Badgers living with worms more likely to have TB - study
Rachel Donovan
Badgers living with a lot of worms are more likely to catch TB, Professor Nicola Marples from Trinity College Dublin has said.
16 November 2022 News
Dairy calves worst affected by recent mild weather
Spring-born dairy calves are showing clinical symptoms of stomach worm and lungworm on the back of the recent mild weather.
23 October 2022 Breeding & health
Significant percentage of liver fluke treatments almost worthless
Farmers administering products that target only the mature stages of the liver fluke parasite are missing out on early immature and immature stages, which are the greatest concerns at present.
Earthworm populations indicate soil health
Biological activity within soils has benefits for soil structure, organic matter levels, water infiltration and plant growth.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep Management: ram breeding concerns, health risks and SWS tasks
Breeding is around the corner for many flocks, and plans should now be at an advanced stage including the flock breeding policy.
21 September 2022 Management
Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
21 September 2022 Advertisers' anouncements
Testing dosing efficacy with a faecal egg count reduction test
Now is a good time of year to carry out faecal egg count reduction tests as worm burdens in pasture are likely to be at a high level.
31 August 2022 Animal Health
Five cattle management tasks for August
With autumn just a couple of weeks away, outlined are a few herd management tasks to complete before the end of this month.
13 August 2022 Management
Beef Management: lungworm, THRIVE open day and building grass
This week’s Beef Managementlooks at lungworm infection, the THRIVE open day and building grass covers over the next month.
3 August 2022 Management
Three steps to help keep wormers working
Michael Gottstein, Teagasc head of sheep, outlines practical steps to slow the development of anthelmintic resistance on sheep farms.
27 July 2022 Breeding & health
Be alert for lungworm in young cattle following rain
The combination of rain over the weekend and heat will see worm burdens rapidly increase on grazing ground, putting young cattle at risk of lungworm.
26 July 2022 Management
Beef Managment: grass growth and worming advice
A look at grass growth issues across the country, the need for decent second cut silage crops and advice for worming cattle at grass.
22 June 2022 Management