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Articles Tagged ‘animal health’

Department of Agriculture issues liver fluke advice

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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has issued advice in relation to the predicted risk of disease caused by liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) infection in livestock, based on advice received from the Liver Fluke Advisory Group.

Ireland performs well in antibiotic use, conference hears

 

The use of antibiotics in Irish livestock is among the lowest in Europe, putting Irish agriculture in a good position to deal with EU legislation on potential restrictions on antibiotic use in food animals due to be introduced over the next three years. That's according to vet, Fergal Morris, who addressed an MSD animal health conference in Dublin today (May 25).

January calf care events organised by Teagasc and AHI

 

Teagasc and Animal Health Ireland, in conjunction with dairy milk processors, Aurivo, Dairygold, Glanbia and Lakeland Dairies, and supported by Volac, have joined forces to organise a series of 10 calf events this month.