The following links are to websites we trust and are excellent sources of information.
Since NADIS was formed in 1995 it has monitored diseases in cattle, sheep and pigs across the UK, producing monthly reports to enable disease trends to be monitored
They provide numerous information sheets, listed alphabetically, for various species including
Cattle: http://www.nadis.org.uk/livestock/cattle.aspx (including excellent mastitis information)
The parasite forecast is also invaluable for up-to-the-minute information and advice: http://www.nadis.org.uk/parasite-forecast.aspx
Cryptosporidium in Calves
This link includes excellent information regarding how to disinfect sheds between batches of calves, also relevant to controlling coccidiosis: http://www.kilco.co.uk/blog/cryptosporidium-infection-in-calves/
AHDB Beef and Lamb (formerly Eblex)
AHDB Beef & Lamb is the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England, which exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector.
Numerous factsheets are available regarding the Better Returns programme, focussing on
For all you need to know about colostrum.
This site provides really user-friendly information regarding tuberculosis in cattle.
Schmallenberg virus has accounted for a high barren rates and birth abnormalities recently. More information can be found on the AHDB website.
Updates on current disease threats can be found at on the animal and plant health agency website.