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18 March 2020
Common anti-parasite treatments found to devastate wildlife
Researchers at the University of Sussex are calling for alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely in cattle....
UK's Moredun Foundation for animal health and welfare celebrates 100 years of research and education
The Moredun, located just outside Edinburgh, celebrated its centenary on 17 March. ...
15 March 2020
Non-pharma solutions to scours are effective and more sustainable
Thanks to education and development of new products, tremendous strides have been made in reducing the severity and number of calves lost due to the main causes of calf scours....
13 March 2020
Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (SUCKLERS) open for applications
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine informed farmers and advisors that the application process for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP (SUCKLERS)) for 2020 opened yesterday, (Thursday, 12 March)....
12 March 2020
Govt probes sale of meat from dead cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government has instituted investigations into the sale of contaminated meat by some abattoirs, butcheries and illegal meat traders, which is putting the lives of the public at risk....
Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
US - Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. But until now, no one had studied the effects of the common feed ingredient on bull development and fertility. With bull fertility to...
On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
10 March 2020
Machine learning could improve diagnosis of mastitis infections in cows
UK - A new study has found that machine learning has the potential to enhance and improve a veterinarian's ability to accurately diagnose herd mastitis origin and reduce mastitis levels on dairy farms....
09 March 2020
Report confirms TB strategy retains culling option
UK - The UK government has announced plans for the next stage of its 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy including field trials of a cattle vaccine, plans to vaccinate more badgers against the disease and improved testing to intercept bTB earlier....
Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
05 March 2020
04 March 2020
Merck Animal Health expands pinkeye vaccine portfolio through new licensing agreement
Licensing deal with Addison Biological adds Moraxella Bovoculi Bacterin...
02 March 2020
Countries continue supporting the monitoring of antimicrobial use in the animal sector
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced the publication of the Fourth Annual Report on antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals....
24 February 2020
Unhappy cow? A closer look at cow personalities as they mature
A recent study has documented noticeable personality changes in Holstein cows when they undergo puberty, but the media buzz may be overblown....
19 February 2020
Study reveals 74 percent of dairy farmers store expired medicines on-farm
Research has revealed 74 percent of dairy farmers have expired medicines on-farm, in one instance being as much as 16 years out of date....
17 February 2020
Holstein steers that get hormone implants perform as well as implanted beef cows
US - Holstein steers that get hormone implants grow faster than those that do not receive the implants, and they get as big as beef cattle breeds, according to Penn State researchers, who say that's good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their...
South African Farm Minister lifts livestock auction ban
South Africa has lifted a two-month ban on livestock auctions for cattle, sheep and other species following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in 2019....
14 February 2020
Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought....
Brazil moves FMD vaccination campaign forward to March
Brazil’s Secretary of Agriculture announces that the state government for Rio Grande do Sul will move the foot-and-mouth vaccine campaign forward from May to the first half of March....
13 February 2020
IFA Urges Farmers to be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving
IRELAND - With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety....
10 February 2020
Merck Animal Health launches Nasalgen 3
Three-way vaccine offers longest duration of immunity against IBR...
07 February 2020
Unknown Disease Kills Cattle in Fashoda
SUDAN - A mysterious disease has killed hundreds of cattle in some areas of South Sudan’s Fashoda State in the last two weeks, the Pastoralists Union disclosed....
05 February 2020
Cargill Conducts Voluntary Recall of Single Lot of Transition Pellet Due to Elevated Levels of Monensin
US - Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin....
How Bovine Tuberculosis Diagnostics Contribute to Wildlife Conservation
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is home to over 96 species of mammals, including giraffes, rhinoceros, elephants, lions and African buffalo. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), a major infectious disease that affects the lungs and lymph...
31 January 2020
Azerbaijan's Agency to Introduce EID Tags for Cattle
AZERBAIJAN - The Food Safety Agency of Azerbaijan plans to introduce EID (electronic identification) tags for cattle in 2020, Head of agency’s Animal Health Department Galib Abdulaliyev told Trend on 20 January....
30 January 2020
27 January 2020
Protect your herd against a drop in fertility and milk yield
Now is the optimum time for farmers to protect their herd against a leptospirosis infection which could significantly impact fertility and milk yield....
20 January 2020
Female genomic testing now available in the UK from VikingGenetics
VikingGenetics is expanding its range of services with the launch of female genomic testing and corrective mating packages....
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