Pneumonia

Autumn-calving: Clinical signs of pneumonia in calves

Autumn-calving: Clinical signs of pneumonia in calves

Pneumonia and scour are the main illnesses that are experienced by young calves, with pneumonia being the most common cause...

October 30, 2021

Autumn-calving: Steps to prevent pneumonia in calves

Autumn-calving: Steps to prevent pneumonia in calves

Pneumonia is a respiratory disease that can affect cattle at any stage. It is a complicated, multi-factorial disease, caused by...

October 17, 2021

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Any farmer who buys or sells weanlings will be well aware of the detrimental effect a case of pneumonia can...

August 27, 2021

Beware the threat of pneumonia following a change in weather

Beware the threat of pneumonia following a change in weather

It is hard to know what season it is currently, if we were to go by the change in weather...

April 6, 2021

Tips and best practice to avoid pneumonia at housing

Tips and best practice to avoid pneumonia at housing

If the conditions are suitable a pneumonia outbreak can occur in a herd at almost any time of the year. However,...

November 30, 2020

Respiratory disease: How much does a pneumonia outbreak cost?

Respiratory disease: How much does a pneumonia outbreak cost?

Respiratory diseases cause more deaths in young growing cattle in this country than any other disease, according to Teagasc. The...

November 30, 2020

Housing: What is the biggest factor that affects cattle cleanliness?

Housing: What is the biggest factor that affects cattle cleanliness?

With the wet weather beginning to hit all parts of the country over the past number of days, farmers have...

November 11, 2018

Housing: Ventilation is the key to minimise pneumonia this winter

Housing: Ventilation is the key to minimise pneumonia this winter

We’re heading into that time of the year again, when farmers’ attentions turn to preventing disease in animal housing over...

September 15, 2018

Pneumonia: What impact does it have on slaughter dates?

Pneumonia: What impact does it have on slaughter dates?

Pneumonia in beef animals not only has an immediate cost in terms of medication, but it can also result in...

May 28, 2018

How much is pneumonia costing your beef enterprise?

How much is pneumonia costing your beef enterprise?

Pneumonia in beef calves not only has an immediate cost in terms of medication, but it can also result in...

March 1, 2018

Vets on pneumonia red alert – ‘Farmers must reduce cattle stress levels’

Vets on pneumonia red alert – ‘Farmers must reduce cattle stress levels’

Farmers must do everything they can to reduce stress levels for young stock at housing, according to Galway Veterinarian Liam...

November 15, 2016

‘Respiratory problems on the rise within calf rearing units’

‘Respiratory problems on the rise within calf rearing units’

The current humid conditions are predisposing young calves to higher than normal levels of respiratory- related health problems, according to...

November 8, 2015

How one farmer went from treating 20% of calves for pneumonia to none

How one farmer went from treating 20% of calves for pneumonia to none

Two years ago, Co. Meath farmer John Smith was treating at least 20% of his calves for pneumonia with expensive...

February 11, 2015