Farm health planning
Foot and Mouth Disease, Bluetongue and Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) SituationsBeing proactive about health planning, and being aware of the normal health status of your animals, can help in being vigilant for early signs of disease so that prompt action can be taken. Further information on the latest situation regarding Foot and Mouth, Bluetongue and Avian influenza is available.
What is Farm Health Planning?
Farm Health Planning benefits you by helping to prevent disease and improve the performance of your livestock. It's about working closely with your vet or other adviser on setting targets for your animals' health and welfare and taking steps to measure, manage and monitor productivity.
|Cattle initiative - Defra is funding 27 projects in the beef and dairy sectors which aim to show the benefits of Farm Health Planning.|
27 June 2008 - Paying more attention to herd and flock health has boosted fertility and profits in one Kent beef herd and sheep flock. Further information in June edition of Farmers Weekly (PDF 447KB)
1 May 2008 - Herd health planning articles (PDF 169 KB) published in latest edition of PIGWORLD.
30 April 2008 - The report on the Flock Health Planning in the West Midlands Pilot Study is now available. Further information (PDF 429 KB)
21 April 2008 - More cost benefit models go live! We are pleased to announce that 10 cost benefit models are now available form the University of Reading website. Farm level models are available in respect of the following diseases.
BVD (Dairy Cattle), Digital Dermatitis (Dairy Cattle), Ectoparasites (Sheep), Footrot (Sheep), Enzootic Pnuemonia (Finishing Pigs), Coccidiosis (Broilers), Johne's Disease (Dairy Cattle), Johne's Disease (Suckler Cows), BVD (Suckler Cows) and Mycoplasma gallisepticum (Laying Hens).
Two further models on PRRVSv (Finishing Pigs) and Liver Fluke (Sheep) will also available by the end of May.
Please visit the University of Reading website and view the models which you are interested in and then spend a couple of minutes filling in their on-line feedback questionnaire about the models. The questionnaire is very short and straightforward to fill in and really does just take a couple of minutes to complete. The Feedback will help to ensure that the models are of most benefit to users. All responses to the questionnaire are anonymous.
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July 11, 2008
Page published: 17 May 2007