Ep 71: Raising awareness of rabbits’ environmental needs, with Suzanne Moyes

Now in its 16th year, Rabbit Awareness Week 2022 is taking place from 27 June to 1 July. The event is backed by the Rabbit Awareness Action Group (RAAG), which comprises some of the UK’s largest animal welfare organizations and charities, and is led by Burgess Pet Care. This year’s theme is “Room for rabbits”, … Read more

Plowright honor for cattle disease research

A leading academic has been awarded the prestigious Plowright Prize for his work examining the development, prevention, control and treatment of infectious diseases in cattle. Herman Barkema is due to receive the award, presented by RCVS Knowledge in recognition of his research into mastitis, Johne’s disease and antimicrobial resistance, at a ceremony at RCVS Day … Read more

Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Australian Cattle Dogs (2022)

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Whether you know them as Australian Cattle Dogs or Blue Heelers, these intelligent dogs are an impressive breed. Not only bright, but Heelers are also loyal and loving dogs that will help … Read more

Tackling Salmonella hidden in dairy herds

The practice where the author works offers free quarterly bulk milk antibody screening to all of its dairy clients for Salmonella groups B and D, among other diseases. This is a useful tool to help understand herd’s disease status, often prompting further investigation. As a practice, it wanted to proactively monitor the disease status of … Read more

Nottingham scientists use tech to look at farmed calf personalities

Researchers using sensor technology have found calves reared on farms not only vary significantly in their movement and space patterns, but are more predictable in their behavior compared to others. A team from the University of Nottingham, led by Jasmeet Kaler from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, has published a study in the … Read more

Biosecurity app launches to reduce disease risk on farms

An app designed with the assistance of vets is being trialled on farms to help identify and resolve weak spots in biosecurity. It is hoped that the app, if successfully rolled out in Wales, will help reduce the need for antibiotics in livestock, helping in moves to tackle antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals and the country … Read more

BCVA Congress 2022 program revealed

The BCVA has unveiled early details of its 2022 congress, taking place in Birmingham on 20 to 22 October. The association said a packed program of cattle presentations would cover youngstock, TB, fertility, endemic diseases, sustainability and beef, while well-being and sheep, goats and camelids sessions were also planned. A big attraction for the congress, … Read more

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

Ceva webinars to cover livestock fertility

A webinar series will cover sustainability, sexed semen and fertility management to bring farm vets up to date on new fertility solutions for dairy farms. Ceva Animal Health is running the free webinars on Thursday 16 June and Tuesday 21 June at 4pm in collaboration with speakers: Jude Capper from Harper Adams University Stephen Butler … Read more

Ep 70: Matt Gurney on the use of anti-nerve growth factor drugs in OA management

Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a key player in osteoarthritis (OA) pain transmission and, as a result, anti-NGF drugs (monoclonal antibodies bedinvetmab for dogs and frunevetmab for cats) represent a novel therapeutic target for OA. In this episode, Congress Times editor Tom Jackson speaks to Matt Gurney of Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists about his early … Read more