Veterinary pharmaceuticals manufacturer Zoetis has purchased MSD's former production plant in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.
By Thomas Hubert on 29 September 2017
Following an outbreak of abortion two years ago, Mayo sheep farmer Michael Rowland now has a strict vaccination policy in place to protect against toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion
Vaccination against toxoplasmosis, one of the two major causes of abortion in sheep, is an integral part of the herd health programme for Laois farmer Paul McDonald.
Dawn Farm Foods has grown in exponential proportions since the 1980s and now produces enough ham every year to cover the pitch in Aviva over 5,000 times.
By Alison Sinnott on 27 May 2017
By 2050 we need to produce 70% more food. We need to do that with less land, less water and also looking at reducing greenhouse gases (GHG).
By Amy Forde on 25 May 2017
Ireland is in a good position to deal with EU legislation on potential antibiotic restrictions in livestock, the MSD Animal Health conference heard on Thursday.
By Odile Evans on 25 May 2017
Of 53 cows put in calf, Wexford suckler producer Paul Barden was left with just 12 calves alive due to a BVD outbreak. And the devastation was caused by a bought-in heifer that turned out to be a PI.
A shortage of a vaccine for salmonella has developed, Ciaran Lenehan reports.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 16 March 2017
Veterinary practitioner and Sligo sheep farmer Ronan Gallagher has direct experience of the devastating impact of an abortion outbreak caused by either toxoplasmosis or enzootic abortion (EAE).
“We were lucky to lose just the one calf. It could have been a disaster,” said Cork farmer Billy Nicholson when recalling the outbreak of scour in his last batch of calves, born in spring 2015.
"I couldn’t believe how the ringworm began to clear after we used the vaccine," said Offaly beef producer Kieran Dooley, who experienced a severe case of ringworm infection in bulls last year.
Vaccination is an integral component of the footrot control programme for leading Texel breeder Michael McHugh.
Only one cattle pneumonia vaccine registered in Ireland utilizes IRP technology.