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Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:32am
What is BVD? Bovine Viral Diarrhoea or BVD is a highly contagious viral disease of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:25am
Orf is a constant and recurrent threat to the productivity and performance of a sheep flock. Avoid poor lamb growth rates by vaccinating your...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:23am
24 February 2017 This update is to inform you that guidance on the disease control measures that come into force on 28 February has been...
Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 4:39pm
A couple of weeks ago Paddy’s owner noticed a swelling on the side of his face that was discharging pus. On examination this was confirmed as...
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 12:04pm
From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs , Animal and Plant Health Agency , Food Standards Agency and Public Health England...
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 1:46pm
Pregnancy in the horse is typically accepted as varying from 335-342 days however, on the odd occasion, can range from as little as 315 to over...
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 10:12am
Down ewes can be frustrating and time consuming – the most common causes are metabolic and related to nutrition around lambing time. Treatment...
The Good Calving Guide
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 4:55pm
Calving Kit Essential kit should include obstetric gloves, clean calving ropes for head and legs, obstetric gel, surgical scrub, a clean...
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 4:37pm
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs...
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 4:35pm
This ewe had been trying to lamb all morning and on investigation by SEVG vet, Gerard Callaghan MRCVS, ringwomb was diagnosed and the decision...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 9:04am
E. coli has the potential to cause many problems in young lambs including watery mouth, navel ill, joint ill, scour, meningitis and septicaemia...
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 9:07am
It’s not commonly known that horses, like cats, have a third eyelid. When something like a twig approaches the eye they contract the muscles...
Monday, 9 January 2017 - 2:31pm
Understanding calf temperature In the first week of life a calf is likely to spend extra energy trying to keep warm below an air temperature of...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:41am
Ulceration of the equine eye is a common condition. The position of the equine eye, its marked inflammatory response to injury and the flighty...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:30am
Choke is a relatively common condition in the horse that occurs when the horse’s oesophagus (the tube that takes food from the back of the...
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 4:53pm
The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu. Read avian influenza (bird flu) in winter...
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 9:24am
Local farm conditions may change, consult your Severn Edge Vet. Effective worm control should be part of your veterinary health plan. For the...
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 3:34pm
Ovine Abortion With the festive season behind us it means many of you will be starting lambing – unfortunately as always this means you may...
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 3:31pm
The following has been received from APHA: “On 21st December 2016 Schmallenberg virus was confi rmed by PCR as the cause of abortion on four...
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 9:30am
Colleagues in the SRUC Crop Clinic have highlighted an increased risk of ergot contamination of cereals following the cool, wet conditions...
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 12:33pm
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), also known as viral haemorrhagic disease or calici virus is a fatal disease found in the UK. Both outdoor...
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 3:19pm
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have issued the following warning regarding AVIAN INFLUENZA PREVENTION ZONES DECLARED The Chief...
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 10:37am
Veterinary associations are leading calls for livestock and horse owners to take precautionary measures to protect their animals from flooding...
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 10:20am
Cattle health schemes are an industry tool that aim to control and eradicate non-statutory diseases within the UK cattle herd. There are...

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