Alex has done it. The last DPM (Diploma in Pig Medicine) was awarded in 1996 and there are only 12 DPM holders on the RCVS register.
This year we have seen more cases of fly strike than in previous years. The condition is generally seen between April and October, but if this warm, humid weather continues we may be seeing it into November.
Did you follow the Olympics? What similarities can we see in our high-performing cattle?
Summer draws to a close but let's hope September brings an "Indian Summer".
Infectious disease control is an area that has long been neglected in UK ruminant livestock farming. The twin pressures of TB and production diseases such as mastitis and lameness have meant that infectious disease wasn't systematically addressed.