EBLEX Monthly Health Bulletin - August 2013

By Suffolk Sheep Society 27th August, 2013

Parasite forecast for August

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Parasite Forecast

Lungworm in cattle and parasite gastroenteritis in lambs are likely to be the main problems this month, especially when significant rain eventually arrives after the prolonged dry spell. The risk of early liver fluke in cattle and sheep, and blowfly strike in lambs is also discussed.


Disease Alert

This month, Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (“New Forest Eye, “Pink Eye”) is discussed, a highly contagious disease that can spread rapidly by flies during the summer months. Synchronisation/early breeding of ewes is also covered including the use of “teaser” vasectomised rams, melatonin and progesterone impregnated sponges. In this webinar, James Aitken BSc BVetMed MRCVS, Orchard Veterinary Group, Glastonbury, discusses the main features of these topics.


There is also a specially commissioned webinar on Worms in Dairy Cows. Recent research indicates that even an apparently low infestation of worms can have a marked effect on milk production. The effects, diagnosis and control are discussed


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