Your guide to vaccinations, worming, controlling parasites, and preventing and treating disease in your herd.

Valuing genetic improvement
Siobhán Walsh
As a new season approaches, it is important that growers be aware of the variety options and the traits they carry.
13 July 2022 Animal Health
Grain quality improvements in winter barley varieties
Grain quality is improving in winter barley and six-rows are beginning to catch up with two-row varieties.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
Do dairy cows need a summer worm dose?
The popularity of the mid-season dairy cow worm dose has increased in recent years, but is it necessary, asks Aidan Brennan.
Mastitis in ewes greatly underdiagnosed
Mastitis giving rise to clinical symptoms and grave illness in affected sheep is usually detected, but there are significant issues that pass under the radar as they are not readily detected.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
Over 40% of veterinary professionals experiencing ‘abnormal’ stress levels
A Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) mental health study found that veterinary nurses and vets in non-managerial roles experience higher anxiety levels.
25 April 2022 News
Dealing with scour and pneumonia in calves
Aidan Brennan has some practical advice for farmers dealing with sick calves this spring.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Spike in weather-related eye issues
The recent storms and continued inclement weather is likely to be responsible for a reported increase in ewes succumbing to eye problems and temporary blindness.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Newborn calf protocol on Tullamore Farm
A look at what happens to new born calves on Tullamore Farm.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Keeping calves and sheep healthy
Aidan Brennan previews what to expect in the Animal Health Focus, from calf care to sheep eye care
2 March 2022 Animal Health
The professor explains: heard the words placenta or colostrum? What about afterbirth or biestings?
UCD Professor of Farming Tommy Boland explains the biological systems working within our farm animals that keep them safe and heathy before they are born and immediately after.
19 February 2022 Animal Health