Vets asked to mobilise clients to share their experience of milk fever in national survey

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, manufacturer of Bovikalc® and Bovikalc® Dry, has launched its National Milk Fever (hypocalcaemia) Survey to capture the opinions of farmers and their on-farm experiences of the condition. Vets are being asked to encourage farm clients to take part and improve the quality of data available on clinical and subclinical milk fever. […]

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XLVets has fresh focus with the appointment of Laura Whyte as Board Chair

XLVets, the community of independently owned veterinary practices, has appointed a new Chair to its Board of Directors. Ms Laura Whyte is an independent, non-executive Director and in her role will bring a fresh perspective and business knowledge to enhance the experience of existing members and new members as their practices join the group. Laura […]

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Long acting antimicrobial now available with reduced milk withhold period in cattle

Norbrook has announced a reduced milk withdrawal time in cattle from ten days to eight days for the long acting antimicrobial injection, Alamycin LA 300 – reducing the impact of milk waste and improving production efficiency. The label change, approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, is effective immediately. Alamycin LA 300 protects cattle, sheep and […]

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Agriculture – Still The Most Dangerous Industry in the UK

Agriculture has long been one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Across the world, farming & agricultural accident rates refuse to fall, contributing factors include the use of heavy machinery, industrial equipment & animals. In 2014 the HSA figures reveal an 87% jump with 30 people killed in 2014 compared to 16 in […]

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Fly infestations hit pig and poultry production

Fly infestations in pig and poultry buildings could be costing livestock farmers 10% in lost growth rates and egg production. That could equate to over €10 (£8.50) per pig in extra feed requirement. Speaking at the recent PestEx 2015 event in London, Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Kai Sievert, reported research studies have shown pig growth […]

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