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'Silly season for vets': Overworked bulls, reluctant foster cows, sickly calves and the dangers of tick-borne diseases

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Eamon O'Connell at work.

Eamon O'Connell at work.

The Sheep tick

The Sheep tick

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Eamon O'Connell at work.

Summer has finally arrived. It doesn't seem like too long ago when we were wishing for some fine weather.

Now, in many parts of the country, farmers are crying out for rain. We are already seeing tentative signs of excellent conception rates in spring calving dairy herds, calves are for the most part thriving well and the general outlook is a little more positive than in recent months.


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