Resolved TB IRs – Do they need a movement license?

Brace yourself for the following information overload, but it is essential knowledge especially for Hampshire herds… An inconclusive reactor (IR) is an animal with a skin test result that is neither clear (negative) nor positive. Once found, they must be isolated from the rest of the herd until they are re-tested. This is to reduce …

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Heat stress

As the climate changes in the UK its worth considering the impact of heat stress on cattle in particular dairy cattle. Heat stress occurs when the environmental temperature humidity index >70; something that currently doesn’t happen very often but potentially could become more of an issue in the next few years.    Heat stress causes a …

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CCN – Polioencephalomalacia  or cerebrocortical necrosis. It is the time of year I start to be asked about CCN in sheep and lambs, and although there are also many other causes of neurological signs in young sheep this is a fairly common one, especially when the weather is very wet! Which means things are likely …

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