Animal Health Ireland

Advice: Milk recording in preparation for selective dry cow therapy

Advice: Milk recording in preparation for selective dry cow therapy

It is not too late in the year to start milk recording in preparation for selective dry cow therapy (SDCT),...

June 22, 2022

Chair of Animal Health Ireland announces retirement

Chair of Animal Health Ireland announces retirement

Chair of Animal Health Ireland (AHI), Mike Magan, is to set to retire from his position at the end of...

November 24, 2021

Liver fluke incidents in beef cattle down in 2021

Liver fluke incidents in beef cattle down in 2021

The percentage of liver fluke incidents in beef cattle at slaughter has witnessed a reduction in cases this year when...

August 19, 2021

BVD testing: Where do the latest figures stand?

BVD testing: Where do the latest figures stand?

Farmers are well aware of the rigorous and ongoing testing of calves for the presence of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)...

May 17, 2021

Animal Health Ireland announces 2 new recruits

Animal Health Ireland announces 2 new recruits

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) has announced the appointment of two new members to its board, following the approval of the Minister...

April 25, 2019

Teagasc and AHI strengthen ties with new agreement

Teagasc and AHI strengthen ties with new agreement

A renewed ‘memorandum of understanding’ (MOU) has been signed by Teagasc and Animal Health Ireland (AHI), building on the co-operation...

January 4, 2019

Animal Health Ireland to host CalfCare open days this month

Animal Health Ireland to host CalfCare open days this month

Animal Health Ireland is organising a programme of ‘CalfCare’ workshops throughout the month of January, focusing on calf health. There...

January 4, 2019

Farm prevention and control mechanisms for heifer mastitis

Farm prevention and control mechanisms for heifer mastitis

Heifer mastitis can be a significant problem for some herds, with Animal Health Ireland (AHI) outlining that heifer mastitis can...

October 31, 2018

National Beef Conference: What percentage of Irish herds have been exposed to IBR?

National Beef Conference: What percentage of Irish herds have been exposed to IBR?

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a virus that spreads between cattle and can cause a number of problems, including: coughing;...

October 30, 2018

Have you considered selective dry-cow therapy?

Have you considered selective dry-cow therapy?

With the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the armoury of medications available to farmers when it comes to drying off...

October 29, 2018

Why bother with a dry period?

Why bother with a dry period?

Attention is slowly turning to the dry period at farm level and many dairy farmers may consider milking on to...

October 28, 2018

14 steps to get the best results at drying off

14 steps to get the best results at drying off

The steps taken by farmers when drying off cows can have a significant impact on mastitis levels during the dry...

October 27, 2018

Don’t turn a blind eye to high SCC cows

Don’t turn a blind eye to high SCC cows

Turning a blind eye to a cow with a high somatic cell count (SCC) could prove to be a very...

October 6, 2018

BVD prevalence down 84% since 2013

BVD prevalence down 84% since 2013

Back in 2013, it became compulsory for farmers operating in the Republic of Ireland to tissue tag test calves born...

May 23, 2018

Over 600 herd owners partake in first phase of Johne’s control programme

Over 600 herd owners partake in first phase of Johne’s control programme

638 herd owners have registered as part of phase one of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme, according to Animal Health...

March 22, 2018

3 steps to control Johne’s disease this calving season

3 steps to control Johne’s disease this calving season

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle, which can have a negative economic impact on farms. With calving gathering...

January 31, 2018

Is your calf shed fit for purpose?

Is your calf shed fit for purpose?

Calves that stay healthy in the first six weeks of life go on to produce more milk, according to Charles...

January 25, 2018

7 key BVD messages for farmers in 2018

7 key BVD messages for farmers in 2018

Significant progress has been made this year towards the eradication of the BVD virus in Ireland, according to Animal Health...

December 12, 2017