• Calf disbudding – why is this important?

    To enable the humane, safe and effective management of animals, and to minimise tissue damage and pain, horns should be prevented from developing.   HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK Cattle w... Read More
  • Looking ahead

    Potential animal health issues, tasks to consider and reminders for August include… DEER Deer farmers will be well aware that the standards for harvesting velvet have been lifted last... Read More
  • The sleepy ewe

    Do you have high levels of twin bearing ewes? Is your farm a bit tight on feed this year? Then your flock might be at risk of sleepy sickness (AKA pregnancy toxaemia or twin lamb disease). Sleep... Read More
  • Spring time vet appointments

    With the busy spring season upon us here’s a quick reminder of the requirements our customer service staff need to provide appropriate/efficient service when booking a veterinarian. Of cou... Read More
  • Peri-calving mastitis

    Peri-calving mastitis is defined as a case of mastitis in the first seven days post-calving, and often occurs due to oedematous (swollen) udders and dripping milk. Prevention involves   ... Read More
  • Winter and the horse’s hoof

    Feet issues are very common in the winter months due to the relentless wet.  Common problems we see include: Foot abscesses Often also referred to as stone bruises, these are essentia... Read More
  • Dairy herd drenching

    The question of whether to drench adult dairy cows raises some interesting points due to the conflict between drench sustainability and economic advantage. From a purely economic viewpoint there... Read More
  • Johne's disease

    Johne’s is a contagious, chronic and sometimes fatal infection caused by the organism Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. The term ‘Johne's disease' is used only to ... Read More
  • Mycoplasma bovis

    Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is one of 126 species of the genus Mycoplasma. It is the smallest living cell and is anaerobic in nature. As it does not contain any cell wall it is resistant to pe... Read More
  • Lameness in farm dogs

    Lameness is one of the most common presenting causes of working farm dogs to the vet clinic. Lameness refers to unevenness in the gait due to an inability to move one or more limbs normally with s... Read More

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