Keep up to date with anything relevant happening on cattle infectious diseases and in MSD Animal Health

  • Flies – Nuisance by name, nuisance by nature
    With temperatures slowly on the rise, next on the agenda – fly season. Impact on production and spread of disease Anyone who has worked with cattle during the summer months needs little reminding of the annoyance which flies can cause. They can be responsible for a state of unrest in the parlour for both cows … Read more
  • Reducing Abortion Rates in Your Flock: Enzootic Abortion of Ewes and Toxoplasmosis
    Eleanor Brady, MVB MRCVS, Ruminant Veterinary Manager, MSD Animal Health Many Irish flocks will experience a few abortions each year, but how many abortions is too many? Targets for abortion and overall empty rate are set at <2% and <5% respectively, although many flock owners accept rates higher than this. Approximately one third of lamb … Read more
  • IBR Vaccination of Youngstock
    Helena Madden MVB MRCVS Cert DHH Ruminant veterinary manager MSD Animal Health IBR – Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis Infection with IBR virus is widespread in the cattle population in Ireland, with evidence of exposure in over 70% of herds (both beef and dairy).  It is capable of causing disease (both clinical and subclinical) resulting in significant … Read more
  • Reducing the risk of pneumonia in calves at turnout
    Sarah Higgins MVB MRCVS CertAVP, Ruminant & Equine Veterinary Manager, MSD Animal Health Respiratory disease is commonly seen in both dairy and suckler calves. Pneumonia is the most significant cause of death in cattle greater than one month of age in Ireland. There are substantial long term implications of respiratory disease on productivity for both … Read more
  • Bolstering immunity with Bovilis Bovipast RSP: Reduce and control pneumonia in your herd
    Frequently Asked Questions about Bovilis Bovipast RSP answered by Sarah Higgins, Ruminant & Equine Veterinary Manager
  • “Game changing” impact of Bovilis INtranasal RSP Live
    County Wexford dairy farmer describes Bovilis INtranasal RSP Live as a “game changer” for the health of his calves Dermot Kehoe milks a 90-strong (mostly Holstein Friesian) herd with his wife Angela on their farm outside New Ross. The Kehoes also keep replacement heifers and 12 Aubrac cows. “We use the Aubrac bulls on the … Read more
  • Tackling calf scour – Time to think vaccination – Bovilis Scour Vaccine
    James highlights how the Bovilis scour vaccine has helped reduce the risk of calf scour occurring on his dairy farm.
  • Bovilis Scour Vaccine – The leading calf scour vaccine
    The Bovilis Rotavec Corona is a single-shot injectable vaccination, given to pregnant cows to subsequently help protect the calf from diarrhoea caused by Bovilis Rotavec Corona is given pregnant dams to help protect the calf from scour causing pathogens.

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