Category: Animal Health

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NSA welcomes new president

THE National Sheep Association (NSA) is pleased to announce Lord Inglewood (pictured left) of Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, as the new NSA president. Lord Inglewood takes over this significant position from His...

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Liver Fluke implications

FASCIOLA HEPATICA infects the liver of both cattle and sheep. For part of its life cycle liver flukes inhabit the snail, Limnea truncatula. This important stage of the parasite life cycle necessitates wet and...

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Implications of blowfly strike

BLOWFLY strike in the UK results in the opportunistic invasion of living tissues by the larvae of Lucilia sericata (greenbottles), Phormia terrae-novae (blackbottles) and Calliphora erythrocephala (bluebottles). Economic impact The incidence of disease is...

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Expert advice on lambing

Lambing is a crucial time for sheep farmers, we asked Brecon vet and co‐opted member on the FUW’s animal health committee, Kate Hovers, to give us some hints and tips on making sure the lambing process...

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Update on Avian Influenza

THE Welsh Government has announced a new Avian Influenza (AI) Prevention Zone, in place from 28 February until 30 April. The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has confirmed there will...

CLA abscessation of the parotid lymph node at the base of the ear.

Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA)

CASEOUS lymphadenitis (CLA) is a chronic contagious skin disease primarily of sheep and goats caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Transmission occurs • Directly between sheep during close confinement. Fighting, causing skin lesions on...