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    Calf with Coccidiosis

    I have a 7 week old calf with cocci. The Vet has treated it with Trymox and after no change another vet visit, calf was given an epidural to stop it straining, something to help with stomach irritation, an antibiotic that also works on cocci.. Sorry can't mention names as can't read the Vet's...
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    A quarter of infectious calf scour cases likely to be caused by a mix of disease organisms

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business New diagnostic data from MSD Animal Health suggests nearly a quarter of infectious calf scour cases are likely to have been caused by a mix of disease organisms widespread in the UK farming environment. Last winter the company was able to monitor scour...
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    A quarter of infectious calf scour cases likely to be caused by a mix of disease organisms

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland New diagnostic data from MSD Animal Health suggests nearly a quarter of infectious calf scour cases are likely to have been caused by a mix of disease organisms widespread in the UK farming environment. Last winter the company was able to monitor scour...
  4. J

    Calf rearing set ups

    Following on form my post about an auto feeder which I don't think will work now, please could everyone send through photos of how they do it, what they do up to weaning and what with? In addition the photo shows my yard layout, the blue represents my ponds in the middle of the concrete, and...
  5. J

    Automatic calf feeder

    Looking to possibly get one under the grant scheme, any to avoid or are they all much the same? any that come with a weigh scale too - would be interesting data to see?
  6. S

    Thermal Imaging in Livestock

    I am looking to get a Thermal Imagine Camera to detect pneumonia in young calves. I’m hoping it helps with early detection of pneumonia. Has anyone ever bought one and tried this? Thanks in advance
  7. fiat100

    Calves dieing

    Anyone have any suggestions why my calves are dieing. They are calf down no problem and all get good colostrum within 4 hrs . All appear fit and healthy but within 48hrs are dead with no signs why. There are not scouring and the cows are getting dry cow nuts plus lick buckets. It's just started...
  8. Petetheploughman

    Protecting your mouldboards from winter rust?

    What is the best LONG TERM (i.e. for about 11 months). WD 40 is okay for about a week. Is this any good? Or is it like car body underseal, that is horrible to get off...
  9. Cab-over Pete

    Restoring Rusty Mouldboards.

    Aye-up, I managed to buy back a plough my Dad used to own. It’s a KV LA8NR 3 furrow reversible. It’s only maybe 40 years old but has spent over 20 years sitting outside. You can imagine the state of the mouldboards. Anything I try and buy is too long. The Spaldings chap said he spoke to KV...
  10. FendtRunner86

    Tractor looks

    What brand takes the lead in design?
  11. Agriland RSS

    Scour: Keeping autumn-born calves healthy

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Scour is the biggest killer of calves on farms under one month of age and with calves arriving thick and fast onto autumn-calving farms keeping calves healthy is a priority. Unfortunately livestock will become sick in many cases which places a large...
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    Autumn-calving: Clinical signs of pneumonia in calves

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Pneumonia and scour are the main illnesses that are experienced by young calves, with pneumonia being the most common cause of death in calves between one and six months of age. Pneumonia multi-factorial disease is caused by a range of bacteria...
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    New Water main across and drainage ditch

    Hi all, Does anyone have any experience of having a new water supply put in from the mains which enter your field or property across a drainage ditch? Our mains pipe is parallel to the road, in the grass verge which is parallel to our drainage ditch which we'll need to cross. We could cross...
  14. mobileweld

    Cheapest/ best material for field shelter cladding and roof

    Hello I have been asked to do some quotes for building a few field shelters for horsey type people. They want a steel frame building 12 foot square with an open end. does anybody have any handy tips or ideas for the cladding material and the roof. Just normal box profile I’m thinking? Or is...
  15. L

    Leyland tractor prices

    I often wonder why Leyland tractors dont command proper money like Massey and Ford tractors of the same era. There were thousands of them sold so you'd think that there would be more love and appreciation of the brand. What is it about Leylands that dont get people excited?
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    Maximising calf performance pre-weaning

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland On a recent Volac ‘Feeding For Future’ webinar, Dr. Jessica Cooke spoke about maximising calf performance by increasing milk intakes at an early age. During the webinar the importance of the calves’ environment was highlighted, along with the benefit...
  17. J

    Pnemonia

    Hi everyone, after some advice please 10 days I had a group of 35 calves (4-7 months old) outside in a small field with shelter, all fine one day, next day a limo was on deaths door with pneumonia. Got the vet out and ended up bringing the rest in as they were all coughing and panting, treated...
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    Calf Bloody Dung

    I have a calf at 9 weeks old and last night it has started to put this bad dung full of blood. Does anyone know the cause before I consult a vet? Calf is skipping about eating like normal.
  19. R

    Hosier - Open-Air Dairying

    Open-Air Dairying
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    Calf eating hay

    I’ve been told that calves eating too Much hay can make them pot belly. Just wanted to get other people opinions on this
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