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Bimeda were very proud to co-host a talk on sheep ecto-parasites on Wednesday 28th February. The talk was hosted in conjunction with Terence O’Shea Animal Health and took place in the Brook Lane Hotel in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. There was a great crowd with nearly 50 sheep farmers attending to hear from Paudie Hyland MVB. The talk focused on very topical and important issues around sheep parasite control, namely ticksbiting lice and sheep scab. Paudie explained the causes and treatment of these ecto-parasites. He also advised how best to prevent these parasites from infecting sheep as prevention is better than…

Nematodirosis

Friday, 09 March 2018 16:01
Unpredictable weather patterns could result in a high Nematodirosis risk in Spring 2018. This is why it’s vital to keep checking the Nematodirus forecast to determine if and when your lambs are at risk. Nematodirosis is a deadly disease which can strike in young lambs. The parasite Nematodirus battus is ingested from pasture and where high burdens are present can cause severe intestinal damage resulting in profuse, watery diarrhoea and even death. Sheep often become infected by roundworms passed from animal to animal, via the pasture, in the same grazing season. Nematodirus battus is different because it is transmitted from…

Pre Calving Trace Element Status

Friday, 09 March 2018 15:45
The pre-calving management period is a key time to set up the herd for calving, lactation and return to service and is vital for healthy calves. One aspect which must be considered is trace element status. We’re generally very good at realising the importance of nutrition in terms of energy requirements but we shouldn’t neglect the importance of adequate mineral status. The trace elements with the most significance during this period are copper, iodine and selenium -partially because of their importance for healthy offspring and partially because of their role in fertility. Iodine is integral to the thyroid hormones which…

South West Sheep Seminar A Great Success

Friday, 16 February 2018 14:15
On Tuesday 13th February 2018 Bimeda in association with Terence O Shea Animal Health hosted a sheep seminar on Ectoparasites in sheep with Padraig Hyland MVB from Castlecomer Vets in Kilkenny. The hosts for the talk were Tim & Eileen Creedon at the Top Of Coom public house, Kilgarvan, on the Kerry Cork border. There was an attendance of over 50 farmers to hear topics such as lice, scab, ticks, and blowfly on sheep; diseases associated with each and treatments. There were husbandry refresher on biosecurity and preparing for lambing. There was a draw for 3 spot prizes. Each attendee…
Meet the Anderson family – father Bertie and brothers’ Mark and Philip. They farm in Richhill, County Armagh in Northern Ireland. There is a 350 dairy cow herd on the farm, with Holstein cows that provide an annual milk yield of 8,500kg per cow. The farm supplies Dale Farm Dairies so the herd needs to be in peak condition to fulfil this demand. The Anderson brothers spoke to us about their herd and CoseIcure boluses. “We are a high performing herd so the overall health and condition of each cow is very important to us. As part of this, we…
In what is thought to be the first event of its kind, key opinion leaders and representatives from industry bodies, academia, vets, SQPs and veterinary medicine manufacturers joined forces with mobile sheep plunge dippers to discuss the issue of scab in sheep, and to promote best practice for scab control. The event took place in Haydock and drew attendees from Scotland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland, who came together to discuss the issue of ethical and effective scab control. This is an issue of ever-increasing prominence following on from recent reports confirming the detection of resistance of the…

Bimeda and the UCD Farm Animal Vet Society

Friday, 27 October 2017 15:44
The Vet Sciences Building on the campus of the University College Dublin was the location for a talk on Wednesday 26th October. This talk was between the UCD Farm Animal Vet Society and Bimeda. The guest speaker on the night was Professor Michael Doherty, Dean of the UCD Veterinary Science Faculty. Professor Doherty did a presentation entitled “All Creatures Mor agus Beag; Tales from Practise”. It was a most interesting and insightful presentation on practising veterinary medicine in Ireland. Andrew Glynn, Head of Sales for Ireland, also did a presentation on the night. This presentation focused on Bimeda as company.…
Bimeda were very proud to sponsor the annual University College Dublin (UCD) Vet Soc Lecture this year. The event was held on Tuesday 24th October in the Veterinary Science Building, UCD in Belfield, Dublin. The main event centred on veterinary internships, hosted by Seamus Hoey of UCD. Bimeda was represented by Andrew Glynn (Head of Sales) and Paudie Hyland MVB – pictured with Diarmuid Ryan, Auditor of UCD Vet Soc. There was a presentation on the company, made by Andrew Glynn, which detailed Bimeda’s evolution from a small Irish company to a global player on the world stage. Paudie Hyland…
The National Dairy Show was held on Saturday 21st October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co Cork. The show is a major event in the dairy calendar with competitors travelling from all over Ireland to compete. It is a major industry event, with many key players in the Irish agricultural industry present. Bimeda were proud to support the show this year with a stand. The day was a great success with a great crowd, despite the less than helpful Irish weather! There were four Bimeda representatives at the National Dairy Show: Andrew Glynn (Head of Sales), Tim Kirby (Commercial…
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