Sheep

Sheep

Relevant Links

National Animal Disease Information Service

Sustainable Control of Parasites in sheep (SCOPS) and worming strategies designed to delay the onset of wormer resistance.

ResPig® Farm Audit and Economic Simulator tools is an aid for veterinarians to
analyze PRDC related farm problems and make decisions on the control of swine respiratory disease. In addition to the online tools, this web site also contains information on PRDC and I/SPAH pig vaccines.

What's New?

DateDescription
12 May 2011Medical Card Initiative Will Help WFU Highlight Farm Zoonoses Threat During The Summer Show SeasonFarmers and others working with livestock are being urged to pick up a free medical contact card at county shows across the UK this summer. The card helps to make GPs and farmers more aware of the threat ...
2 February 2011'Talking Sheep' 2011'Talking Sheep' 2011 is being repeated again this year and will be sponsored once again by Intervet/Schering-Plough. Regional meetings are now under way with the first in this year's series of meetings ...
26 July 2010New, easier-to-use antibiotic sprayA new oxytetracycline antibiotic spray that promises greater convenience and less product wastage for livestock farmers is available from veterinary practices.Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has ...
17 December 2009Subsidised Diagnostic Service for Barren EwesWith sheep scanning underway in many parts of the country, farmers running a flock with a barren rate greater than 2% can now ask for a subsidised flock blood test to establish whether the cause of the ...
11 November 2009High Barren Rate Could be an Indication of ToxoplasmosisSheep farmers having ewes scanned for pregnancy over the coming weeks and finding barren rates above 2% could have a flock under threat from toxoplasmosis.Speaking to a meeting of professional scanning ...
15 October 2009Sheep Producers Failing to Capitalise on Vaccine ValueMany sheep producers are failing to capitalise on the efficacy and value of proven vaccines and could significantly improve their control of preventable diseases simply by following product usage instructions ...
28 July 2009FAI Assesses New Sheep Lameness Reduction ProtocolA new management protocol designed to provide sheep producers with a long-term solution to flock footrot problems is being evaluated on three UK farms by FAI Farms.The practical protocol – which has proved ...
8 May 2009New Management Guide Aims to Cut Costs of FootrotKey information geared to reducing the damaging affects of footrot in sheep is available in a new management guide published by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.In addition to explaining the highly ...
8 May 2009Sheep Abortion Testing Service Now AvailableSheep producers who have experienced more than 3% of ewes aborting this lambing season are being urged to take advantage of the subsidised blood testing service that detects exposure to toxoplasmosis ...
3 April 2008Manage cats, manage toxoplasmosisManaging a mature – but neutered – cat population on farm, alongside a suitable vaccination policy, is the best route for dealing with toxoplasmosis in sheep. Many people wrongly assume that cat control ...
17 March 2008Five million lambs lost every yearA report in last week’s Vet Times (10 March) suggests that the UK sheep flock is losing around one in six of its lamb crop in the period leading up to, and immediately after birth. This equates to more ...