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Vaccination key to protecting calf health

Vaccinating against bovine respiratory disease should be, for many producers, the next step in a robust calf disease prevention plan – not to mention insurance against veterinary, medicine and labour costs, as well as lost heifer performance. It will also help to reduce antibiotic use on many dairy

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Calf sector responds to pressures to reduce antibiotic use

Robust and resilient calves are increasingly what farmers are striving for, recognising that the early weeks and months of life are critical to the future health and production success of each animal. As the same time, writes Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health vet, Dr Ailsa Milnes, ensuring good

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Calfmatters collaboration with Women In Dairy

In 2018, building on previous collaborations, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health agreed a two year active sponsorship of Women in Dairy. To-date, most activity has concentrated on the topic of calf and youngstock health, which is still frequently the responsibility of female members of the farm

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#Calfmatters website re-launched

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that its #Calfmatters website (www.calfmatters.com) has been re-launched making it even more valuable and useful for producers, advisors and vets. “Since it was launched two years ago, #Calfmatters has grown from an educational web resource into a real force for

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Calf pneumonia vaccination top tips

Over 3 million calves are born in the UK every year1 and over 2 million calves in Ireland every year2, but unfortunately far too many fail to reach adulthood because of disease. The incidence rate of calf pneumonia is approximately 20%2. Calf pneumonia is the

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What is the cost of a calf pneumonia outbreak on farm?

Calf management practices early in life have far reaching consequences for the profitability of both beef and dairy operations. Over 3 million calves are born in the UK every year1 whilst over 2 million calves are born in Ireland2, but unfortunately far too many fail to reach

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Do you vaccinate? Tell us your story like Tina...

In the UK, the cost of infectious respiratory diseases in young calves has been estimated at £60 million a year1. It is the most common reason for death and poor performance in calves and young, growing cattle. Calf pneumonia is the result of a complex interaction between viral and

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Survey finds calf pneumonia remains prevalent on UK cattle farms

Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a national vaccination awareness campaign at UK Dairy Day 2017 to encourage farmers to consider vaccinating calves against calf pneumonia. The campaign follows the results of a national cattle survey. The results show that calf pneumonia remains prevalent on farm,

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What is the incidence rate of calf pneumonia in Ireland?

Over 2 million1 calves in Ireland every year, but unfortunately far too many fail to reach adulthood because of disease. The incidence rate of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) or calf pneumonia, as it is more commonly known, is approximately 20%2. Calf pneumonia is the

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What are the causes of calf pneumonia and what to do

In the UK, the cost of infectious respiratory diseases in young calves has been estimated at £60 million a year.1 It is the most common reason for death and poor performance in calves and young, growing cattle. Calf pneumonia is the result of a complex interaction between viral and

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