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Norbrook Supports Milk Fever Webinar

NADIS on behalf of Norbrook Laboratories is hosting a webinar focusing on milk fever with the aim of improving the understanding of the risks associated with clinical and subclinical milk fever and improving dairy cow management during the transition period and at calving time.

Milk fever is still one of the most common diseases of dairy cows; in this webinar Professor Richard Laven looks at how to recognise, treat and prevent the condition.

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Professor Laven is Associate Professor of Production Animal Health in the Institute of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Professor Laven manages the farm practice at Massey, which has a particularly dairy focus, and lectures on the health and welfare of farmed ruminants.

Norbrook veterinary advisor Dr. Barry McInerney MVB, MRCVS, PhD said, ‘CPD and knowledge transfer are key to successful and profitable farming. Improving knowledge improves management and therefore productivity and profitability of animals and farming. Webinars are a convenient and accessible way to improve knowledge’.

‘Milk fever is the most common metabolic disorder affecting cattle, with some degree of hypocalcaemia affecting most dairy cows at calving. Subclinical hypocalcaemia is more common than clinical hypocalcaemia, and no other factor is associated with so many economically important veterinary complications of dairy cattle’.

Norbrook manufactures a broad portfolio of dairy pharmaceutical products including both injectable and bolus calcium options. Norbrook’s Calcitrace D3 Bolus contains slow and fast releasing sources of calcium and other vital ingredients which aid in reducing the risk of clinical and subclinical milk fever in dairy cows and reducing the risk of relapse following treatment of clinical cases with intravenous calcium. The long acting nature of the bolus means that one bolus can be used to provide protection for more than 48 hours following administration, making it convenient for the dairy farmer.

The ‘Managing Milk Fever’ webinar and quiz is available to view on the NADIS website for 12 months from today at www.nadis.org.uk. The webinar is suitable for vets, farmers, animal health advisors, small holders and anyone else with an interest in cattle health.


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