Improving animal health to increase flock efficiency and sustainability
Frank Campion, Michael Gottstein and James Doran report on the importance of flock health on Brain Keane's farm in Co Wexford.
8 December 2023 News
IFA calls for deer recommendations to be implemented in new year
The recently published deer management report represents progress, the IFA has said.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health
December health corner – eye issues and liver fluke
Reports indicate that the change in weather and increase in supplementary feeding is giving rise to more eye-related problems, while liver fluke remains a concern.
Asbestos: ‘for farmers, the risk is in old machinery and older buildings
The use of asbestos as an insulator and fireproofing product was banned in 1999, but the fibrous mineral can still pose a serious cancer risk, writes Margaret Hawkins.
6 December 2023 Health
New free service for communities that experience tragedy
A crisis in this case is an unexpected event that has resulted in trauma to many members of a community, such as sudden unexpected deaths or serious injury.
4 December 2023 News
Health: how to keep stress at bay this Christmas
Forget the perfect tidy house and the credit card spree. Ask for help if you need it this festive season, writes psychotherapist Claire Lyons Forde.
29 November 2023 Health
HSA begins week-long farmer health and wellbeing inspection campaign
Farmers are at higher risk of conditions ranging from stress to cancer than other sectors of society, the HSA said.
20 November 2023 News
Britain extends bluetongue surveillance around Kent farm
A case of bluetongue serovirus-3 (BTV3 ) was detected in a single cow in Kent on 11 November.
18 November 2023 News
Exercise: 'get moving in the menopause'
It's important to keep moving through all phases of your life, including menopause, writes physiotherapist Stephen O'Rourke.
15 November 2023 Health
Farmers need to look after their heart health
Has a doctor listened to your heart lately? A stethoscope check can disclose a lot, including information about your heart’s rhythm and the health of its valves, writes Margaret Hawkins.
15 November 2023 Health
Health: ‘The minute she said tumour I thought ‘oh my God, this is serious’
Kathy Higgins, from Donegal was diagnosed with a cystic acoustic neuroma – a benign brain tumour – eight years ago. Here she chats with Margaret Hawkins about her recovery and moving forward in life
8 November 2023 Health
Plan early to protect inheritance, says adviser
An estate planning seminar was organised by Hills Financial Planning in Templepatrick, Co Antrim.
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland