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Beef
Stress a huge factor in pneumonia incidence
Adam Woods
Beef editor Adam Woods sits down with Sarah Higgins MVB, ruminant & equine veterinary manager at MSD Animal Health to talk about issues around pneumonia and its prevention.
Winter health management critical to performance
25 October 2023 Animal Health
Winter health management critical to performance
Adam Woods previews this week’s indoor health management focus.
IBR, the disease and its control
25 October 2023 Breeding & health
IBR, the disease and its control
Dr Maria Guelbenzu, programme manager for BVD and IBR, Animal Health Ireland, takes a look at IBR this week.
Lying space requirements for housed cattle
Adam Woods takes a look at lying space requirements for cattle being housed this winter.
25 October 2023 Breeding & health
Tips to prevent pneumonia in suckler weanlings at housing
Michelle McGrath, assistant programme manager at Animal Health Ireland, takes a look at keeping weanlings healthy ahead of the autumn weaning period.
3 September 2023 Animal Health
Autumn herd health checklist
Autumn is a high-risk period for animal health. Aidan Brennan outlines an animal health checklist to help prevent problems from occurring.
3 September 2023 Animal Health
Top 10 tips for autumn-calving suckler farms
Kieran Mailey takes a look at some tips for autumn-calving suckler herds.
2 September 2023 Animal Health
Ewes not thriving – are underlying health issues to blame?
The Thin Ewe Study run by the Department’s Regional Veterinary Laboratories and Teagasc provides a good opportunity for farmers to investigate underlying health issues.
2 September 2023 Animal Health
Vigilance needed ahead of autumn period
Adam Woods previews this week’s animal health focus ahead of an important time for animal health on farms.
30 August 2023 Animal Health
Cell count solutions to solve somatic cell count and mastitis on dairy farms
Michelle McGrath, assistant programme manager at CellCheck, takes a look at the cell count solutions programme aimed at solving high somatic cell count problems and mastitis on dairy farms.
14 June 2023 Breeding & health
Bluetongue poses serious threat to livestock industry
The Department of Agriculture asks anyone intending to import bluetongue-susceptible animals to consider and implement preventative measures to keep Ireland disease-free.
14 June 2023 Breeding & health
Health issues important in heatwave conditions
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s inside this week’s summer health focus.
14 June 2023 Animal Health