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Although no deformed lambs or calves have been reported, Schmallenberg (SBV) antibodies have been found in home-bred cows for the first time in Scotland, the Scottish Government has confirmed.FULL ARTICLE
From reports being received by the NSA, it would appear that fewer lambing flocks are now experiencing SBV compared to those lambing before Christmas and early into the New Year.FULL ARTICLE
Novartis Animal Health urges sheep farmers to ‘Prepare, Predict, Prevent’ in a campaign to help raise awareness of blowfly strike management.FULL ARTICLE
Novartis Animal Health has advised animal health professionals and farmers that the flukicide, Fasinex®240, is not subject to the European Commission ban on straight flukicides for dairy animals following a recent variation approval.FULL ARTICLE
New sheep parasite protection chart as guide for SQPs, vets and farmers
Novartis Animal Health has published a product usage chart aimed at SQPs, vets and farmers that gives guidance on the use of ectoparasites through the seasons.
There is advice on the treatment of pre- and post-shearing ewes, and early season and main season lambs, plus recommendations for end of season treatments.
Helen Langham, Brand Manager at Novartis Animal Health, said: “The chart is designed to provide an overview of the ectoparasite challenges faced by sheep and lambs through the year, and explain which products should be applied and when.”
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