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Brucellosis Vaccine

Brucellosis Vaccine

| by Les Ellison

Initiative Calls For New Collaborative Approach The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVMed) is calling for veterinary laboratory, academic and industrial collaboration toward ‘milestone two’ in developing and manufacturing an effective vaccine against... read more »

Lower Lambing Season Losses

Lower Lambing Season Losses

| by Les Ellison

Fast Field Test for E.coli- K99 Pathogen The first lambs of the lambing season are here and full of the joys of the spring yet to arrive. Delivering as early as the second week in... read more »

Survey of Horses and Owners Shows Importance of FEC Monitoring

Survey of Horses and Owners Shows Importance of FEC Monitoring

| by Les Ellison

A survey of horse owners at the 2017 Royal Welsh Show found that better awareness of routine faecal egg counting (FEC) in horses could reduce the need for veterinary treatment. The UK’s county-based agricultural... read more »

Paramphistomiasis In The UK - Accurate Egg Counting Is No Fluke

Paramphistomiasis In The UK - Accurate Egg Counting Is No Fluke

| by Les Ellison

Paramphistomiasis, or rumen fluke, is of increasing interest as a parasitic disease of livestock producing a range of non-specific symptoms including diarrhoea, weight loss and general weakening. Paramphistomes are two-host trematode parasites that spread... read more »

Egg Counts and Coccidians - Controlling Coccidiosis in Cattle and Sheep

Egg Counts and Coccidians - Controlling Coccidiosis in Cattle and Sheep

| by Les Ellison

Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease caused by single-celled coccidian parasites. Though there are several species of coccidian protozoa, all must get inside the cells lining the intestines of their host to reproduce. Coccidians spread when their eggs... read more »

Resistance Is Useless: Antimicrobials– Awareness, Behaviour and Diagnostics

Resistance Is Useless: Antimicrobials– Awareness, Behaviour and Diagnostics

| by Les Ellison

Super-bug resistance to antimicrobial treatment is a serious problem for pig, poultry and cattle farmers in the UK and worldwide. Many antibiotics ‘of last resort’ are longer effective against infections caused by bacteria such... read more »

Rinderpest Eradication – A Veterinary Success Story

Rinderpest Eradication – A Veterinary Success Story

| by Les Ellison

On 8 May 1980, the World Health Organisation declared the devastating human disease, smallpox, officially eradicated in every country of the world. Only one other disease has been similarly eradicated at the global level:... read more »

Herd Animals Are Increasingly Popular As Domestic Pets

Herd Animals Are Increasingly Popular As Domestic Pets

| by Les Ellison

More and more Brits are keeping livestock animals as domestic pets. Exotic herd animals including llamas, alpacas, and other camel-type species have joined sheep, pigs and goats on the list of ‘pet’ animals served... read more »

McMaster Faecal Egg Count (FEC) Monitoring Of Tapeworm Infestation

McMaster Faecal Egg Count (FEC) Monitoring Of Tapeworm Infestation

| by Les Ellison

Checking the faeces of sheep, goats, cattle, horses and the UK’s growing lama and alpaca herd for tapeworm eggs is a tried and tested method for monitoring gastrointestinal parasite infestation. McMaster Slide Faecal Egg Count... read more »

Leaving The EU: Brexit and Britain’s Animal Business

Leaving The EU: Brexit and Britain’s Animal Business

| by Les Ellison

As Britain looks toward a future separate from the borderless union of Europe, the question of whether or not the UK’s animals will be better off is still a hot topic of argument. Historically, Britain... read more »

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