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A survey of sheep and/or cattle farmers in the UK shows confusion over the diagnosis and control of rumen fluke and liver fluke

R.C. Hoyle, H.R. Vineer, J.S. Duncan, D.J.L. Williams and J.E. Hodgkinson | Veterinary Parasitology | September 2022
The aim of this online survey study was to capture the awareness of rumen fluke and to describe the current control measures used by sheep and/or cattle farmers in the UK for both liver fluke and rumen fluke…

Defining the Effect of Oxytocin Use in Farrowing Sows on Stillbirth Rate: A Systematic Review with a Meta-Analysis

S.V. Hill, M. Del Rocio Amezcua,E.S. Ribeiro, T.L. O’Sullivan and R.M. Friendship | Animals | July 2022
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to identify the benefits and possible side effects of the use of oxytocin during farrowing…

To scan or not to scan? The economics of transthoracic ultrasonography for ‘whole-flock’ ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma screening in UK sheep flocks

P. Davies, B. Strugnell, L. Thomas, F. Lovatt and I. Willison | Veterinary Record | October 2022
The aim of this study was to simulate the net economic outcome for a commercial flock with a low prevalence of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) if different culling strategies were adopted based on results obtained from transthoracic ultrasonography (TTUS)…

Effects of routine treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at calving and when lame on the future probability of lameness and culling in dairy cows: A randomized controlled trial

J.P. Wilson, M.J. Green, L.V. Randall, C.S. Rutland, N.J. Bell, H. Hemingway-Arnold, J.S. Thompson, N.J. Bollard and J.N. Huxley | Journal of Dairy Science | May 2022
The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to investigate the effects of routine treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) at first and subsequent calvings and during treatment for lameness on the future probability of lameness and culling…

Cattle farmer psychosocial profiles and their association with control strategies for bovine viral diarrhoea

N.S. Prosser, M.J. Green, E. Ferguson, M.J. Tildesley, E.M. Hill, M.J. Keeling and J. Kaler | Journal of Dairy Science | April 2022
The aim of this survey study was to investigate the psychosocial profiles of UK cattle farmers and to evaluate how individual profiles and factors from the COM-B framework of behaviour change are associated with the farmer’s control strategies for bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)…

Prospective cohort study of the association between early lactation mastitis and the presence of sole ulcers in dairy cows

C. Watson, M. Barden, B.E. Griffiths, A. Anagnostopoulos, H. M. Higgins, C. Bedford, S. Carter, A. Psifidi, G. Banos and G. Oikonomou | Vet Record | February 2022
The main aim of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the association between clinical mastitis (CM) in the first 30 days in milk (DIM) and presence of sole ulcers (SU) in dairy cows in early lactation…

Evaluation of the use of ketoprofen for the treatment of digital dermatitis in dairy cattle: A randomised, positive controlled, clinical trial

K. Kasiora, A. Anagnostopoulos, C. Bedford, T. Menka, M. Barden, B.E. Griffiths, D. Achard, K. Timms, V. Silva Machado, A. Coates and G. Oikonomou | Veterinary Record | October 2021
The objective of this randomised, positively controlled study was to evaluate the potential benefits of ketoprofen in cows with active digital dermatitis (DD)…

Randomized controlled field trial comparing quarter and cow level selective dry cow treatment using the California Mastitis Test

J.M. Swinkels, K.A. Leach, J.E. Breen, B. Payne, V. White, M.J. Green and A.J. Bradley | Journal of Dairy Science | August 2021
The objective of this randomised controlled field study was to compare antibiotic use and dry period outcomes of selective cow level treatment (SCLT) and selective quarter level treatment (SQLT) in dairy herds in the United Kingdom, using the California Mastitis Test (CMT) to determine infection status at the quarter level at drying off (DO)…

Impact of research on contagious ovine digital dermatitis on the knowledge and practices of UK sheep farmers and veterinarians

J.S. Duncan, J.W. Angell, D. Grove-White, T.R. Walsh, N. Seechurn, S. Carter and N. Evans | Veterinary Record | June 2021
The aim of this observational survey-based study was to identify the impact of the dissemination of research findings from a previous study on the knowledge and practices of sheep farmers and veterinary surgeons in their management of contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) and to identify any future research needs…

From the other perspective: Behavioural factors associated with UK sheep farmers’ attitudes towards antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

C. Doidge, E. Lima, F. Lovatt, C. Hudson and J. Kaler | PLOS ONE | May 2021
The aim of this observational study was to categorise sheep farmers based on their attitudes to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance and then identify the behaviours associated with the farmers in these groups…