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Ovine abortion season 2022 so far

In contrast to what is normally seen at this time of year, there are many more diagnoses of toxoplasma than EAE. Toxovax supply issues combined with promotion of vaccination to prevent EAE may have played a role.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 05/04/2022
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The ticks are rising

SRUC Veterinary Services has examined two post-mortem cases in cattle so far this week that have presented as sudden death and pneumonia after recent turn out to hill pasture.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 25/03/2022
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Factors that may affect ewe colostrum quality

Earlier this year Page et al. reported the findings of some research into ewe colostrum quality.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 22/03/2022
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Rickets in sheep

Cases of rickets are usually seen when sunlight levels are low and young hill sheep are grazed on good quality dairy grazing.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 17/03/2022
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Fertiliser application rate and mineral content of grass

As a valuable source of minerals to livestock it would be advisable to have fresh grass analysed for mineral content, as well as analysing grass silage later in the year.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 16/03/2022
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Update on Streptococcus dysgalactiae arthritis in lambs

Streptococcus dysgalactiae in the most common cause of joint ill in UK lambs and is also an issue in other countries. …

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 10/03/2022
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Schmallenberg update and testing

There has already been a diagnosis of malformations due to Schmallenberg virus in a sheep flock in Scotland in 2022.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 03/03/2022
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Listeria diagnoses

January and February have seen multiple diagnoses of listeriosis in both sheep and beef cattle this year.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 25/02/2022
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Metabolic sampling ewes pre-lambing

Checking the nutritional status of ewes before lambing will help to prevent body condition losses and metabolic issues like pregnancy toxaemia.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 15/02/2022
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Maximising your lamb crop

Our colleagues in SAC Consulting have organised a series of online events to prepare for lambing 2022, to minimise the losses at lambing time.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 15/02/2022
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Copper toxicity risk from spreading distillery wash by-product on pasture

Over the last few years, there have been several cases of copper toxicity in sheep associated with spreading distillery by-product on pasture.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 14/01/2022
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Control of watery mouth this lambing time

Ensuring good ewe nutrition, correct body condition score, a high standard of lambing shed hygiene and adequate, timely colostrum intake remain the mainstays of preventing watery mouth.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 23/12/2021
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