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    Colostrum Management Factsheet

    Colostrum Management

    Colostrum is the fuel of life and making sure your calves get enough is the cornerstone to all successful calf rearing enterprises.
    Bull Breeding

    Bull Breeding

    Managing reproduction effectively to achieve optimum fertility is essential to the running of a profitable cattle enterprise.
    Summer Mastitis

    Summer Mastitis

    British summer weather may be unpredictable but summer mastitis certainly isn't. It is a disease that changes little over the years, affecting the same farms year after year and often just certain fields within those holdings.
    Sheep Lameness

    Sheep Lameness

    For many UK flocks, lameness is an endemic problem and prevalence has probably increased following the change in weather patterns to mild winters and wet summers.

    Schmallenberg

    Schmallenberg virus was first detected in August 2011 within Germany, spreading to the Netherlands, Belgium and now the UK.
    Metabolic Disease

    Metabolic Disease

    Diseases affecting the sheep’s nervous system can affect sheep at all ages and points in the production cycle, presenting with a number of different signs.
    Managing the Periparturient Cow

    Managing the Periparturient Cow

    The time immediately around calving (periparturient period) is the most critical part of a cow's year for many health and production reasons.
    Embryo Transfer

    Embryo Transfer

    It takes four to six months for the eggs in a cow's ovaries to grow to their ovulatory state. Management of the cow during this period is critical in determining their ability to yield transferable embryos that become established pregnancies.
    Bovine Coccidiosis

    Bovine Coccidiosis

    Coccidia are single celled protozoal organisms of the genus Eimeria. They have a complex life cycle involving both asexual and sexual reproduction.
    Campylobacter

    Campylobacter

    Campylobacter foetus venerealis is one of the many potential causes of bovine infertility and abortions.

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