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Survival of bovine digital dermatitis treponemes on hoof knife blades and the effects of various disinfectants

A. Gillespie, S.D. Carter, R.W. Blowey and N. Evans | Veterinary Record | January 2020
The aim of this study, funded by BBRSC and AHDB Dairy, was first to test the survival times of treponemes on hoof knife blades under aerobic conditions, and secondly to test a range of common disinfectants at working concentrations for removing viable treponemes from hoof knife blades…

Increase in the flock prevalence of lameness in ewes is associated with a reduction in farmers using evidence-based management of prompt treatment: A longitudinal observational study of 154 English sheep flocks 2013–2015

N.S. Prosser, K.J. Purdy and L.E. Green | Preventive Veterinary Medicine | December 2019
The aim of this longitudinal observational study was to investigate the prevalence of lameness and any changes in the management of lameness in sheep flocks monitored from 2013-2015…

Association of lameness and mastitis with return-to-service oestrus detection in the dairy cow

J. Remnant, M.J. Green, J. Huxley, J. Hirst-Beecham, R. Jones, G. Roberts and C.D. Hudson | Veterinary Record | October 2019
The aim of this observational study was to explore and quantify the impact of lameness and mastitis on return-to-service oestrus detection at individual cow level and to explore the impact of different ‘expected’ interval on any associations…

Do UK sheep farmers use orf vaccine correctly and could their vaccination strategy affect vaccine efficacy?

S. Small, L. Cresswell, F. Lovatt, E. Gummery, J. Onyango, C. McQuilkin and W. Wapenaar | Veterinary Record | September 2019
Orf is a highly contagious zoonotic disease which causes pustular dermatitis and high morbidity in sheep…

Randomised clinical trial showing the curative effect of bandaging on M2-stage lesions of digital dermatitis in dairy cows

M. Klawitter1, D. Döpfer, T.B. Braden, E. Amene and K.E. Mueller | Veterinary Record Open | May 2019
The aim of this randomised control study was to evaluate the effect of bandaging on the healing of digital dermatitis (DD) in dairy cows following topical antibiotic and non-antibiotic treatment…

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Storage of prescription veterinary medicines on UK dairy farms: a cross-sectional study

G.M. Rees, D.C. Barrett, H. Buller, H.L. Mills and K.K. Reyher | Veterinary Record | January 2019
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to report on the quantity, composition and storage of prescription veterinary medicines (PVMs) on UK dairy farms…

A practical approach to dealing with contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) on farms

J. Angell, D. Grove-White and J. Duncan | Livestock | September 2018
Contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD), which causes severe lameness in sheep, is considered to affect approximately 50% of farms in the UK yet the evidence base is limited and treatment and control on affected farms can be problematic…

Associations between dairy cow inter-service interval and probability of conception

J.G. Remnant, M.J. Green, J.N. Huxley and C.D. Hudson | Theriogenology | July 2018
The aim of this study was threefold: to investigate the variation in conception risk by inter-service interval (ISI) in dairy cows; to increase understanding of the effects of ISI on fertility, and to investigate the expected estrous cycle length of previously inseminated dairy cow…

Lack of efficacy of monepantel against trichostrongyle nematodes in a UK sheep flock

K. Hamer, D. Bartley, A. Jennings, A. Morrison and N. Sargison | Veterinary Parasitology | June 2018
Parasitic gastroenteritis in growing lambs is a significant problem which limits productivity. The development of anthelmintic resistance to the traditional treatments (benzimidazoles, imidazothiazoles and macrocyclic lactones) is a cause of growing concern…

Ceasing the use of the highest priority critically important antimicrobials does not adversely affect production, health or welfare parameters on dairy cows

A. Turner, D. Tisdall, D.C. Barrett, S. Wood, A. Dowsey and K.K. Reyher | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in production animal medicine is an area of increasing concern and steps have already been taken to reduce antimicrobial (AM) usage in production animals…