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LONGER SHELF LIFE AFTER BROACHING CLAIM FOR LEADING CALF SCOUR VACCINE WILL MEAN INCREASED USAGE FLEXIBILITY AND REDUCED WASTAGE

A new license claim for Bovilis® Rotavec® Corona means broached vials of the UK market-leading calf scour vaccine will be able to be used for up to 28 days after first opening of the immediate packaging1. MSD Animal Health says this will mean greater usage flexibility for UK cattle producers focusing on immunity-led prevention of […]

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TAKE THE UK DAIRY BIOSECURITY SURVEY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FORTNUM & MASON CHRISTMAS PANTRY HAMPER

Findings will be used to develop free educational resources to help assess and improve current biosecurity practices. While it is well understood by dairy farmers that biosecurity protocols are essential to preventing herd health compromises, forming an effective plan and putting it into practice is not always straightforward, says Progiene dairy hygiene specialist Alison Clark. […]

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NEW SINGLE DOSE VIALS FOR EARLY LIFE CALF PNEUMONIA VACCINE

MSD Animal Health’s early life intranasal calf pneumonia vaccine – BOVILIS® INtranasal RSP™ Live – is now available in single dose vials, allowing users greater practical flexibility to vaccinate individual animals as and when needed. The intranasal vaccine can be administered to calves from as young as a week of age and reduces the clinical […]

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NEW INTRA-NASAL VACCINATION KIT FOR EARLY LIFE PNEUMONIA VACCINE

MSD Animal Health has launched a new injector and nozzle kit to facilitate simpler administration of its BOVILIS® INtranasal RSP™ Live calf pneumonia vaccine to multiple animals. The kit contains the ergonomically designed Henke-Sass Wolf injector with adjustable dose selector, five single-piece INtranasal RSP nozzles – with ‘luer’ lock attachment, which supports easier removal, cleaning […]

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MANAGING SHEEP LAMENESS REQUIRES A CONCERTED APPROACH

UK sheep producers are being encouraged to implement all the proven measures to control sheep lameness, following publication of new research into practical management routines on farm. Whilst many sheep farmers have made good progress in controlling flock foot problems since the launch nearly 10 years ago of the industry-accepted FAI Farms Five-Point Plan to […]

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VACCINATE CALVES AGAINST BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA THIS AUTUMN

Last winter the bacterial organism M.haemolytica was by far the most commonly diagnosed cause of pneumonia in housed dairy calves1. As a result, vets are now urging milk producers to consider vaccinating valuable herd replacements pre-housing this autumn. “According to recent AHPA surveillance data for England and Wales, pneumonia diagnoses attributed to this common bacterial […]

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MSD ANIMAL HEALTH COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO VECOXAN BRAND OF PARASITICIDES FOR RUMEN PORTFOLIO

MSD Animal Health today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of the worldwide rights to VECOXAN® (diclazuril), an oral suspension for the prevention and treatment of coccidiosis in calves and lambs, from Elanco Animal Health. VECOXAN is efficacious, in lambs, against coccidiosis caused by Eimeria crandallis and Eimeria ovinoidalis, and in calves, against […]

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NEW MILK FORMULA FOR STRESSED CALVES

Farmers struggling to manage persistent digestive disturbances amongst their calves now have access to a breakthrough new 100% dairy protein milk formula from Volac. New Imunogard® has been formulated specifically for under-performing stressed calves or to meet the unique needs of calf units wrestling with a stubborn scour problem that can’t be overcome by an […]

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FREE CPD FOR SHEEP VETS

Vets keen to improve their ability to engage more productively with their sheep farmer clients and update their understanding of flock economics can now attend a series of free fortnightly webinars over the early summer. Hosted by Sheep Veterinary Society and Flock Health Clubs, the five 45-minute CPD sessions entitled ‘Sheep Vets – Fit for […]

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NEW DIGITAL RUMINANT MARKETING AND TECHNICAL CPD RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR HOME-WORKING VETS AND ANIMAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

MSD Animal Health has boosted its library of on-line CPD resources to help vets and animal health professionals communicate remotely and provide technical training content when working from home. The digital training material includes a range of new downloadable marketing resources for vets and SQPs to help maintain efficient communications with their farmer customer base […]

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LUNGWORM VACCINATION CRUCIAL AHEAD OF 2020 GRAZING SEASON

Veterinary professionals are urging farmers to vaccinate against lungworm (husk) ahead of the 2020 grazing season after a significant increase of cases last year. According to Gareth Hateley, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Cattle Expert Group Veterinary Lead, cases diagnosed and reported to the GB Veterinary Investigation Diagnosis Analysis network were up by 44% […]

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