NADIS - Parasite Forecast and Disease Alert - January

By Suffolk Sheep Society 4th January, 2016

NADIS - Parasite Forecast and Disease Alert - January



January webinars are now out - click here to view




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  • Worm control in lambs and yearling / shearlings
  • Lice in sheep
  • Liver fluke in cattle and sheep


  • Lice in cattle
  • Vaginal prolapse




Part 1 - What does poor fertility cost?
Part 2 - Benefits of treating the individual cow
Part 3 - Benefits of treatment at the herd/group level
Part 4 - Breeding for fertility - When cows should be inseminated

Part 5 - The impact of mastitis and lameness on fertility
Part 6 - Better record keeping - the key to improving performance
Part 7 - Using bulls - the benefits and the pitfalls
Part 8 - Managing Heifer Fertility
Part 9 - Cow Body Condition Score (BCS) and Fertility Performance in Dairy Herds

Test your knowledge with the associated quizzes and gain an animal health certificate.

Poor fertility is probably the most economically important animal health issue - the average loss in the UK is around £250 per cow, equivalent to approximately 3.5p/litre.

These losses have increased since the start of the century, as in most parts of the world, including the UK, cattle fertility has declined in recent years.








Sheep Abortion




Coccidiosis in Calves

Coccidiosis in Lambs




Oestrus Detection in Cattle

Targets and Benchmarking




Identifying and treating the abnormally cycling cow




If you would like to publish the links to the webinars on your website/intranet, you may copy and paste the following short summaries of the Parasite Forecast and Disease Alert and use the accompanying images above.

Parasite Forecast
Image: Lice in Sheep
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 UK regions. This month’s webinar focuses on chronic liver fluke in sheep and cattle and worms in young sheep as well as lice infestations in sheep

Disease Alert
Image: Lice in Cattle
Even though the weather has been mild, most fields have certainly been too wet to get cattle out and many have been housed for some time now, increasing the risk of lice infestation. As ewes get closer to lambing, it is also important to look out for signs of vaginal prolapse and deal with them quickly for a successful outcome. In this month’s webinar, James Aitken of Orchard Veterinary Group discusses these two important conditions.

If you would like to use any of the NADIS A-Z animal health material on the NADIS website please do so. 


Rob Dunsford

Fantastic article - really enjoyed reading.

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