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Sheep scab is a costly and highly contagious disease with serious implications for animal welfare. Tackling this disease needs a proactive approach from all quarters of the sheep farming and animal health industries; from manufacturers, to vets, farmers and SQPs. Bimeda knows that SQPs and vets will play a key role in contributing to the fight against scab. As knowledgeable, trusted, industry professionals, we would like to see SQPs and vets actively engage with farmers when they are looking to purchase parasite control products, and to communicate important information about bio-security, diagnostics, and the optimum scab prevention and treatment options.…
While the issue of sheep scab has never gone away, it seems that now, more than ever, it is at the forefront of farmers’ minds. In the last few months alone, headlines such as ‘Scab Risk Hits Tipping Point as Cases Soar’ and ‘Warning Over Sheep Scab Outbreak in West Wales’ felt like alarming, weekly occurrences. Reports and statistics showing worrying levels of scab abound, with one highlighting the fact that an estimated 8.6% 1 of the national flock suffer from scab, with incidence as high as 24% in Wales, according to one estimate.2 Encouragingly, these startling numbers have resulted…

Bimeda Appoints New UK General Manager

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 16:14
Bimeda UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Cokayne to the role of UK General Manager. Mark brings with him a wealth of experience from the veterinary pharmaceutical and animal health industry, having previously held positions in Sogeval, Ceva, Vetoquinol and Virbac. He also brings extensive experience in both human healthcare and manufacturing industries. Mark commented, ‘Bimeda’s values are well aligned to my own personal values, and I’m pleased to join a company which places such a strong focus on quality, customer service and the promotion of best practice. Bimeda is a recognized leading force in the areas…
With blowfly season fast approaching, Bimeda are encouraging farmers to consider plunge dipping as an effective and cost-effective means of preventing and treating blowfly strike this summer. Plunge dipping with an OP dip is also an effective means of preventing and treating scab, lice, ticks and keds, making it a great choice for farmers who require broad spectrum parasite control. Bimeda marketing manager, Mary van Dijk, noted, ‘use of OP dip is well established for the control of ecto-parasites such as scab and lice in autumn, but many farmers are unaware of the fact that it is also licensed for…

Vitamin B1 Deficiency

Monday, 08 April 2019 14:58
What it is, prevention measures and what to do when it occurs. Vitamin B1 deficiency is also known as Thiamine deficiency, and is sometime referred to by the conditions it leads to, which are Cerebrocortical Necrosis (CCN) and Polioencephalomalacia, or PEM. It was first reported in ruminants in 1956 in North America1 and is now known to occur sporadically in cattle and sheep in many parts of the world, including the UK. But what exactly is Vitamin B1 deficiency ? Vitamin B1 deficiency occurs when calves and sheep have insufficient thiamine (Vitamin B1). Insufficient thiamine can have two main causes,…

Bimeda Nutrition Academy Kicks Off

Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:48
Bimeda is committed to promoting best practice and we understand the critical role that the UK’s SQPs play in making sure that farmers are making decisions in the best interests of animal welfare and productivity. We are committed to the continuous professional development of SQPs, as was demonstrated by he official launch of the Bimeda Nutrition Academy, which commenced this week. The Bimeda Nutrition Academy is an educational programme which provides AMTRA-accredited training to SQPs on the topic of trace element nutrition. The three tiered programme sees attendees progress through Bronze, Silver and Gold levels; receiving certification for each level…
The AWA Globe Paddlers is made up of 24 women of all ages & nationalities who train and compete in Dragon Boat Racing in Hong Kong . This determined and talented group of women have won the Stanley International Ladies Cup for the past 5 years. Global animal health company, Bimeda, was pleased to recently announce their sponsorship of the team for 2019. The AWA Paddlers embody Bimeda’s core values of focus, collaboration, competitiveness and progressiveness. The AWA is looking forward to its many races this season, including defending their title at the Stanley International Ladies Cup on 6th June.…

Trace Elements- Do They Affect Fertility?

Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:08
Fertility is a complex issue and there are numerous reasons why a decrease may be observed. This is why it is critical that your vet is involved to investigate and ensure that the correct issue is being addressed. One area worthy of investigation is the trace element status of your animals, as nutrition plays an important role in fertility, and imbalances in the supply of trace elements can have a negative impact. Copper Copper is a component of enzymes which are responsible for thrive and fertility in ruminants. It is also utilised for production of healthy wool and hair and…
The National SQP Awards is recognised as a key date in the calendar of the UK animal health industry. This unique and much-anticipated annual event recognises outstanding SQPs, who go the extra mile to develop their knowledge and provide an outstanding service for farmers, animal owners and their employers. For 2019, a new award has been confirmed, which looks to recognise the SQP who has shown high levels of interest and expertise in the area of animal nutrition. Bimeda, manufacturer of the well-known Cosecure and CoseIcure trace element bolus range, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of this award. Bimeda…
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