Fly and Louse Problems in Sheep
EBLEX supports the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) which produces the attached monthly Health Bulletin.We hope you find this useful and at the end of the bulletin, there is a link to a short interactive quiz based on its content.
Also below the monthly disease forecast and topical fact sheets on conditions in cattle and sheep to be aware of this month.
The disease alert fact sheet is also supported by an online presentation which is new for this season and gives more detail. This can be viewed at:
Parasite Forecast and Disease Alert
This month, Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) is discussed, a highly infectious disease of sheep which may be introduced or spread within your flock at shearing. Also, heat stress in dairy cattle which can have a major effect on health and productivity. In this webinar James Aitken BSc BVetMed MRCVS, Orchard Veterinary Group, Glastonbury, discusses the presenting signs, treatment and prevention of these conditions.
NADIS publishes a monthly Parasite Forecast for farmers and livestock keepers, based on detailed Met office data. The Parasite Forecast outlines the parasitic challenge facing cattle and sheep in the different regions of the UK.The main emphasis this month is on PGE in lambs with advice on risk factors, how and when to worm including SCOPS recommendations and movement to “clean” pastures. Lungworm in cattle is discussed as is the risk of liver fluke in cattle and sheep associated with both winter and summer infection of snails. There are also brief updates on blowfly and Schmallenberg virus vaccination.