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The Dealer notes two well-known Teagasc staff members are leaving but another has won an international award.
By The Dealer on 19 April 2018
Heptavac-P Plus vaccination a crucial part of flock health programme
Protecting against pneumonia and Clostridial diseases is a crucial component of the flock health programme of progressive south Roscommon sheep farmer Mark Donnelly.
By on 11 April 2018
Always investigate the reasons for sheep abortions, advises Sligo vet
Veterinary practitioner Paul Barnes has stressed the importance of establishing the reasons for barren sheep and abortions around lambing time.
By on 07 March 2018
MSD Animal Health has appointed a new director of its ruminant business unit across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
By Amy Forde on 11 January 2018
It is hoped that a shortage of the salmonella vaccine will ease before the end of the year.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 09 November 2017
The animal health giant has announced a new general manager to replace the retiring Seamus Maguire.
By The Dealer on 19 October 2017
Veterinary pharmaceuticals manufacturer Zoetis has purchased MSD's former production plant in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.
By Thomas Hubert on 29 September 2017
Mayo sheep farmer vaccinates against toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion
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
By on 21 August 2017
Abortion vaccination a critical practice on Laois sheep farm
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.
By on 21 August 2017
Some Irish companies were understood to have been targeted in a recent global cyber attack.
By The Dealer on 29 June 2017
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
Irish use of antibiotics in livestock among lowest in Europe
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
MSD acquires Brazilian animal health company
MSD Animal Health has acquired a controlling share of Vallée SA a leading privately-held producer of animal health products in Brazil.
By Amy McShane on 23 March 2017
BVD outbreak resulted in loss of over three-quarters of calves
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.
By on 22 March 2017
A shortage of a vaccine for salmonella has developed, Ciaran Lenehan reports.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 16 March 2017
MSD: Vital to establish the causes of sheep aborting
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).
By on 01 March 2017
Scour outbreak leads to big rethink on vaccination
“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.
By on 19 January 2017
Vaccine successful in shortening recovery time from ringworm
"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.
By on 11 January 2017
Vaccination plays important role in footrot control
Vaccination is an integral component of the footrot control programme for leading Texel breeder Michael McHugh.
By on 21 September 2016
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