Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has confirmed the closure of its diagnostic testing facilities in Aberdeen and Thurso with the loss of nine jobs in February next year.
Farmers and crofters are being advised to start testing their cattle and sheep for liver fluke this autumn.
Scottish researchers are embarking on a pioneering £1 million project to find alternatives to antibiotics for use in the poultry sector.
Over my extensive and quite varied career within the veterinary profession, I had the opportunity to work within a Scottish Agricultural College veterinary investigation laboratory for a couple of years back in the early 2000s.
The benefits of animal health planning will be highlighted to farmers and crofters at a series of meetings next month.
A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire.
Farmers and crofters have been advised to take steps to protect their sheep from ticks.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has organised a series of free workshops on worm and fluke control for farmers and crofters.
A new website to help farmers, crofters and animal keepers protect their animals from infectious diseases and reduce their reliance on antibiotics was launched at the AgriScot event at Ingliston.
A new interactive cattle bolus sensor and reader has been developed to help livestock farmers analyse the dietary health of their animals.
Farmers and crofters must take caution and not over-use a newly launched wormer for sheep, according to independent sheep consultant Lesley Stubbings.
Farmers and crofters have been urged to remain vigilant for signs of bluetongue virus (BTV).
Scottish Government is introducing a new class of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) status for cattle herds later this month.
Scottish farmers have been warned to be alert for possible cases of Schmallenberg disease as the virus has been confirmed in livestock just south of the border.
Seaweed could be an unlikely solution to help pig farmers improve piglet health and reduce the need for antimicrobials, scientists have discovered.
Technology which enables farmers and vets to detect pneumonia in calves more than two days before they start to look sick has the potential to transform cattle farming.
A vaccine to prevent the spread of bluetongue virus, which is expected to reach the south of England later this summer, will soon be made available to UK farmers.
Twenty vets from the Highlands have hit out at plans to close the Inverness veterinary disease surveillance centre (DSC).
Closing the Inverness veterinary disease surveillance centre is a short-sighted and dangerous move.
Farmers and vets from across the Highlands attended a crisis meeting this week over the proposed closure of the Inverness veterinary disease surveillance centre.
An agriculture student from the north-east is in the running for a prestigious animal health prize.
Farmers and politicians are continuing with efforts to stop the proposed closure of the veterinary disease surveillance centre (DSC) in Inverness.
Farmers in the Highlands could be forced to travel hundreds of miles with dead animals for post-mortem if plans to close the Inverness veterinary disease surveillance centre (DSC) go ahead.
Farmers and crofters are being encouraged to develop a lameness strategy for their flocks of sheep.
Scottish scientists have developed a new diagnostic blood test for sheep scab.
Scottish scientists have been awarded a share of more than £6million in funding to tackle diseases in livestock and farmed fish.