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14 September 2020
Stand out from the herd: how cows commooonicate through their lives
PhD student Alexandra Green has published her research that shows dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional prompts with individual 'voice'. She says the results have implications for farmers and animal welfare. ...
06 September 2020
Detect coccidiosis before it causes scour in autumn calves
Detecting and treating coccidiosis in beef calves before it causes scour can avoid damage to the gut and prevent ongoing impacts to performance, including reduced weaning weights....
04 September 2020
UK government gives more funding for bovine TB research
The new projects will develop tools to enable faster detection and diagnosis of bovine TB. ...
19 August 2020
Moredun and Orkney Livestock Association announce an important partnership
Orkney Livestock Association (OLA) have signed up to partner Moredun to give their members access to research outputs, knowledge, skills and expertise generated at Moredun, which are targeted to improve animal health and welfare and increase the sustainable...
18 August 2020
How does an increase in nitrogen application affect grasslands?
The "PaNDiv" experiment, established by researchers of the University of Bern on a 3000 m2 field site, is the largest biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiment in Switzerland and aims to better understand how increases in nitrogen affect grasslands....
15 August 2020
University of Edinburgh hopes to develop trypanosomiasis test
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are developing new methods to tackle trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection that kills millions of cattle each year....
08 August 2020
APHIS needs information on sources for disease test kits
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a sources sought notice in hopes of gathering information on the supplies of test kits for major livestock diseases. ...
29 July 2020
UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
15 July 2020
New e-learning course: epidemiology for non-epidemiologists
The news is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar epidemiological terms and concepts in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic....
08 July 2020
SmartAgriHubs begins open call for digital agriculture innovation
The Restart and Expand projects from SmartAgriHubs promises to bring over 150 partners in the European agri-food sector together to foster innovation, sustainability and success....
Pirbright: pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance
A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute is the first to confirm that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle....
24 June 2020
New rapid Actiphage test for Johne's disease and bovine TB makes progress
Funding supports research and development of new test for hard-to-detect mycobacterial diseases. ...
21 June 2020
Irish farmers critical of changes to bovine TB programme
The Irish Farmers Association Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell is critical of the Department of Agriculture’s changes in Ireland’s TB Eradication Programme....
18 June 2020
OIE takes steps towards digital future
Information flow is an essential component to prevent and monitor the spread of animal diseases as well as to maintain trust between countries....
14 June 2020
New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
10 June 2020
Vaccine reduces mycoplasma and calf mortality
A Scottish farm has significantly reduced incidences of mycoplasma and calf mortality by using a new mycoplasma bovis vaccine....
09 June 2020
New VetTech service to cut hassle and drive farm animal health
Willows Vet Group have launched a VetTech service to support with essential tasks to improve animal health, welfare and productivity on-farm....
05 June 2020
New podcast available for cattle vets
CattleCast will give farm vets news, practical support and CPD when they're on the move. ...
25 May 2020
New app reduces weigh time at the crush
Breedr and Tru-Test integration reduces weigh-time to less than 20 seconds and enables smarter decisions live at the crush....
23 May 2020
New Iowa State web hub lets users track COVID-19’s economic impacts in the US
Tracking COVID-19’s economic impacts, especially in the state of Iowa, is now possible thanks to resources on a new web hub....
13 May 2020
AI technology reduces antibiotic treatment to a minimum in dairy cattle
New artificial intelligence software from Connecterra alerts producers to ailing cows and can improve welfare and decrease antibiotic use. ...
03 May 2020
Cryptosporidiosis in calves leads to longer term production losses
A disease in calves caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, has been shown to result in significant longer term weight loss and appreciable economic impact for farmers, highlighting the importance of developing a vaccine....
10 April 2020
Increased risk of cocci in calves around turnout
Coccidiosis causing oocysts can build up during the housed period, increasing the risk of both beef and dairy calves contracting the disease as spring progresses....
06 April 2020
New mycotoxin app launched in UK
MycocheckUp.co.uk – new web app launches for dairy farms...
Antiparasitic treatment could help battle COVID-19
Emerging research has demonstrated that Ivermectin, a widely available antiparasitic treatment for cattle, inhibits the causative virus for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro....
30 March 2020
25 March 2020
Overcoming anthrax – reviewing Russia’s anthrax control efforts
A retrospective review of anthrax outbreaks in Tatarstan, a republic in the Russian Federation, indicates that widespread cattle vaccination can prevent zoonosis and keep the endemic infection at bay....
20 March 2020
Harare residents warned against buying anthrax-contaminated beef
ZIMBABWE - Mahusekwa villagers in Marondera have warned Harare residents against buying beef from unregistered abattoirs and butcheries who are reportedly flocking the area to buy sick or sometimes dead cattle infected by anthrax....
 
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