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  • Michael Seales, Defra - Interview Podcast

    Interview with Michael Seales who Chairs the Animal Health & Welfare Board for Defra. This interview addresses the changes at Defra in light of the recent spending review and what those changes will mean in practice.

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  • Sara Perez Minster Poultry Vets - Interview Podcast

    An interview with Sara Perez from Minster poultry & Gamebird Vets addresses how she approaches her clients flocks, to maintain and ensure a healthy flock and how future change is inevitable…

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  • Martin Smith AHDB - Interview Podcast

    Interview with Martin Smith from AHDB talking about the new Pig Hub with is due for launch in 2016. Martin discusses the how the database will benefit the pig industry, as it collates the antibiotic use in the UK pig herd.

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  • Neospora Podcast

    Neospora Caninum

    What is it?

    Neospora Caninum is a protozoan parasite that is an important infectious cause of weak calves and abortion in cattle. It can affect other species including sheep, goats and camelids, however these are thought to be less susceptible.

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  • AHDB - Research Seminar 2016

    AHDB - Research Seminar 2016

    Join AHDB Dairy for their 1st Dairy Research Seminar – Discover, Innovate and Grow on 1st and 2nd March 2016 in Kegworth, Derbyshire.

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  • Cryptosporidioisis & Johne's Disease

    Cryptosporidioisis & Johne's Disease

    Both Johne’s disease and cryptosporidiosis can have a major impact on the health and welfare of your cattle and can result in significant financial loss at the farm level.

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  • AHDB - Dairy: Housing Cows - It's as easy as A, B, C - West Sussex

    AHDB - Dairy: Housing Cows - It's as easy as A, B, C - West Sussex

    Find out how to cast a critical eye over cubicles and loose yards with AHDB Dairy’s building specialist David Ball, who has 30 years’ experience managing a large herd of high yielding Holsteins. David will take you through the ABCs of bovine bliss to properly assess if housing meets the cows’ needs.

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  • Mid-season worm pressures affect dairy herds

    Anthelmintic resistance is a growing concern in the dairy industry. As the peak parasite season approaches, careful monitoring of dairy heifer condition is essential.
    The financial benefits of replacement heifers calving down at 24 months is well-known. Dr Andy Forbes, COWS technical representative and Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine, explains that for each week the 24 month target is missed, the average cost to the business can be up to £1,171 per 100 head of cattle.

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