Animal diseases are a serious drain on cattle profits and productivity. Yet the number and percentage of individual herds infected with one disease or another is still unacceptably high. These modules provide guidance on identifying the diseases and symptoms of some of the most debilitating diseases in cattle – and how to avoid them.
Worms are becoming increasingly difficult to control in cattle, with drug resistance posing considerable challenges. But simple management changes can cut costs and reduce the risk of resistance in the future. Jacqui Matthews, Moredun Research Institute, explains.
Adopting a more strategic approach to worm and fluke control can considerably reduce the damage intestinal parasites can cause to both cows' health and farm profitability. Professor Mike Taylor, vet consultant at the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) considers life cycles and suitable control.
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The Farmers Academy is an e-learning platform for the farming industry which includes graduates, farmers, advisors and anyone working in the supply industry. There are more than 100 modules on this platform that cover arable and livestock subjects as well as business and machinery.Find out more