The Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) scheme for UK and Ireland has updated its technical manual for 2015. As well as revising some of the details around control and management of individual diseases.
The aim of this handbook is to provide cattle farmers with information and advice on six diseases. The Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group is committed to helping the industry raise the already high standards of animal health and
Dog walkers asked to support efforts to curb cattle disease
Dog walkers are being asked to rally their support around new efforts to curb a potentially fatal disease in cattle. The parasite based Neospora caninum has been on the rise for a number of years in British cattle herds. While it has absolutely no effect on the quality or safety of meat or milk, infection often culminates in the loss of unborn calves among pregnant cows.Download PDF
The parasite-based disease Neospora caninum has been added to Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) following evidence of rising levels of infection in the UK and Ireland. It is the first new disease in 15 years to be added to CHeCS, the
Dairy and beef farmers must take firmer control of cattle disease if they are to remain competitive and secure future markets, experts are warning. To read the rest of the article that appeared in Farmer’s Weekly on 27th February 2015,