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5 tips for reducing antimicrobial use in clinical mastitis

Livestock Last edited 20/08/20
David Jackson BVetMed MRCVS of Westpoint Farm Vets looks at what is often the main contributor to dairy antimicrobial use, namely clinical mastitis.

Stop your chickens suffering from pesky Red Mite

Livestock Last edited 29/07/20
As temperatures begin to rise don’t let your chickens be part of the 430 million in Europe riddled with red mite.

Could you reduce piglet handling?

Livestock Last edited 24/07/20
Pig farmers could save up to half a day’s work each month and dramatically improve piglet welfare by combining iron and coccidiosis treatments in the early days.

Tackling Salmonella

Livestock Last edited 21/05/20
Tackling Salmonella by improving broiler gut health provides substantial gains for farmers and processors.

Cobalt not B-vitamin needed

Livestock Last edited 21/05/20
Lambs need cobalt for fast finish, not B-vitamin 'go faster stripes'.

Financial support package for dairy farmers

Livestock Last edited 14/05/20
RABDF welcomes £10k support for farmers but warns more may be needed.

New shearing checklist

Livestock Last edited 07/05/20
Ensuring shearers, wool handlers and farmers work in partnership to keep everyone operating at safe distances.

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