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Useful Links

The following links are to websites we trust and are excellent sources of information.

 

NADIS

http://www.nadis.org.uk/

Since NADIS was formed in 1995 it has monitored diseases in cattle, sheep and pigs across the UK, producing monthly reports to enable disease trends to be monitored

They provide numerous information sheets, listed alphabetically, for various species including

Cattle: http://www.nadis.org.uk/livestock/cattle.aspx (including excellent mastitis information)
Sheep: http://www.nadis.org.uk/livestock/sheep.aspx
The parasite forecast is also invaluable for up-to-the-minute information and advice: http://www.nadis.org.uk/parasite-forecast.aspx

 

Cryptosporidium in Calves

This link includes excellent information regarding how to disinfect sheds between batches of calves, also relevant to controlling coccidiosis: http://www.kilco.co.uk/blog/cryptosporidium-infection-in-calves/

 

AHDB Beef and Lamb (formerly Eblex)

http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/

AHDB Beef & Lamb is the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England, which exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector. 

Numerous factsheets are available regarding the Better Returns programme, focussing on

Breeding http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/returns/breeding/
Selection for slaughter: http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/returns/selection-for-slaughter/
Health and Fertility: http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/returns/health-and-fertility/
Nutrition and Forage: http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/returns/nutrition-and-forage/
Systems and Costings: http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/returns/systems-and-costings/

 

BLUETONGUE

Click this link for information about how to spot and report this notifiable disease of ruminants.

Up to date information can be found on the NFU website.

In addition, APHA and the Pirbright Institute have created two videos on BTV that are available on Youtube.

Bluetongue vaccine is currently available, at limited levels.

 

DEFRA

Updates on current disease threats can be found at on the animal and plant health agency website.