Keep on top of worm burdens in young cattle
Kieran Mailey
With warm conditions forecast to follow rain showers this week, worm burdens will be increasing on grazing swards, which pose a health risk to young cattle.
Department signals earlier risk of nematodirus
Peak hatching will generally occur at the end of March in Munster and south Leinster and in the early days of April in the midlands and northern half of the country.
4 April 2024 News
Department issues nematodirus forecast and farmer advice
Lambs grazing contaminated pasture at six to 12 weeks of age are generally considered to be at risk of the parasite.
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.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
Sheep management: treatment of rams, external parasites and the CLP
Darren Carty outlines how rams may require preferential treatment after the breeding season, controlling external parasites and how a spike has occurred in issues with the clean livestock policy.
13 December 2023 Management
Do cattle need a mid-winter lice treatment?
Lice can affect cattle throughout winter and in many instances, animals will need a second or third treatment.
12 December 2023 Management
The older I get, the less I know about sheep
Dung samples of lambs threw up some unexpected results for Derek Robinson.
6 December 2023 Farmer Writes