Vaccination

Have you considered vaccinating your calves for scour?

Have you considered vaccinating your calves for scour?

Scour is the most common cause of death in calves less than one-month old and accounts for nearly 30% of...

December 11, 2021

Do you vaccinate your cows for Lepto?

Do you vaccinate your cows for Lepto?

Leptospirosis (Lepto) is a zoonotic disease that can be passed from infected cows to humans, usually through contact with urine,...

October 25, 2021

TD calls for VAT regime changes for farm animal vaccination

TD calls for VAT regime changes for farm animal vaccination

A TD is calling for changes to the VAT regime for farm animal vaccinations in order to incentivise farmers to...

September 24, 2021

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

The Health and Agriculture Ministers are urging the farming and rural community to get the vaccine to protect themselves from...

September 8, 2021

Summer scour: A ‘product of our success’

Summer scour: A ‘product of our success’

During the recent XLVets webinar ‘Getting the Most out of the Second Half of the Breeding Season’ Kevin O’Sullivan, a...

June 20, 2021

Reducing antibiotic usage on a calf-to-beef farm in Co. Kilkenny

Reducing antibiotic usage on a calf-to-beef farm in Co. Kilkenny

By Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme advisor Seán Cummins With the development of antimicrobial resistance, there’s an increased...

March 14, 2021

Should I vaccinate my suckler cows against calf scour?

Should I vaccinate my suckler cows against calf scour?

Spring calving on suckler farms is only a few weeks away and now is the time for farmers to start...

December 22, 2019

The importance of calf health and vaccination discussed in Co. Kildare

The importance of calf health and vaccination discussed in Co. Kildare

Farming on the Kildare/Carlow border, just outside Castledermot, Peter Byrne and his family run a dairy calf-to-beef operation in conjunction...

April 20, 2019

‘Animal welfare takes precedence over everything’ – industry expert

‘Animal welfare takes precedence over everything’ – industry expert

A spring-calving herd and grass-fed animals appear to be the main reasons why Ireland has achieved the lowest level of...

March 28, 2019

When is the right time to administer clostridial vaccines to my flock?

When is the right time to administer clostridial vaccines to my flock?

Lambing is fast approaching on many mid-season lambing flocks. Given this, it’s an ideal time to undertake clostridial vaccinations. ‘Booster’...

January 11, 2019

European Commission set to reduce VAT on animal vaccines

European Commission set to reduce VAT on animal vaccines

The European Commission has confirmed that it is working on plans to allow member states to apply a zero VAT...

April 25, 2018

Why clostridial vaccinations should be on top of your ‘to-do’ list

Why clostridial vaccinations should be on top of your ‘to-do’ list

Lambing is fast approaching on many mid-season lambing flocks. Given this, it’s an ideal time to undertake clostridial vaccinations. ‘Booster’...

January 4, 2018

Vaccination is the key to managing calf scour

Vaccination is the key to managing calf scour

Spring calving is only a few weeks away and now is the time for farmers to start gearing up for...

December 15, 2017

Injection sites: Where is the best place to administer vaccinations?

Injection sites: Where is the best place to administer vaccinations?

Over the course of an animal’s life, they will require many vaccinations and treatments. Whether treating cattle with specific medicines...

November 30, 2017

‘Worms an increasing problem within dairy herds’

‘Worms an increasing problem within dairy herds’

Stomach worm infestations are on the rise in dairy cattle this year, according to a Kilkenny-based veterinary surgeon. Richard Brennan,...

June 14, 2017

Conference: There is an ‘ongoing need’ for antibiotics within Irish farming

Conference: There is an ‘ongoing need’ for antibiotics within Irish farming

Antibiotics will be required on an ongoing basis within Irish agriculture, according to MSD Animal Health Director Fergal Morris. “But...

May 25, 2017

‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

A five-year, mass vaccination programme is needed to eradicate Bluetongue in Europe, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....

March 10, 2017

Badger vaccination programme in the pipeline ‘to reduce TB incidence in cattle’

Badger vaccination programme in the pipeline ‘to reduce TB incidence in cattle’

The Department of Agriculture intends to deploy a full badger vaccination strategy as soon as robust scientific evidence becomes available,...

December 1, 2016