Your guide to vaccinations, worming, controlling parasites, and preventing and treating disease in your herd.

Over 40% of veterinary professionals experiencing ‘abnormal’ stress levels
Barry Murphy
A Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) mental health study found that veterinary nurses and vets in non-managerial roles experience higher anxiety levels.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Dealing with scour and pneumonia in calves
Aidan Brennan has some practical advice for farmers dealing with sick calves this spring.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Spike in weather-related eye issues
The recent storms and continued inclement weather is likely to be responsible for a reported increase in ewes succumbing to eye problems and temporary blindness.
Newborn calf protocol on Tullamore Farm
A look at what happens to new born calves on Tullamore Farm.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Keeping calves and sheep healthy
Aidan Brennan previews what to expect in the Animal Health Focus, from calf care to sheep eye care
2 March 2022 Animal Health
The professor explains: heard the words placenta or colostrum? What about afterbirth or biestings?
UCD Professor of Farming Tommy Boland explains the biological systems working within our farm animals that keep them safe and heathy before they are born and immediately after.
19 February 2022 Animal Health
Indoor management key to hitting targets
Adam Woods previews this week indoor management focus and what tips and advice are inside it
3 November 2021 Breeding & health
Liver fluke control on suckler farms
Adam Woods takes a look at liver fluke control strategies on suckler farms in 2021.
3 November 2021 News
Understanding new milk recording reports
Aidan Brennan looks at the details behind the new milk recording reports and how farmers can use the reports to better manage SCC.
1 September 2021 Animal Health
Bluetongue virus – vigilance required
With warm weather midges increasingly active, this article is a timely reminder for all livestock farmers to watch out for bluetongue.
1 September 2021 Animal Health
Autumn period critical for animal health on farms
Adam Woods previews this week’s autumn animal health focus in the Irish Farmers Journal.
1 September 2021 Breeding & health
Summer health on dairy farms
Below are some of the things to watch out for on dairy farms during the summer period.
9 June 2021 Animal Health