Northern Ireland
MP gets assurance on vet medicines
David Wright
In a letter to DUP MP Sammy Wilson, a UK government minister has said that they will act to ensure the continued supply of vet medicines to NI.
31 August 2022 Breeding & health
THRIVE demo farm winter vaccination protocol
Declan Marren outlines the vaccination protocol on the THRIVE demo farm in preparation for the housing period.
10 August 2022 Features
Veterinary: ‘it’s not just a job. It’s a vocation’
Aoife Ferris discusses winning Young Vet of the Year, her career path in veterinary and what can be done to attract more people into large animal practice. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue
Local vet criticises sheep shower operators
Scab is caused by mites, and the dip from shower units does not reach all parts of the sheep.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Breaking down the vet bill on Tullamore farm
Declan Marren takes a look at the annual vet bill on Tuallamore farm and breaks it down by enterprise to see where the money is being spent.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
Number of registered veterinary professionals reaches ‘all-time high’
The Veterinary Council of Ireland has stated that there is over 3,250 veterinarians registered with the regulatory body.
4 July 2022 News
Apply lessons from COVID to farming, says vet
Farmers should think carefully when bringing animals onto their farm said Dr Sam Strain.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Worms: To dose or not to dose
Adam Woods takes a look at dosing 2022-born calves and what the current best practice is in relation to the responsible use of dosing products.
PwC to review DAERA’s handling of vet case
An independent review of how DAERA handled a case involving former vet Dr Tamara Bronckaers is to be completed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Brewing beer on a farm in the foothills of Croagh Patrick
Cillian Ó Móráin was a vet before he decided to pursue his life-long passion for brewing. He now runs a brewery on a farm in the foothills of Croagh Patrick. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
25 May 2022 Features
Journalist turned sheep farmer stuck in the middle with ewe
Holly Crawford’s new book is a traditional love story, just with added sheep. She discusses moving from England to a Northern Ireland sheep farm in conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
18 May 2022 Features
Delay offers a chance to defuse veterinary medicines timebomb
Farmers, vets and merchants all have concerns around the National Veterinary Prescribing System that need to be allayed.
11 May 2022 Dealer