According to the Cattle Health Certification Standards around 51% of British dairy and beef herds are thought to be infected by neospora, with the annual cost per farm estimated at £3,000/year. The disease, which usually comes from dog faeces, causes abortions and premature calving. Parent stock can also transmit the disease to offspring, so it can sweep through the herd with catastrophic results. See also: 4 areas where dairy farmers can cut antibiotics use Fi Boothby, veterinary surgeon at The […]