- The team
Since December 2016 a number of cases of the highly pathogenic (i.e. serious) strain of Avian Influenza H5N8 have been confirmed in the UK. It mainly affects birds, but can affect humans and other animals. It is spread by direct contact, or by infected body fluids and faeces.
In birds it causes symptoms including a swollen head, loss of appetite and birds going off lay. Breathing difficulties are common and include coughing, sneezing and rattling. Some species, for example ducks and geese, show minimal disease; however in other birds the disease is often fatal.
It's that time of year again.... Mild temperatures during the day and dropping during the night will predispose calves to pneumonia. Calf jackets are a great way to minimise the impact of this whilst promoting growth, as energy from the feed can go into this rather than keeping warm. Check out these cosy calves on Sarah's routine this morning. Calf jackets in stock at Calweton vets!