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    Use of ultrasound to maximise fertility in dairy herds

    In this article, Vet Tadhg Murphy, Adare Veterinary Clinic talks about herd fertility and the benefits of compact calving, important targets you should look to achieve and outlines the benefits of ultrasound scanning.

    The Role of Pain Relief in Calf Rearing

    In this article, Vet Andrew Hogg, Gortlandroe Veterinary Clinic talks about the role of pain relief in calf rearing, he will outline when pain relief should be used and points to consider when using calf feeders.

    Not every Break is an Obvious Break!

    In this article, Vet Kerstin Köppchen, Glenamaddy Veterinary Clinic, Co. Galway discusses an unusual case of a fetlock dislocation in a yearling heifer and the steps she took too manage this case.

    Managing a Downer Cow

    In this article, Vet Jerry Crowley, Glenbower Veterinary Group, Co. Cork talks about managing a downer cow and outlines some of the steps you can take to increase the survivability of the downer cow.

    Achieving a reduction in antibiotic usage on your farm

    There are several reasons why a reduction in antibiotic usage on a farm is desirable. Vet Ger Cusack, Comeragh Veterinary, Co. Waterford discusses and we look at a case study on Project Engage, a pilot programme that examines and measures the use of antibiotics on farm.

    Parasite Control in Horses

    In this article, Vet Padraig looks at the main factors affecting worming choice and the three major players in equine parasites; red worms, tapeworms and roundworms.

    Optimum Ram Management for Successful Mating

    Ram subfertility is the biggest cause of poor conception rates and barren ewes. Rams need careful management all year long to ensure a successful breeding season. In this article, Vet Mark Drought, Avondale Veterinary Clinic, Arklow, Co. Wicklow talks about the measures you can take to ensure optimum fertility.

    Managing Herd Lameness

    As herd sizes increase, the incidence of lame cows is also increasing. In this article, Vet John Healy, Glasslyn Veterinary Clinic, Bandon looks at how lameness is not only a problem for the cow; it can lead to significant financial losses for the farm business.

    Making the most of Milk Records

    Mastitis and high somatic cell counts (SCC) can be one of the most expensive health problems on a dairy farm. In this article, Vet Kevin Meaney, Southview Veterinary Hospital gives an in depth overview of how to make the most of your milk records.

    Common Skin Diseases of Horses

    In this article vet Jennifer O’Callaghan Byrne talks about some of the common skin conditions that can affect horses.

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