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SURVEY FINDS ONLY 31% OF UK DAIRY FARMS FOLLOW BIOSECURITY PROTOCOLS, OUTLINING OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE DISEASE THROUGH IMPROVED PRACTICE

Data collected in the 2020 Progiene UK Dairy Biosecurity Survey indicates that most farms have the opportunity to reduce the threat of disease by improving basic biosecurity practice. “Biosecurity certainly isn’t a new areas aspect in the day-to-day running of a dairy farm, but it is a fundamental pillar in preventing disease incidence. This goes […]

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SUBSIDISED BLOOD TESTING SCHEME NOW AVAILABLE TO HELP IDENTIFY POSSIBLE REASONS FOR EARLY LAMB LOSSES

MSD Animal Health has launched its 2021 FlockCheck diagnostic service, which allows sheep farmers in England, Scotland and Wales to ask their vet to blood test their flock for exposure to toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion (EAE). According to a poll of farmer delegates attending the on-line November 2020 Sheep Health & Welfare Advisory (SHAWG) Conference; […]

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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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