Green light for new vet school 'coming fast' - Taoiseach
Rachel Donovan
A decision on where the new vet school will be located is expected in the next "few weeks", Taoiseach Simon Harris has said.
What is the prevalence of lameness on Irish sheep farms?
Jake Delaney, Teagasc, gives an update on current research establishing the incidence and causes of lameness and also touches on dealing with a spike in cases of scald.
15 May 2024 News
Bill on vet practice ownership back on the table
The bill would ensure that veterinary practices can only be owned by licensed vets.
No plans for bluetongue vaccine in Ireland
The Department of Agriculture said the bluetongue situation is being monitored closely and keeping the virus out of the island of Ireland is a main priority.
8 May 2024 News
Climate change: driving up animal diseases on your farm
Wetter and warmer weather will bring with them a whole new set of disease pressures for Irish farms. Caitríona Morrissey reports.
8 May 2024 News
One in five badgers test positive for TB
Despite the high positive rates, there are concerns that the survey could be under-estimating the extent of bovine TB infections in local wildlife.
Department could take over the inspection of small abattoirs
Approximately 30 local authority veterinary inspectors carry out food safety duties at some 500 smaller abattoirs across the country.
1 May 2024 News
Beef Management: BPS application deadline and grass tetany prevention
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser application on beef farms, BPS deadlines and preventing grass tetany on suckler farms.
1 May 2024 Management
Minister dismisses new vet places
Given the complexity of the new vet school projects, Minister O'Donovan is not expecting additional places to be available in 2024, shortlisted colleges call for clarity, writes Sarah McIntosh.
1 May 2024 News
Agri Careers: shortlisted colleges call for ‘clarity’ on new vet school
The promised increase in veterinary medicine places in 2024 remains undecided, leaving students and colleges frustrated with the lack of progress, writes Sarah McIntosh.
1 May 2024 Education
Maps: BVD hotspots a decade on - 2013 v 2023
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said Irish farmers have made “tremendous progress” towards eliminating BVD and that the disease’s eradication programme “is now at a critical point”.
29 April 2024 News
Significant trade bonanza from any EU-UK veterinary deal
A veterinary agreement that went beyond the existing trade provisions would increase agri-food exports from the UK to the EU by more than one-fifth. Imports from the EU would also increase by 5.6%.
28 April 2024 News