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The annual menace of Nematodirus battus, causing acute, severe diarrhoea still leads to sudden dehydration and lamb deaths on many farms. As the onset of disease can be very sudden, farmers have to be vigilant and respond rapidly with appropriate anthelmintics. In this article, we look at why it is essential for farmers to be prepared for the threat of nematodirus this year, and how they can do so. The need for vigilance is particularly true for 2020, as unusual and unpredictable weather patterns mean farmers will find it more difficult to predict when this parasite may strike. Vigilance and…

Are Your Heifers Performing?

Friday, 13 March 2020 15:06
There are times of year when heifer performance becomes a key concern. The period prior to mating heifers is one of those times. While many factors affect heifer fertility, trace element evaluation is a critical area to consider. Replacement heifers carry the genetic future of the herd and are vital to any farm, whether they are dairy or beef suckler enterprises. Achieving high conception rates in the first breeding season increases productivity. Economic returns are also enhanced when heifers conceive well in their second mating season, which can be a challenging time. The length of time from calving to the…
Bimeda is pleased to announce that its online training programme, the Bimeda Sheep Scab Academy, has reached an important milestone with 100 people having completed the course. SQP Andrew Hetherington of Carrs Billington Agriculture in Cockermouth became the 100th person to complete all three AMTRA-accredited online training modules, which are related to best practice for the control and treatment of sheep scab and ecto-parasites. Bimeda Regional Sales Manager, Mike Marron, called in to the Cockermouth branch to present Andrew with his framed certificate and his exclusive Sheep Scab Academy branded items. Bimeda’s Marketing Manager, Mary van Dijk, commented, ‘we have…
Bimeda is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Grupo Unipharm veterinary medicine portfolio, consisting of 25 licensed veterinary products and over 150 licenses. The acquisition will further strengthen Bimeda’s presence in Central America, which is regarded as a region with significant growth potential. Carlos Porragas, Bimeda Director for Latin America, commented; ‘it is with great pleasure that we announce the acquisition of Grupo Unipharm’s licensed veterinary medicinal product portfolio. The Central American region is one with significant potential for long-term sustainable growth, and increasing our presence here is a critical part of Bimeda’s LATAM commercial strategy. The acquired portfolio…
Bimeda is pleased to announce the acquisition of Texas Vet Lab, Inc (TVL). Established in 1977 and located in San Angelo, Texas, TVL specialises in bovine vaccine research and production, with a broad range of live and inactivated vaccines to protect against cattle respiratory diseases. Company CEO Gavin Tierney, commented; ‘the acquisition of Texas Vet Lab marks an important step for Bimeda into the arena of preventative medicine. Following on from the integration of TVL, Bimeda is able to offer our customers a broad suite of both preventative and curative treatment options, including vaccines, antimicrobials, anti-parasitics, hormones, and anti-inflammatories.’ Tierney…
Bimeda is passionate about training and development, and would like to congratulate Juliana Santos, our EU Customer Service and Logistics Co-ordinator who recently achieved her Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) qualification. The DGSA plays an important role in the company and as a certified DGSA, Juliana will now be responsible for providing advice on all areas related to the transport of dangerous goods. Achieving the qualification is testament to Juliana’s hard work and dedication. In addition to her recent qualification, Juliana is also playing a key role in Bimeda’s work to prepare for Brexit, and is enrolled in the Government’s…

Passionate About Animal Health

Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:25
At Bimeda, we are passionate about animal health! Congratulations to Bimeda UK Territory Manager, @Lydia Bunning, who recently achieved her Noah Certificate of Animal Health. Lydia’s success follows several months of intensive studying for the qualification, which focuses on animal physiology, the effect of nutrition on animal health, diseases causes and control means, as well as laws and codes relating to the use of veterinary medicines. Lydia’s success is testament to her hard work and dedication and her passion for excellence in animal health.
Bimeda UK were pleased to sponsor the first ever Nutritional Expertise Award at the 2019 National SQP awards which took place this week. Congratulations to Lauren Yates from Pets at Home who won first prize and to Sarah Sparke from J S Hubbuck who was runner up. Both Lauren and Sarah are committed to the promotion of best practice in the area of nutrition; understanding the vital role that optimum nutrition can play in animal health, productivity and fertility.
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.…
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