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Selective Dry Cow Therapy (SDCT)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:52am
As many of our dairy farming clients will be aware there is pressure coming from in and outside the industry to reduce antibiotic usage and...
Dangers of Leptospirosis
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:43am
Leptospirosis is now widespread in UK cattle herds. Recent surveys found it in 79% of dairy herds and 63% of beef herds. So what is...
News from the NSA
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:28am
The National Sheep Association have published the following news about caring for your flock and the issues currently effecting livestock...
Action Johne’s – what is it?
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:24am
In April 2015, Dairy UK and AHDB Dairy awarded a contract to a consortium of XLVets, RAFT Solutions Ltd, SRUC and SAC Vet Services to deliver...
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:14am
Rumen drinking and secondary acidosis is a problem of artificially reared calves, which has been seen by the SAC fairly commonly in the post...
Looking Like Lots of Listeria Locally- report from the SAC
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:06am
February brought with it multiple diagnoses of listeriosis in all its forms suggesting there may be a high risk of disease this spring. Very...
New Nematodirus warning map to keep an eye out for
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:03am
As temperatures are falling at the moment spring may still seem some time away, however we will soon be there! At a SCOPS meeting last month...
A Surfeit of Snails
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:50am
News from the SAC: A Surfeit of Snails Galba truncatula appear to be thriving this Spring. Should we be worried? Who knows what our changing...
Fertility boosted with use of Metacam for mastitis
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:47am
It is well known that a cow that has a case of mastitis has reduced fertility, whether the mastitis case occurs before or after insemination...
Iodine and Pregnant Ewes
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:41am
Iodine and pregnant Ewes an update from the SAC Iodine is stored in the thyroid gland where it is incorporated into the hormone T4 which...
Report from NADIS on Ram diseases: pre and post sale
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 5:01pm
As a consequence of high concentrate feeding often in preparation for sale, rams are prone to several conditions including urethral...
Nematodirus Update from the SAC: CASES SEEN
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:57pm
Earlier this year post mortem examination of a 20kg lamb at the Dumfries centre revealed scour, around 8,000 nematodirus worms in the small...
Stocktake needs you!
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:46pm
AHBD are looking for farms in your region to participate in Stocktake, the free cost and performance service from AHDB. Could you help? If you...
How is your spring 2016 suckler calving season going? A report from the SAC…
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:42pm
As would be expected we are seeing plenty of suckler calves through the PM room at the moment with the expected range of diagnoses. Every year...
BLUETONGUE UPDATE IN LATEST APHA REPORT
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:39pm
BLUETONGUE UPDATE IN LATEST APHA REPORT: APHA published its quarterly Small Ruminant Emerging Threats report recently, detailing the disease...
NADIS Monthly Disease Alert Webinar
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:31pm
NADIS publishes a monthly Disease Alert webinar for farmers and livestock keepers that we at Severn Edge recommend a read to highlight and...
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 10:15am
While we will always be on hand for emergencies and sick animals, as vets we can provide much more than just this traditional “fire brigade...

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