• Getting the most out of spring calf rearing

    When it comes to rearing any animal and how to control disease, it first pays to understand three major factors required for the development of disease which are: 1. The presence of a disease-ca... Read More
  • Totally Vets and Headlands dairy farm consultancy service

    In a farming system, it is essential to understand the implications both within the farm gate and outside, for each decision that you make on farm. In a business setting that is constantly changin... Read More
  • Making the most of scanning

    Ewe scanning allows us to measure and reflect on how well we have managed the late summer/autumn period and to plan for the months ahead. Aside from identifying single, twin, triplet and dry ani... Read More
  • Microchipping and registration for dogs

    Did you know that all puppies must be registered with the local council by the time they are three months old? Registration All dogs must be registered with the local council. Puppies s... Read More
  • What's parvo?

    Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral infection which causes depression and a sudden onset of profuse smelly bloody diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. Parvovirus infection in dogs can lead ... Read More
  • Facial eczema risk

    Over the years that we have been advising farmers about the risk of facial eczema (FE) to animals, very little has changed in terms of advice and treatment options. All animals, other than horse... Read More
  • Benefits of premium pet food

    We all know that super-premium pet foods can appear expensive to buy – but are they really?  When daily feeding amounts for individual foods are calculated correctly there isn’t... Read More
  • It's time to start thinking about dry off

    Before long most farms will have completed pregnancy testing and you’ll be making decisions about which cows have to go on the truck. Married up with this is the need to start planning for d... Read More
  • When is a scratch more than an itch?

    How do you know if your cat or dog is suffering from skin allergies? These warmer months often bring many causes for skin irritation – fleas love this weather, and pollen fills the air. But ... Read More
  • Beware - Barber's pole is lurking

    “How does barber’s pole infection kill so many sheep?” Having some knowledge of barber's pole worm ( Haemonchus contortus ), and its debilitating effect on sheep mobs is vita... Read More

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