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Features

Dairy: Natural antimicrobials successfully being used

ALTERNATIVE natural antimicrobials are successfully being used in response to the withdrawal of the antibiotic chlortetracycline from calf milk replacers (CMRs).

Feizor Holsteins

Animal health: High health status important for Feizor herd

WHEN selling pedigree livestock, it is increasingly important to be able to offer stock with the best health credentials using a strategy based on the overall health of the home herd, as David Booth of the Feizor herd tells Neil Ryder.

Alfredo Sanz Moreno.

Animal health: Understand causes of pneumonia to improve control strategy

CATTLE pneumonia remains a complex and financially damaging disease, but a wider appreciation of the various causative factors on specific farms could help improve control and potentially even cut subsequent requirements for antibiotic usage.