Your guide to vaccinations, worming, controlling parasites, and preventing and treating disease in your herd.

Remembering the four pillars of sheep health this summer
Martin Merrick
Keeping on top of health issues swill ensure the thrive of spring-born lambs to ensure a short finish period.
5 June 2024 Breeding & health
Mastitis: a summer problem on suckler farms
Adam Woods takes a look at mastitis prevention and control ahead of the peak season for mastitis cases on suckler farms.
5 June 2024 Management
High-risk months for redwater
Adam Woods reports on an increase in red water cases in the last few weeks, especially in the northwest of the country.
Keeping on top of summer health issues
Adam Woods previews this week’s summer health Focus and what’s inside.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Looking after the health of dairy calves
Aidan Brennan has some key management advice for looking after dairy bred calves this summer.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Late calving cows: cull them or breed them?
Adam Woods takes a look at the problem of late calving cows and what options are available to farmers.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Number of positive BVD results down on 2023
Declan Collins takes a look at the next steps after a calf is tested positive for BVD and has an update on positive results in 2024 so far.
3 March 2024 Animal Health
Spotting a sick animal on a dairy farm
Aidan Brennan looks at the signs of ill health and the best way to spot them on dairy farms.
2 March 2024 Animal Health
Frequently asked questions on calf care
Aidan Brennan attempts to answer some frequently asked questions on calf care and calf health problems.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
Keeping calves healthy on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods take a look at what Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver is doing to keep calves healthy.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
Alternatives to straw bedding
With straw in scarce supply Aidan Brennan looks to the alternative bedding options available for farmers this spring.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
Changing circumstances increasing liver fluke risk
A combination of favorable climatic conditions, drug resistance, greater animal movements and agri-environment scheme measures, are said to be giving the risk of liver fluke a greater edge.
28 February 2024 Animal Health