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Increased risk that bluetongue will be reintroduced to UK - scientist
Anne O'Donoghue
Dr Chris Sanders said the recent temperature increase has a significant bearing on the risk that the BTV-3 strain of bluetongue poses to UK livestock.
19 June 2024 News
TB skin test can miss individual animals - Department vet
David Quinn, a veterinary inspector at the Department of Agriculture, has put down the rise in TB cases to the expansion of the dairy herd and is optimistic that we might be about to turn a corner.
19 June 2024 Opinion
Good and bad in Labour party plans
The British Labour Party manifesto includes some positive commitments, but nothing on future farm funding.
DUP open to UK/EU veterinary deal
David Wright reports from a pre-election hustings events organised by the UFU.
19 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Limited availability of sheep abortion vaccines
Supply chain issues are likely to create a shortage off vaccines preventing enzootic abortion in sheep.
19 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Free bluetongue testing for farmers in Britain
Farms along the east and south coast of Britain are at highest risk of Bluetongue virus, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
11 June 2024 News
Antrim firm develops plastic shed roofing
The material is manufactured by Mallusk-headquartered company Brett Martin.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Munster Bovine appoints chief executive
With over 30 years' experience in the veterinary sector, Martin Kavanagh has been appointed as the new chief executive of Munster Bovine.
23 May 2024 News
CVS sells Irish vet practices for just €2
The practices are being sold to Global Veterinary Excellence, owned by vet James Cahill.
22 May 2024 News
Green light for new vet school 'coming fast' - Taoiseach
A decision on where the new vet school will be located is expected in the next "few weeks", Taoiseach Simon Harris has said.
16 May 2024 News
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 Sheep handling
Bill on vet practice ownership back on the table
The bill would ensure that veterinary practices can only be owned by licensed vets.
15 May 2024 News