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Ireland

Dairy Cattle

Common diseases of Dairy Cattle in Ireland

Calf Pneumonia

Pneumonia in the young, pre-weaned dairy heifer calf can have a long term impact on her overall lifetime productivity. The first 8 weeks (56 days) in the life of a dairy heifer are crucial, as growth ...

IBR

IBR (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis) is an infectious viral disease of cattle caused by Bovine Herpes Virus 1 (BHV-1). IBR is the most common clinical manifestation associated with B...

Lameness

Reduce your Costs, Increase your Profit How can you reduce your costs and increase your profit? Quite simply, if you have a lameness problem-tackle it! It is a very common problem on Irish farms ...

Leptospirosis

Leptospira hardjo is a widespread disease in Ireland (>70% dairy and >80% beef herds[1]). Leptospira Hardjo is the Leptospirosis serovar (group) that affects cattle in Ireland. There a...

Mastitis

Mastitis means ‘inflammation of the udder', and is usually caused by a bacterial infection. Regarded as the most economically significant infectious disease of dairy cattle, the incidence of cli...

Worms

Worm burdens in animals at pasture are an inevitable fact of farming in Ireland. With calves and yearlings being turned out this Spring, farmers are planning pasture management and should also be putt...