Climate change: driving up animal diseases on your farm
Caitríona Morrissey
Wetter and warmer weather will bring with them a whole new set of disease pressures for Irish farms. Caitríona Morrissey reports.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
Changing circumstances increasing liver fluke risk
A combination of favorable climatic conditions, drug resistance, greater animal movements and agri-environment scheme measures, are said to be giving the risk of liver fluke a greater edge.
14 February 2024 Breeding & health
Liver fluke still causing significant issues
Farmers need to be mindful to ensure the control programme implemented is adequate, and use all available information to explore the level of risk that animals are facing.
Weekend weather: mild and cloudy with outbreaks of rain
According to Met Éireann, the weekend will be mild overall, with some rain in places.
2 February 2024 News
Sheep management: hill ewe condition, liver fluke and marketing lambs.
Reports indicate body condition in hill flocks is also a concern, with a higher percentage of ewes lacking condition compared to previous years.
31 January 2024 Management
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
10 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep Management: liver fluke warning, scanning records and sheep census
Liver fluke dosing plans may need to be reviewed for higher vigilance of issues following the identification of unusually late cases of acute/sub-acute liver fluke.
27 December 2023 Management
Liver fluke warning as deaths seen in eight-month-old weanlings
The warning from the Animal Health Surveillance Unit is based on unusually late cases of acute liver fluke in sheep and sub-acute disease in cattle.
23 December 2023 Breeding & health