Bovine respiratory disease – re-engaging an old challenge

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a complex syndrome caused by multiple factors, including environmental and management-related stressors, and a long list of viral and bacterial pathogens. In combination, these factors overwhelm and dysregulate host immunity, and lead to disease. The financial costs and negative impacts of BRD, in both the dairy and beef sectors, are … Read more

Free webinar to explain the bacterial risks of raw feeding in companion animals – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Horiba is hosting a free CPD webinar for veterinary nurses, where Dr Conor O’Halloran BVSc MSc PhD MRCVS will explain the bacteriological risks and benefits of feeding a raw diet to companion animals, on Thursday 7th July 2022 at 7.30pm. Feeding companion animals with unprocessed products has become increasingly popular, and whilst ready-prepared raw pet … Read more

Allergies affecting horses – how RVNs can support such cases

Allergies are commonly seen in equine patients. This article will look at two of the main respiratory and skin allergies that affect horses, and investigate how the RVN can assist the vet with the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Equine asthma Equine asthma (EA) is one of the most common respiratory diseases of modern-day … Read more

Tackling quality issues increases milk by ‘4p per liter’

Dairy farms involved in a project to tackle issues that impact on milk quality increased milk price by 4p per liter after making recommended changes. Farming Connect, a project in Wales delivered by Menter a Busnes and Lantra Wales, and funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, has been … Read more