BVD Virus
    BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) is a complicated virus with a misleading name - diarrhoea is not that c...
  • Calf Pneumonia
    Pneumonia is the term used to describe inflammation of the lung tissue and airways, thereby reducing...
  • Calf Scour
    Calf scour is a frustratingly common disease experienced on the majority of cattle farms in the UK a...
  • Calving Difficulties
    Calving difficulties (dystocia) contribute heavily to production losses. The obvious ones are due to...
  • Campylobacter
    Campylobacter foetus venerealis is one of the many potential causes of bovine infertility and aborti...
  • Colostrum Management
    Colostrum is the fuel of life and making sure you calves get enough is the cornerstone to all succes...
  • Cryptosporidiosis
    Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum) infection which is sprea...
  • Dairy Cow Lameness
    Lameness of the foot - part of the triad of troubles that contribute most to dairy cattle disease, a...
  • Dairy Herd Biosecurity
    Biosecurity is a word that has often been associated with disinfectant-soaked straw and endless well...
  • Embryo Transfer
    It takes four to six months for the eggs in a cow's ovaries to grow to their ovulatory state. Manage...
  • Environmental Mastitis
    Environmental mastitis is mastitis that is derived from the environment in which the cow lives. The ...
  • IBR
    IBR is the most obvious clinical disease associated with infection by Bovine Herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1)....
  • Infertility
    Infertility issues within dairy herds can be subtle, complex and costly. Losses per cow per day coul...
  • Johne's Disease
    Johne's disease is a chronic disease which progressively damages the intestines and after a period o...
  • Liver Fluke In Cattle
    Fluke infection has been recognised for generations, but evolving problems in cattle demand we look ...
  • Metabolic Disease
    Diseases affecting the sheep’s nervous system can affect sheep at all ages and points in the product...
  • Milk Fever
    The average milk yield for the UK national herd has increased by 30% over the last 25 years, and so ...
  • Oestrus Detection
    Heat Detection and Dealing with Problems XLVets Committed to UK farming The cow has a 21 day oestrus...
  • Ovine Abortion
    Abortion in sheep is common, but it should not be thought of as inevitable. There are excellent vacc...
  • Parasitic Bronchitis
    Lungworm, Husk, Hoose, Parasitic Bronchitis: there are many names for the disease caused by the nema...
  • Periparturient Cows
    The time immediately around calving (periparturient period) is the most critical part of a cow’s yea...
  • Schamllenberg Virus
    Schmallenberg virus was first detected in August 2011 within Germany, spreading to the Netherlands, ...
  • Sheep Lameness
    For many UK flocks, lameness is an endemic problem and prevalence has probably increased following t...
  • Summer Mastitis
    British summer weather may be unpredictable but summer mastitis certainly isn't. It is a disease tha...
  • Teat Health
    A key determinant for good milk quality One of the key challenges for vets is to help farmers to kee...
  • Tuberculosis
    bTB is caused by Mycobacterium bovis, a bacteria that can infect many different animals. It is sprea...