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Vitamin B1 Deficiency

Monday, 08 April 2019 15:18
What it is, prevention measures and what to do when it occurs. Vitamin B1 deficiency is also known as Thiamine deficiency, and is sometime referred to by the conditions it leads to, which are Cerebrocortical Necrosis (CCN) and Polioencephalomalacia, or PEM. It was first reported in ruminants in 1956 in North America1 and is now known to occur sporadically in cattle and sheep in many parts of the world, including the UK. But what exactly is Vitamin B1 deficiency ? Vitamin B1 deficiency occurs when calves and sheep have insufficient thiamine (Vitamin B1). Insufficient thiamine can have two main causes,…
The AWA Globe Paddlers is made up of 24 women of all ages & nationalities who train and compete in Dragon Boat Racing in Hong Kong . This determined and talented group of women have won the Stanley International Ladies Cup for the past 5 years. Global animal health company, Bimeda, was pleased to recently announce their sponsorship of the team for 2019. The AWA Paddlers embody Bimeda’s core values of focus, collaboration, competitiveness and progressiveness. The AWA is looking forward to its many races this season, including defending their title at the Stanley International Ladies Cup on 6th June.…
Bimeda were delighted to host 2 Sheep Ecto-parasite technical presentations to farmers on Tuesday 26th Feb 2019 at the Beara Coast Hotel, Castletownbere, Co Cork and on Thursday 28th Feb 2019 at the Ouvane Falls Hotel, Ballylickey, Bantry, Co Cork, both starting at 8.30pm. The events were in conjunction with Terence O Shea Animal Health and the guest speaker was Padraig Hyland MVB from Castlecomer Vets in Co Kilkenny. The topics for discussion were ticks, lice and scab in sheep. Padraig outlined how each parasite affects sheep, how to diagnose correctly, treatment and control strategies, and diseases that arise from…
Bimeda Animal Health Limited is pleased to announce the launch of its new eprinomectin 5mg/ml pour on; Bimeprine®. Bimeprine® pour-on solution for cattle provides broad-spectrum endo- and ecto-parasite control, and is licensed for the treatment of roundworm, lungworm, lice, horn flies, warbles (larval stage) and mange mites. Bimeprine® is suitable for use on both dairy and beef cattle, with zero milk withdrawal and offers persistent efficacy of 14 to 28 days for a range internal parasites. Bimeda Ireland General Manager, Andrew Glynn, commented; ‘we are pleased to bring another quality parasite control product to the Irish market. Bimeprine® is a…
November 2018 The Bimeda team were pleased to attend  an xL Vet Ireland Nutrition seminar titled; 'What is happening to our calves at grass'. The event took place on 7th November at the Horse & Jockey Hotel in County Tipperary. There were 10 guest speakers on the day, and topics discussed included understanding of the causes of illnesses that calves suffer from at grass, as well as prevention measures. The event carried 6.5 CVE points for the vets in attendance and the day received excellent feedback. Members of the Bimeda UK and Ireland sales and technical teams were pleased to…
Bimeda were delighted to sponsor and support a Kerry Clinical Vet Society talk on Thursday 8 Nov 2018 in Tralee. Guest speaker on the night was Prof Conor McAloon from UCD Vet School, on the topic of Early Calf Health and management.
2018 has been a year of wind, snow, droughts and fodder shortages. The important job of housing is now coming; where cattle are finally put on to what’s left of the permanent conserved forages and grains for the winter. With farms reporting variable amounts of fodder and many farmers worrying whether they will have enough for another prolonged winter, it is imperative that farmers take steps to ensure what fodder they have is utilised as efficiently as possible. One important way of ensuring good utilisation of feed for all stock is ensuring that animals are parasite free. If unchecked, heavy…
Ectoflits OP sheep dip manufacturer, Bimeda, is calling for farmers to start planning their approach for the control of sheep ecto-parasites this autumn and winter. One of Bimeda’s Professional Services Veterinarians, Rachel Mallet, commented, ‘at this time of year, appropriate and proactive control of ecto-parasites should be on the agenda for all sheep farmers. We are encouraging farmers who have moved away from plunge dipping with an OP dip in previous years, to reconsider this option for the control and treatment of external parasites.’ ‘In the past decade or so, farmers have moved towards 3ML injections (ivermectin, doramectin and moxidectin),…
Roy McCrea farms with his two sons, Richard and Mark in Tree Tops Farm. The farm is located in picturesque Claudy in Co. Derry, Northern Ireland. Tree Tops Farm is a dairy enterprise which milks 700 cows. The cows are very high performing, with milk yields of 9000kg, and the farm supplies Stathroy Dairies. A number of years ago, the McCreas were concerned that their herd was not preforming as well as it should be. With the aid of their vet, they embarked on a quest to find out what was holding their herd back. They ran blood tests and…
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