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Animal health

The threat of grass tetany has resurfaced, as heavy rain continues in most parts of the country, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 21 August 2017
Daniel McPartlin examines lungworm in cattle and describes the symptoms involved in an infection
By Farmers Journal on 05 August 2017
Minister sees "no threat to the number of laboratories" as Ireland's first five-year animal health strategy focuses on prevention rather than cure.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 July 2017
Antibiotic usage should be monitored electronically and e-tagging of cattle and sheep are considered under the new animal health strategy.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 July 2017
NI and Scotland achieve BSE negligible risk status
The potential boost to trade for NI from attaining negligible risk status has been estimated at £12m per year.
By Odile Evans on 25 May 2017
New EU plant health law to deal with pests
On a visit to Dublin, the European Commissioner for Health outlined animal health, anti-microbial resistance and food waste as some of his top priorities.
By Odile Evans on 23 May 2017
Bird flu management 'a success story' as restrictions lift
The Department of Agriculture has ended the compulsory housing of farmed birds in place since Christmas as a precaution against the spread of avian influenza, with no case recorded in Irish flocks.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 April 2017
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 28 March 2017
MSD acquires Brazilian animal health company
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
"Brexit fallout: animal disease risks" - Brendan Dunleavy, Killeshandra, Co Cavan
By Letters to the Editor on 16 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
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
Managing herd health during the busy time on livestock farms
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 06 July 2017
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