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Beef
Be alert for lungworm in young cattle
Kieran Mailey
Warmer temperatures will see worm burdens rapidly increasing on grazing swards, putting young cattle at higher risk of respiratory problems caused by lungworm.
New sheep wormer made available in NI
The wormer is known as 'dual active' as it contains two compounds that target the same parasites.
8 June 2024 Animal Health
Remembering the four pillars of sheep health this summer
Keeping on top of health issues swill ensure the thrive of spring-born lambs to ensure a short finish period.
Setting up for success with sheep dipping facilities
While being one of the most effective controls of external parasites for sheep, dipping is both a laboursome and dangerous task, though steps can be taken to reduce risks and labour.
5 June 2024 Buildings
Get smart with sheep wormers this summer
Strategic dosing can lower worm burdens on farms and also prevent worm populations from becoming resistant, writes Peter McCann.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Keep on top of worm burdens in young cattle
With warm conditions forecast to follow rain showers this week, worm burdens will be increasing on grazing swards, which pose a health risk to young cattle.
28 May 2024 Management
Department signals earlier risk of nematodirus
Peak hatching will generally occur at the end of March in Munster and south Leinster and in the early days of April in the midlands and northern half of the country.
10 April 2024 Breeding & health
Department issues nematodirus forecast and farmer advice
Lambs grazing contaminated pasture at six to 12 weeks of age are generally considered to be at risk of the parasite.
4 April 2024 News
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