For every batch of cattle slaughtered at a Beef HealthCheck participating factory, farmers will receive a report indicating a disease score relating to any liver and lung conditions present at slaughter. An example of the report and brief explanation of the scoring system is available [click here]
Beef HealthCheck Online is an online dashboard for farmers and their veterinary practitioners to search and analyse health and disease information from slaughtered cattle at a herd level. The report data for all batches of cattle sent to slaughter since the start of the programme in 2016 are available to farmers online. A booklet [click here] and video [click here] to help farmers to access and interpret the information and share it with their veterinary practitioner is available. Beef HealthCheck Online can be accessed free of charge through the ICBF website. www.icbf.com.
Farmers and their veterinary practitioner can use Beef HealthCheck Online to implement and monitor herd health plans, including parasite control programmes, pneumonia control programmes and elements of nutritional management. Herd health planning promotes the responsible use of anthelmintics and antibiotics and improves animal health outcomes on farms.