This Scottish summer has meant that cattle are likely to be coming into housing with wet backs and with a potential to be carrying higher-than-average worm burdens. Conditions are also well suited to a higher prevalence of pneumonia.

Housing can be a stressful time for cattle, particularly young stock, and the main aim is to make the transition as smooth as possible. The use of vaccinations and a correct dosing protocol can lower the incidence of disease and the need for emergency veterinary intervention in the coming months.