Focus > Herd health - November 2018

AMR – a challenge to vets, farmers and herd health

At CAVI 2018, Donal Lynch MVB Cert DHH, from Donal Lynch Veterinary Practice and XL Vets, hosted a session on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the challenges it poses to veterinary practitioners and farmers. In this article, Donal revisits this most serious topic and the impact of AMR on herd health

Vets urged to play their part during World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 12-18 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is calling on vets to handle and administer antibiotics with care

Influenza D virus in cattle

Research was conducted this year at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, Food, and Marine Laboratory Services to determine whether influenza D virus was present in cattle in Ireland and to investigate epidemiologic factors that might be related to this virus. Orla Flynn, a scientist at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, outlines the process and outcomes

Integrative equine sports medicine

Sinead Devine MVB cVMA, certified animal chiropractor and assistant professor in Equine Clinical Studies, University College Dublin examines the increased use of complementary and alternative methods to manage lameness conditions in equines and decrease the risk of re-injury