Priority cull report key feature in Johne’s control in autumn

A priority cull report, a tool to improve Johne’s disease management in dairy herds, will be the focus of a series of Johne’s masterclasses for vets. Developed by the Action Group on Johne’s, the report is included in NMR’s (formerly known as National Milk Records) Johne’s screening service, HerdWise, from October 1. NMR vet Karen … Read more

An update on sheep scab control

“Sheep scab”, or psoroptic mange, is a highly pathogenic and contagious disease of sheep that has huge implications to sheep welfare and economics. A large collaborative research project funded by the VMD – and involving the Moredun Research Institute and the universities of Bristol, Glasgow and Nottingham – has been researching sheep scab control with … Read more

Disease control zone lifted around Norfolk site after testing

A temporary control zone set up around a site in Norfolk last week amid fears of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), plus a second infection, has been lifted. A 10km temporary control zone, which also stretched over the county border into Suffolk, was declared around premises near Feltwell in West Norfolk on Thursday night (June 23) after … Read more

Defra declares 10km foot-and-mouth control zone in Norfolk

A 10km temporary control zone has been placed around a premises near Feltwell. Defra has declared a temporary control zone around premises in Norfolk as it tests for suspected foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in pigs. A 10km temporary control zone has been declared around a premises near Feltwell, in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk district, after … Read more

Sheep scab control project rolls out

A £ 220,000 project involving vets, farmers and industry professionals has been officially launched in Northern Ireland to tackle sheep scab. The Northern Ireland Sheep Scab Group has joined up with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI), and Moredun Research Institute to launch the initiative. The project was launched … Read more