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TB eradication can’t be ‘done on the cheap’ - ICSA
Rachel Donovan
ICSA animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell says that the Government is “penny pinching” in its approach to eradicating TB.
11 May 2022 Dealer
Delay offers a chance to defuse veterinary medicines timebomb
Farmers, vets and merchants all have concerns around the National Veterinary Prescribing System that need to be allayed.
11 May 2022 Community
IFA to meet with Ulster Bank to discuss future of account holders
IFA farm business chair Rose Mary McDonagh said the exit of Ulster Bank from the banking market is creating huge uncertainty for many farmers.
10-point plan for early season dosing
Darren Carty speaks with Ciaran Lynch, Teagasc sheep specialist, as part of the industry supported initiative to combat anthelmintic resistance in sheep.
Less than a month until vet medicine rules change
The IFA has warned of unpreparedness to the veterinary medicine changes effective from next month.
4 May 2022 News
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
Pig event to focus on the practicalities of surviving sector’s crisis
The Irish Pig Health Society symposium will take place on Tuesday 26 April.
25 April 2022 News
IFA receives reports of knackeries overcharging
The IFA has said that farmers are reporting to have encountered knackeries charging more than they should be for collecting fallen animals.
22 April 2022 News
Financial support needed for farmers implementing parasite control plans – IFA
The parasite control plan was launched through the Targeted Advisory Service for Animal Health (TASAH), whereby farmers can avail of free on-farm vet visits and acquire support for parasite control.
21 April 2022 News
Irish cattle population broken up into seven herd types
The study offers benefits for disease control, calculating carbon emissions and undertaking profitability comparisons between the different enterprises.
20 April 2022 News
Top animal health tips for April
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck and Parasite Control programme manager, outlines some important tips for animal health in April.
20 April 2022 Breeding & health
Stop moving livestock after BVD outbreak
The latest figures show that 128 out of the 148 BVD-positive cattle disclosed in Northern Ireland during January were culled within five weeks.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland