22/02/2010

Coccidiosis is a Challenging Diagnosis

As the spring lambing season approaches, vets are being advised to be on the look out for coccidiosis: cases usually rise in March and peak in April and May. Some reports also suggest that the incidence of coccidiosis in calves may apparently increase during the grazing months. However, vets are reporting that interpretation of laboratory […]

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15/12/2009

Use ‘Best Practice’ Lambing to Preserve Profit Margins

Early lambing indoors in winter is undoubtedly hard work but economically advantageous as shepherds can usually achieve the best market prices for their lambs. To preserve that advantage Janssen Animal Health is calling for sheep farmers to carry out winter lambing using ‘best practice’ to avoid the development of coccidiosis, which leads to depressed growth […]

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14/10/2009

Treat Wisely and Treat Now!

Janssen Animal Health is advising farmers not to leave it too late to treat for fluke and to think about their choice of flukicide this autumn. The company recently warned sheep farmers to be on the look out for sudden deaths in their flocks this autumn as acute fascioliasis due to liver fluke was predicted […]

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06/10/2009

Don’t be Caught Out by Fluke

Janssen Animal Health is warning sheep farmers to be on the look out for sudden deaths in their flocks this autumn as acute fascioliasis due to liver fluke is predicted to reach high levels. The chronic form of the disease can also cause barren ewes and reduced lambing percentages and as tupping time approaches those […]

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15/09/2009

Take a Look at Fluke

Sheep have long been recognised to suffer from liver fluke, with both acute and chronic forms being recognised. Fluke is also on the rise in cattle where the sub-clinical form of the disease is more often identified during routine herd health visits by vets carrying out faecal eggs counts or blood tests. As cattle can […]

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