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Animal health

Frank Hynes of Teagasc gives advice on preventing and controlling nematodirus and coccidiosis, which can cause high levels of lamb mortality and poor thrive in young lambs.
By Contributor on 24 March 2017
MSD Animal Health has acquired a controlling share of Vallée SA a leading privately-held producer of animal health products in Brazil.
By Amy McShane on 23 March 2017
With weather continuing to delay spring turnout, the programme farmers are focusing on good herd health and hygiene management in housed cattle.
By Kieran Mailey on 23 March 2017
"An hour or two at the kitchen table with a farmer, reviewing his operation and his problems is a real investment in his herd." - Fintan Graham, Co Laois, by email.
By Letters to the Editor on 16 March 2017
"Brexit fallout: animal disease risks" - Brendan Dunleavy, Killeshandra, Co Cavan
By Letters to the Editor on 16 March 2017
Peter Varley looks at what is involved in drawing up a sheep animal health plan for the Knowledge Transfer Programme.
By Peter Varley on 02 March 2017
It can be as easy to do it right as wrong so manage animal health by doing the basics right
By Jack Kennedy on 09 March 2017
Farmers participating in the Knowledge Transfer programme need to complete an animal health plan, which should be used to plan for the year ahead.
By Jack Kennedy on 09 March 2017
A ewe with mastitis is a headache around lambing, presenting management challenges and increasing the risk of mortality. Darren Carty reports.
By Darren Carty on 09 March 2017
Beef specialist Ciarán Lenehan outlines the health interventions that should be on a suckler farmer's radar in the coming weeks.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 09 March 2017
Any outbreak of the disease here would be very damaging for live exports, the Department of Agriculture has said.
By Paul Mooney on 09 February 2017
Elanco Ireland paid a dividend of €11m in 2015 to its parent company despite racking up significant restructuring losses.
By Lorcan Allen on 05 January 2017
Ciarán Lenehan and Peter Varley outline a step-by-step guide to injecting cattle correctly
By Ciarán Lenehan on 03 January 2017
Making sure all aspects of animal health are up to date is one of the most important management tasks on the farm, writes Francis Breen.
By Kieran Mailey on 15 December 2016
From the start of January 2017, herd owners in Northern Ireland will no longer receive routine letters relating to negative BVD test results.
By Odile Evans on 18 November 2016
Over the next few weeks, animals will be housed and attention will change to managing stock indoors. A smooth change is critical and attention to detail over the next few months is important.
By Adam Woods on 27 October 2016
In this week's management notes, we offer advice on buying in store cattle and grazing before housing, animal health and housing autumn born bulls for finishing.
By Kieran Mailey on 01 September 2016
When housing cattle for the winter, they are at increased risk to a disease outbreak, namely pneumonia or IBR. Kieran Mailey outlines a 10-step plan to help you prepare cattle for housing
By Kieran Mailey on 01 September 2016
With judging well under way, the pressure is building up in the rings - and around the stands where prices, health and safety issues are the hot topics at Ireland's largest livestock show.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 August 2016
Excess pollution in Lawrencetown River has caused consternation among local farmers and led to calls for local authorities to fix the problem.
By Anthony Jordan on 08 August 2016
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