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    Tick Borne Diseases in Cattle and Sheep - Part 2

    In this article (part 2 of 2), vet Bryan Deane, Sliabh Luachra Vets, takes a look at tick borne diseases that affect cattle and sheep in Ireland

    Tick Borne Diseases in Cattle and Sheep

    In this article (part 1 of 2), vet Bryan Deane, Sliabh Luachra Vets, takes a look at tick borne diseases that affect cattle and sheep in Ireland

    Common Diseases of Calves at Grass

    In this article vet Michael O Meara outlines the various diseases that affect calves at grass and includes tips on different treatment options available.

    Project Engage - Reducing antibiotic usage on Irish farms with XLVets

    Project Engage started in October 2019, this pilot programme which involves 9 farmers is delivered by XLVets. The aim of this pilot programme is to examine the effects of close veterinary involvement and proactive management on animal health and antibiotic usage. Read our programme update here, Farmer Journal Aidan Brennan speaks with 3 farmers involved.

    Clostridial Diseases in Cattle

    In this article vet Hannah Staunton outlines the main clostridial diseases in cattle and includes tips on how you can prevent this disease on your farm.

    Vaccination Strategies in Sheep Flocks

    In this article vet Shane Mc Guckin discusses the the most common diseases and the different vaccination strategies for the more common types of abortion.

    Coccidiosis: How to prevent and treat coccidiosis in calves

    In this article vet Kieran O Mahony discusses the symptoms, risk factors, treatment and prevention of coccidiosis. If you would like to learn more about preventing coccidiosis on your farm, check out our Agri Academy Module - Coccidiosis: Prevent Calf Losses on Your Farm delivered by Kieran. Our Agri Academy modules are free, sign up today and you have instant access to all additional modules. Sign up -

    Weather and virus battles continue

    Farmer's Journal, 21 March 2020, Conor Geraghty, FarmGate Veterinary, Mountbellew, Co. Galway.

    Fattening Animals that can't pass urine

    Farmers Journal, 14 March 2020, Donal Lynch, Slieve Bloom Veterinary, Killurin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

    Have your calves caught the cold - not the corona

    Farmers Journal, 07 March 2020, Jim Kelleher, Riverview Vets, Bandon, Co. Cork