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We are hiring…Senior Administrator

http://jasonwebertherapy.com/portfolio_field/exterior/ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to provide senior administration/office management support for an Animal Health Company. If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference to animal health then we want to hear from you! About you: You will be highly organised and willing to take responsibility and use initiative; comfortable in setting your own priorities and meeting deadlines. You…

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In Ovo Chicken Vaccination: How Does It Work?

http://kamransolicitors.co.uk/contact In Ovo Chicken Vaccination: How Does It Work? Vaccination is an extremely important part of healthcare for animals and humans alike. Across the world, many dangerous diseases are managed, prevented, controlled, or even eradicated by vaccines. In chickens, vaccines are available for a number of different viruses, bacteria, and fungal infections. While chicks can have them after hatching, another method is through in ovo, or in-egg, vaccination. Poultry Diseases and Vaccines Generally speaking, all large-scale commercial chickens receive vaccines. Which…

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Clostridial diseases can seriously damage sheep flocks.

Clostridial Diseases in Sheep

Vāsudevanallūr Clostridial Diseases in Sheep What are Clostridial Diseases? Clostridial diseases are a group of severe diseases seen in sheep caused by Clostridia spp. bacteria. These bacteria are known to be pathogens in livestock, humans, and companion animals. They can survive in spore form in the environment for long periods of time and so are very dangerous. The primary source of infections picked up from the environment is faecal contamination of pasture. At the same time, it is normal for many of these bacteria…

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Scrapie in Sheep: Everything You Need to Know

http://goodvibeswebsitedesign.co.uk/web-design-templates/ Scrapie in Sheep: Everything You Need to Know What is Scrapie? Scrapie is a degenerative disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) which is fatal, affecting sheep and goats. It is a type of disease known as a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy and has a worldwide presence. It first emerged in Europe and the United Kingdom 250 years ago. Flocks can suffer from as much as 10-20% mortality rates due to scrapie, introducing a massive economic burden for the industry. Scrapie…

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Facility Maintenance Operative Wanted

Do you have experience in maintenance and repairs? With good interpersonal skills? An exciting position has become available for an experienced Maintenance and Repair Operative to become a part of the team at Ridgeway Research Ltd. You will be experienced in providing maintenance and repairs, managing a varied and very busy schedule. You will need to be able to prioritise the workload, whilst completing tasks to a high standard. Self-motivated, with the ability to manage your own work load.You will…

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The Challenges of Going Off Grid and Preparing for the Unexpected!

The Challenges of Going Off Grid and Preparing for the Unexpected! If you’re seeking to explore some less crowded areas this summer, we have a cautionary tale for you! A staff member’s recent experience brought ticks back into the spotlight here at Ridgeway Research. It’s never a good sign when you’re travelling and you look down at your legs only to scream “WHAT IS THAT?!” It was a tiny “seed” tick, the young larval or nymphal tick stage. Tiny but…

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Risk of lungworm in unvaccinated calves and cattle

Risk of lungworm in unvaccinated calves and cattle What is Lungworm? Lungworm is a nematode that can affect many species of animals including sheep, cattle, deer, goats and horses. Each species typically has associated species of lungworm that it is susceptible to. The bovine lungworm called (Dictyocaulus viviparus) is the most common cause of lungworm in cattle. Depending on species, lungworms reside in the bronchi and bronchioles of the lungs (and sometimes heart) where they lay eggs. These eggs are…

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UK Parasite Watch July Edition: Parasitic Gastroenteritis (PGE)

UK Parasite Watch July Edition: Parasitic Gastroenteritis (PGE) What is PGE? Sheep Parasitic Gastroenteritis or PGE is one of the biggest challenges to the welfare and economic value of keeping sheep, being the most commonly diagnosed cause of mortality in young lambs in England and Wales. As the infective period progresses eggs will be shed onto pastures by infected animals. High pasture burdens may lead to disease and reduction in welfare and profit. What causes PGE? The causative agents of…

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Adapting to the loosening of COVID-19 lock down and preparing for the return to the new “normal”.

Adapting to the loosening of COVID-19 lock down and preparing for the return to the new “normal”. As we reported in our ‘News’ in April 2020, Ridgeway has been open for business throughout lock down. The Parasitology Laboratory has been very busy sourcing new parasites whilst maintaining both of its Liver and Rumen Fluke snail colonies. What’s been happening at RRL? As the UK and countries in Europe are gradually loosening the movement restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the…

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Top 10 uses of rapid progesterone measurement in milk

Top 10 uses of rapid progesterone measurement in milk Progesterone (P4) is a hormone well known for its uses in fertility management and heat detection in cattle. Today we are showing you 10 ways you can use progesterone measurement in milk to aid in improving your herds fertility. You can use rapid progesterone detection tests to confirm heat when you have observed bulling or have a cow that does not demonstrate signs – a low P4 result confirms heat, allowing…

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