Machine learning diagnostic tool can aid diagnosis of the cause of mastitis from environmental vs. contagious, and dry cow vs. lactating cow with reasonable accuracy.
Nominations for the farm animal wellbeing awards for research and achievement open until April 30th.
NOAH warns dairy farmers of potential shortfall of mastitis treatments after six key antibiotics are withdrawn from sale.
Farm vets granted key worker status, but only essential farm visits should continue.
DEFRA animal welfare grant schemes to launch from April 22nd with vets, government and farmers working together to improve animal health and welfare.
New Ubropen intramammary lactating cow tubes (Boehringer Ingelheim) containing procaine penicillin launched for first line mastitis treatment. SID usage and no need to refrigerate.
Alamycin LA 200mg/ml and Oxycare 20% LA solutions SPCs updated with new withdrawal periods (cattle meat and offal 41 days, milk 8 days; sheep meat and offal 24 days and pig meat and offal 20 days).
Following severe flooding vets urged to watch out for medium term effects on disease prevalence.
BVA and SVS position statement discourages routine tail docking and castration of lambs unless there is no suitable alternative.
New louping ill vaccine being developed in the face of increasing numbers of sheep and red grouse affected since withdrawal of the previous vaccine.
BCVA covid-19 updates including lab updates, OV work and guidance on clinical practice.
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