The Animal Health Planning System has been funded by The Scottish Government  and created by SRUC Veterinary Services  to support veterinary surgeons and farmers involved with farm health planning.



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SRUC Veterinary Services: Beef and Sheep News Monthly Articles


1st Apr 2021
Please find attached an article from the SAC Consulting Beef and Sheep News entitled "Calving Difficulty Costs Per Bull?" by Basil Lowman, SAC Consulting Beef Specialist.
Calving Difficulty Costs Per Bull?
Published: 01/04/2021, 0.1 MB
This article is from SAC's monthly publication Sheep & Beef News. If you would like more information or to subscribe please contact Val Angus on 01835 823322 or val.angus@sac.co.uk.

SAHPS - The New Health Plannning mobile app for Beef Farmers launches


15th Mar 2021
The SRUC Veterinary Services team is delighted to offer a new and easy to use mobile phone app for beef suckler farmers on Android and iOS today.
The app allows you to record data on the farm as events occur and have them automatically collated into your health plans here. It integrates with BCMS and doesn't require an always-on internet connection. See the attached flyer for details and click here to register for the app.

SRUC Veterinary Services: ON THE HOOF: Bitesize local update


11th Mar 2021
Please find attached the following Bitesize local update entitled Fluke update

SRUC Veterinary Services: ON THE HOOF: Calving Posters


3rd Mar 2021
Over the past several months, SRUC Vet Services and SAC Consulting, with expert input from external sources, have been working on two posters for farmers; one on 'Calving the cow', and one on 'Care of the cow and calf post-calving'.

On most farms across Scotland, calf losses at calving are too high. However, studies have shown that 90% of calves that die at calving were actually alive at the start of calving, suggesting that most of these losses are due to calving difficulties. ... more
Over the past several months, SRUC Vet Services and SAC Consulting, with expert input from external sources, have been working on two posters for farmers; one on 'Calving the cow', and one on 'Care of the cow and calf post-calving'.

On most farms across Scotland, calf losses at calving are too high. However, studies have shown that 90% of calves that die at calving were actually alive at the start of calving, suggesting that most of these losses are due to calving difficulties. The issue is complex, but on a farm level, part of the solution in reducing these losses involves correct management of the cow at calving including appropriate supervision, intervening at the right time, use of correct calving and calf resuscitation techniques and calling for veterinary attention at the correct time.

The posters are for farmers, and aim to share information based on published literature and the collective experience of vets and farmers on the best practice in calving the cow and care of the cow and calf up to the first day post-calving. The poster breaks the process into simple, practical steps. Production of these posters have been funded by the University Innovation Fund from the Scottish Council.

The posters are shown below for your information and use as you wish. hide

NADIS Parasite Forecast for March 2021


3rd Mar 2021
The latest NADIS monthly webinar for March 2021 is now available. Click the story links to go directly to the webinar videos.
PARASITE FORECAST - MARCH 2021

PARASITE FORECAST - MARCH 2021

NADIS publishes a monthly Parasite Forecast for farmers and livestock keepers, based on detailed Met Office data. The Parasite Forecast outlines the parasitic challenge facing cattle and sheep in the different UK regions. This month's webinar focuses on Parasite control planning. Chronic Fasciolosis. Sheep : Nematodirus, Parasitic gastroenteritis (PGE) and Coccidiosis. Cattle: PGE and Lungworm.

SRUC Veterinary Services: Beef and Sheep News Monthly Articles


18th Feb 2021
Please find attached an article from the SAC Consulting Beef and Sheep News entitled "Sustainable Antibiotic Use At Lambing" by Megan Fergusson, SRUC Veterinary Services.
Sustainable Antibiotic Use At Lambing
Published: 18/02/2021, 0.1 MB

SRUC Veterinary Services: ON THE HOOF: Bitesize local update


11th Feb 2021
Please find attached the following Bitesize local update entitled Baby it's cold outside

NADIS Parasite Forecast for February 2021


1st Feb 2021
The NADIS monthly webinar for February 2021 is summarised below. Click the story links to go directly to the webinar videos.
PARASITE FORECAST - FEBRUARY 2021

PARASITE FORECAST - FEBRUARY 2021

NADIS publishes a monthly Parasite Forecast for farmers and livestock keepers, based on detailed Met Office data. The Parasite Forecast outlines the parasitic challenge facing cattle and sheep in the different UK regions. This month's webinar focuses on Parasite control planning and Liver fluke. Sheep : Nematodirus, Parasitic gastroenteritis (PGE) and Ectoparasite control. Cattle: PGE and Ectoparasite control.

SRUC Veterinary Services: Scottish Government's Veterinary Services Programme


21st Jan 2021
Please find attached the 2019/20 Scottish Government's Veterinary Services Programme.

To view the report click here.

SRUC Veterinary Services: ON THE HOOF: Bitesize local update


21st Jan 2021
Please find attached the following Bitesize local update on Ovine Plant Poisoning