Animal Health

10,000 vaccine doses for EHV arrive in Ireland

10,000 vaccine doses for EHV arrive in Ireland

10,000 vaccine doses for equine herpesvirus (EHV) have arrived in Ireland, following an outbreak of the disease on the continent....

March 22, 2021

Equine sector asked to ‘double down’ on biosecurity measures

Equine sector asked to ‘double down’ on biosecurity measures

The equine sector is being asked to “double down” on biosecurity measures following an outbreak of disease in horses on...

March 3, 2021

What could have caused an abortion in a cow or heifer?

What could have caused an abortion in a cow or heifer?

Nearly every dairy and beef farmer will have experienced a cow or heifer aborting or ‘throwing a calf’ at some...

December 20, 2020

UFU highlights concerns regarding animal movements from GB to Northern Ireland

UFU highlights concerns regarding animal movements from GB to Northern Ireland

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is very concerned about Northern Ireland (NI) farmers being able to access genetics which they...

December 15, 2020

Taking a targeted approach towards stomach and lungworms

Taking a targeted approach towards stomach and lungworms

Both stomach and lungworm parasites can have a massive impact on both the thrive and the average daily liveweight gain...

November 21, 2020

Highest risk value for liver fluke in Kerry and Cork

Highest risk value for liver fluke in Kerry and Cork

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), in collaboration with Met Éireann, has released its forecast of the predicted risk...

November 18, 2020

NI farmers urged to profit from improving animal health and welfare

NI farmers urged to profit from improving animal health and welfare

CAFRE researchers are exploring how farmers can take advantage of retailer focus on animal welfare within food production systems. Alan...

August 27, 2020

Animal disease: ‘We tend to forget that health is the default for every species’

Animal disease: ‘We tend to forget that health is the default for every species’

A University College Dublin (UCD) professor has said that people tend to “forget that the default position is one of...

July 29, 2020

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

This spring has been very challenging on farms to say the least. The weather hasn’t been playing ball and getting...

March 23, 2020

Lameness beginning to rear its head on farms…what can I do about it?

Lameness beginning to rear its head on farms…what can I do about it?

Lameness is a serious welfare issue affecting almost every dairy farm in the country. Lameness issues on farms are likely...

March 22, 2020

Variable silage quality affecting protein levels in milk on farms

Variable silage quality affecting protein levels in milk on farms

The persistent poor weather conditions, which have made grazing conditions challenging, have resulted in many farmers feeding silage for longer...

March 12, 2020

A 100% natural product being brought to the Irish animal nutrition market

A 100% natural product being brought to the Irish animal nutrition market

Michael Casserly, managing director of MCL Agri Supplies, has recently returned from a trip to Brazil where he visited the...

March 6, 2020

Ewe management: It’s time to administer clostridial vaccinations

Ewe management: It’s time to administer clostridial vaccinations

With the lambing season approaching for mid-season flocks, it’s time for farmers to start administering vaccinations. In particular, a clostridial...

January 20, 2020

How to manage your rams after the breeding season

How to manage your rams after the breeding season

With the breeding season wrapped up on sheep farms across the country, attention now turns to the ewe and her...

January 19, 2020

What could be the reason for a cow ‘throwing her calf’?

What could be the reason for a cow ‘throwing her calf’?

Almost all dairy and beef farmers will experience a cow aborting or ‘throwing a calf’ at some stage or another....

January 4, 2020

AHI looks to further ‘priority work areas’ at 10-year milestone

AHI looks to further ‘priority work areas’ at 10-year milestone

Additional reporting by Claire Mc Cormack Additional priority work areas in the dairy and beef sectors are now in the...

October 23, 2019

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

With the drying-off period only around the corner, one of the key components of setting your cows up for next...

October 16, 2019

‘The cost of disease is a major drain on farm profitability’ – UCD veterinary lecturer

‘The cost of disease is a major drain on farm profitability’ – UCD veterinary lecturer

The cost of disease is a major drain on farm profitability; particularly when you take into consideration the indirect costs...

October 13, 2019