US trial shows that oregano essential oil can improve pig unit throughput

A trial managed by Carthage Innovation Swine Solutions (CISS) in the US found that the 100 percent natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive, Orego-Stim from Anpario, improved numbers of

Calving: How to maximise your profitability

Continuing our calving series, large animal vet Katy Peats, of Penbode Farm Vets, offers top tips for pre- and post-calving to help you boost your profitability, stressing the importance of health and nutrition.

Calving: Common health issues to be aware of

As calving season approaches, we asked vet Katy Peats to outline the most common health issues that farmers need to be aware of.

Your calving questions answered

With calving season approaching, large animal vet Katy Peats at Penbode Farm Vets, answers questions on nutrition and common calving pitfalls.

‘Normal’ worm season pushed well into winter, forecast suggests

Latest post mortem results show high percentage of worm problems, while forecasts indicate mild wet weather will alter parasites’ traditional activity periods.

New cases of avian flu confirmed

Further cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in Norfolk, Dorset and North Yorkshire.

New test could detect liver fluke exposure in minutes

Tech company Mologic has teamed up with the University of Liverpool to develop rapid diagnostic test, which could help tackle flukicide resistance.

Product news: Boosting essential trace minerals

How treating with Multimin pre-calving could benefit your herd and your business.

Trace minerals: What you need to know pre-calving

Despite only being present in tiny amounts, trace minerals are absolutely vital to normal physiological functions and, consequently, the health and productivity of beef cattle. Even a subclinical deficiency can have a significant impact, writes vet and Virbac technical adviser, Kate Ingram.

Improving newborn lamb survival

The three ‘golden Qs’ to lamb colostrum feeding are: quality, quantity and quickly.

Making use of NSAIDs for early calf scour treatment

With a growing need to reduce antimicrobial usage, regular temperature monitoring and early use of a NSAID can offer a first-line defence against calf scour[1].

Further avian flu outbreaks confirmed as housing order looms

A turkey rearing premises in Norfolk is the latest to be hit by an outbreak of avian influenza, as the government announces new measures to control the spread.

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