Thrive: five tips for castrating dairy beef calves
Declan Marren
On dairy beef farms where bull calves were reared this spring, it is time to think about castration.
5 June 2021 Management
Management practices should influence lamb castration decisions
With lambs only permitted to be castrated under three months of age, some farmers will need to make management decisions in the coming weeks.
26 July 2020 Management
Planning for castrating spring-born bulls
In spring-calving systems, it is time to start planning for castrating male calves over the coming weeks.
Beef management notes: grass growth, castration and tetany
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at grass supplies, castration, BDGP deadlines, tetany and keeping safe during the upcoming storm.
10 October 2018 Management
Tetanus: leads to a neurotoxin that affects all parts of the nervous system
Tetanus is a clostridial disease caused by the bacteria clostridium tetani. It occurs following a penetrating injury or a surgical procedure in the three weeks prior to the onset of clinical signs.
30 May 2018 Animal Health
Getting castration right on beef farms
Adam Woods takes a look at different methods of castration and tips on how to get them right.
2 August 2017 Management
Spotting the signs of clostridial diseases of cattle
Clostridial diseases in cattle can be serious and cause sudden death. What are the signs to look out for? The Journal Vet Team rounds up the usual suspects
23 April 2016 Breeding & health
Correct procedure for tail docking in lambs
While there are not many specific regulations for tail docking, they do have to be adhered to, writes Darren Carty.
28 March 2016 Management
Castration options and impact on animal performance
Those considering castrating bull weanlings should consider timing, methods and necessary health precautions.
27 February 2016 Animal Health
Vet's corner: Clostridial diseases in cattle
Eoin Ryan of UCD Vet Hospital explains the signs, diagnosis, treatment and control of clostridial diseases of cattle.
19 April 2015 News