They spread disease, travel in packs and reproduce at an alarming rate.
A no-deal Brexit could result in market shutdowns similar to those experienced in the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.
A north-east woman is aiming to raise awareness of the rare disease that killed her father to save other lives.
A north-east family have spoken of their shock after discovering their four-year-old son has an extremely rare degenerative disease.
For most of us, bee stings are best avoided...
Livestock farmers cannot afford to let pressure on profits mean that disease surveillance and control takes a backseat, the government's senior vet has warned.
Vet charity PDSA is urging owners to make sure their pets’ vaccinations are up to date following a confirmed case of leptospirosis.
The parents of a tiny baby suffering from an extremely rare form of dwarfism are hoping to get her onto a clinical trial in America with the aim of extending her life.
Time is running out for Scots beef and dairy producers to gain a free-from bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) status for their herds.
Maths-minded school pupils from across the north-east will find out how mathematics is being used to prevent disease epidemics from multiplying this weekend.
Scottish pig and poultry producers have been put on red alert following further outbreaks of diseases in Europe and Ukraine.
The current growing year has seen a sea-change in the grain industry’s approach to disease control – marking the first time that agronomists have actively sought out plant breeders looking for answers to disease pressures rather than turning to the “contents of a tin”.
Sheep farmers have been urged to be on the lookout for an incurable viral disease which vets fear could be going unnoticed in many flocks.