Is a follow-up lice treatment required mid-winter?
Kieran Mailey
There has been a number of farmers reporting ongoing problems with lice, despite cattle being treated for such parasites after housing.
17 December 2022 Management
Thrive: lice issues resurface in treated cattle
Do not let external parasites compromise liveweight gain in cattle this winter.
16 December 2022 News
Free vet consultation on farm parasites in 2023
Funding will continue next year to support farmers to determine the parasites on their farms and the products required to address them.
Best policy for parasite control
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck Programme manager with Animal Health Ireland, outlines some of the key criteria for dosing stock this winter.
7 December 2022 Breeding & health
Five tips for fluke drenching cattle
When treating cattle for fluke, outlined are a few things to consider for effective parasite control.
26 November 2022 Management
Sheep scab undetected in flocks, study finds
Scab is a highly contagious disease in sheep which is caused by a mite and can lead to itching, wool loss, reduced animal performance and welfare issues.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Investigating causes of sheep scratching not related to external parasites
In recent years some farmers, vets and manufacturers of antiparasitic veterinary products have raised issues which have later been diagnosed as fungal or bacterial skin infections.
19 November 2022 Breeding & health
Ten steps to indoor management for cattle
With cattle housed for the winter, outlined are 10 steps to managing animals through the winter period.
9 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Treating cattle for lice after housing
Lice is a common parasite that will irritate cattle if left untreated during the winter housing period.
8 November 2022 Management
Winter health: your veterinary questions answered
Adam Woods puts our readers’ questions to Offaly-based vet Donal Lynch ahead of a critical period for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Animal Health
Re-thinking wormer use on sheep farms
The first in a series of National Sheep Association meetings took place in Co Antrim last week.
5 October 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme