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Persistently infected African buffalo not a likely cause of new FMD outbreaks say Pirbright scientists
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have shown that African buffalo persistently infected with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) are unlikely to be the source of new outbreaks in other buffalo and cattle....
Enhance FMD surveillance by testing milk samples in the field
A follow-on study by scientists at The Pirbright Institute and the University of Glasgow has demonstrated that milk samples collected in the field can be used successfully to recognise cattle infected with foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV)....
New research into £250 million problem of lameness in dairy cows launched
A new study plans to shed light on the causes of lameness and reduced mobility in dairy cows. ...
UK midge season has extended due to climate change
A team of scientists at The Pirbright Institute, Rothamsted Research, The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Met Office have provided the first evidence that the UK midge season has extended over the last 40 years due to climate change. ...
Understanding the socioeconomic impact of Foot-and-mouth Disease control in Kenya
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a viral disease of cloven-hooved animals that causes lesions in the mouth and on the feet, alongside generalised illness. It affects cows, sheep, goats and pigs, and although they recover after a couple of weeks, it causes...
Study shows that supplementation with natural yeast-based additive reduces respiratory disorders in feedlot cattle
Research indicates that ICC Brazil’s RumenYeast adds nutritional value and improves the health of ruminants....
Dynamic testing at Usk Prison Farm
High cell counts, over reliance on antibiotics and unsettled cows can be an issue in any milking parlour. When that parlour is 30 years old and unlikely to be replaced in the near future, finding a working solution is urgent....
Mycoplasma bovis: An emerging global disease
Changes in dairy herd management, primarily herd expansion, have turned mycoplasma mastitis into an emerging disease, writes Dr. Christina Boss, Global Senior Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. ...
Live yeast helps maintain dairy cow performance, feeding behavior and rumen health during periods of heat stress
Emerging research suggests that rumen-specific yeast keeps the negative feed efficiency effects of heat stress at bay in dairy cows....
How can live yeast visibly help reduce the impact of heat stress on beef cattle?
In dairy cows, the impact of heat stress can be easily measured by its effects on milk production and through many physiological or behavioural indicators. In beef cattle, the signs of heat stress are much less published and communicated....
Successful Weaning: Tried-and-True Transition Strategies
Fall feedlot success starts long before calves arrive at the feedyard. Pre-shipment management on the ranch is truly the only way to adequately prepare calves for the changes awaiting them after weaning, writes Kevin Hill, D.V.M., technical services veterinarian,...
Trichomoniasis Management Helps Increase Calving Rates
Reports by producers of a high incidence of abortions and low pregnancy rates in beef cattle herds in Chihuahua led researchers at Autonomous University of Chihuahua in Mexico to uncover the root cause of the problem, writes Ivan Leyva-Baca, DVM, PhD,...
Dairy Calves are Natural Optimists or Pessimists, Just Like Us
Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new University of British Columbia study has found....
Ruminant Abortion Requires Diagnostics to Fight Disease
Repeated abortions in a herd can have a severe economic impact on farming operations, writes Laurent Delooz, Regional Association for Animal Health and Identification (ARSIA) based in Belgium....
 
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