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SHROPSHIRE TEAM SCALE LOCAL PEAKS FOR LINGEN DAVIS CANCER SUPPORT

The team from a Shropshire marketing business are scaling three iconic Shropshire peaks to raise money for charity. Agribusiness Communications (ABC) is raising money for local charity Lingen Davis Cancer Support. The team of nine will climb three of the highest peaks in Shropshire in just one day. Matt Mellor, founder and managing director of […]

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Allflex appoints new livestock EiD product manager

Allflex, part of the Antelliq group of companies, has appointed Pete Hansford to the newly created role of product group manager for its range of livestock identification products. Based at Allflex’s UK headquarters in County Durham, Mr Hansford will oversee the company’s range of livestock identification products which includes Tissue Sampling Tags and Electronic Identification […]

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Pete Hansford, Allflex UK

Call for more effective communication with farmers over disease management and prevention practices

Scientists, vets, animal health trade SQPs and vaccine manufacturers must all improve communication with sheep and cattle farmers to help the livestock industry improve disease control; particularly so with the need to reduce antibiotic use, according to recent research. That was the key message coming out of a Moredun Sheep and Cattle Health and Welfare […]

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Ewe Vaccination Helps To Limit The Spread Of Orf

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 2 November 2018 – It’s been a particularly bad year for orf in lambs but sheep producers struggling with the disease in their flock can improve its control by vaccinating ewes well before housing for lambing.               “Many farms that have struggled with orf in the past now recognise the benefit […]

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UK Dairy Day Seminar Highlights Benefit Of Checklist Approach To Improving Youngstock Health

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 12th September 2018 – Score-based audits of youngstock rearing systems are helping dairy farms pinpoint calf husbandry weaknesses and identify opportunities to improve the health and productive performance of their future herd replacements.               Speaking to farmers at a UK Dairy Day technical seminar [Wednesday 12th September 2018], MSD livestock veterinary […]

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Join The March Towards Stamping Out Lameness

MILTON KEYNES, UK, June 11, 2018 – UK sheep producers are being encouraged to join the march towards stamping out lameness in the national flock when the industry highlights how to take the first step towards better control during July.               Independent experts point out that the later summer months are a great time […]

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Diagnostic Service Now Available For Any Aborting Ewes

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 24 May 2018 – UK sheep farmers experiencing more than 2% of their flock aborting this lambing season can now ask their vet to test any affected ewes for exposure to toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion (EAE).               The MSD Animal Health EXPERTIS® FlockCheck diagnostic service is now available until the end […]

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Free Sheep Lameness Workshops For Farmers

MILTON KEYNES, UK, April 18, 2018 – MSD Animal Health is rolling out a series of free sheep lameness workshops around the country over the summer.               Part of the company’s Project LAMB initiative, the interactive ‘Lambs’ Learnings’ events will feature leading independent sheep vets and demonstrate to farmers methods for implementing a practical […]

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Action Needed on Antibiotics to Future-Proof UK Cattle Industry

MILTON KEYNES, UK, April 4, 2018 – Voluntary reductions in the use of Critically Important Antibiotics (CIAs) must be accelerated to future-proof the UK cattle industry against the threat of legislation and regulation.   This was the message from Professor David Barrett, speaking at the MSD Animal Health sponsored National Mastitis Panel, who said that […]

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Vaccination Now Critical for Lungworm in Scotland and Northern England

MILTON KEYNES, UK, March 5, 2018 – Scotland and northern counties of England have become ‘hotspots’ for lungworm disease in grazing cattle, according to recent research from the University of Liverpool.               “Traditionally, lungworm disease was most often diagnosed in the south west of England and the Midlands, but the latest diagnostic data – […]

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