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Spring Update

May 1st, 2023

Spring has definitely sprung! The weather has warmed up and there are lambs and calves everywhere. Read more . . .

The introduction of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway

April 1st, 2023

DEFRA launched their new initiative in the form of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP). This will form a key part of the wider agricultural transition plan. Read more . . .

How to spot bird flu symptoms amidst the UK’s biggest outbreak

November 2nd, 2022

The UK’s bird population is experiencing its biggest ever outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu), with cases found in wild and captive birds. 47.7m birds have been culled since September 2021.

African Swine Fever (ASF)

September 15th, 2022

African swine fever seems to be a never ending hot topic. Reports suggesting that over half the breeding population has been wiped out in China, it would not be unreasonable to assume that it will also cause some more major issues in Eastern Europe.

Preventing ewe mastitis

September 10th, 2022

Lambing time is the danger period of the year for ewes. From twin lamb disease, to prolapses and difficult lambings, to uterine infections.

Flooding: The long-term impacts on livestock health

September 7th, 2022

Recent years have given us more than a few weather challenges; from the “beast from the East” to some of the driest summers in years.

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