Farmers urged to be vigilant for unusual symptoms in animals

Farmers in the North West and across the country are being warned to look out for unusual symptoms in their livestock as part of Animal Health Awareness Week.

The Department of Agriculture says healthy livestock are critical for sustainable production in the sector.

A series of webinars aimed at farmers, vets, and the wider agricultural industry are taking place this week.

Damien Barrett, Superintending Veterinary Inspector at the Department of Agriculture, explains how farmers can identify an exotic disease in their herd: