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Clipping Cattle for Housing

Backing up what Amy discussed earlier, Rach Cooper gives us an insight into the benefits of clipping cattle for housing and how the VetTechs can help. We all know that British winters can be unusually warm and unpredictable making a lot of housed cattle uncomfortable. Here we discuss the benefits [...]

By | 2018-12-11T14:12:40+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Youngstock|0 Comments

Pediculosis – Get That Itch!

Now we are entering the depths of winter, most herds have brought their cattle in, and with this comes the risk of lice infestation, also known as ‘Pediculosis’. Lice populations exist in low numbers amongst healthy cattle but certain risk factors can allow the population to increase rapidly. This includes [...]

By | 2018-12-11T14:03:28+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Youngstock|0 Comments

Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis – Johne’s

...also known as MAP, the bacteria which causes Johne’s Disease. This small bacterium was first described in the late 19th century. Initially it was believed cattle were the sole hosts but we now know MAP infects a range of other species including sheep and goats. Many of you will be [...]

By | 2018-12-11T12:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Disease|0 Comments

Cattle Health Schemes

With herd health increasingly becoming a consumer-led issue and more public awareness of farming methods there is mounting pressure to reduce antibiotic use and improve the health and welfare of livestock. Improved methods of disease control are becoming more important and increasingly farmers only want to buy cattle from [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:36:09+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Beef, Dairy|0 Comments

Weather Worries – diseases to look out for

It’s fair to say that the recent drought has dried out a lot of our pastures. While we are all hoping for some well needed rain, it is important to consider some of the knock on effects and diseases we may see. Jess Clayton tells us more... [...]

By | 2018-08-20T08:25:29+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Management, Youngstock|0 Comments

Grass Staggers – Farmers Guardian June 2018

Be alert for staggers after rapid onset of spring grass Claire Whittle featured in the 22nd June Farmers Guardian Vet Viewpoint. She speaks to the publication about grass staggers following extreme grass growth and warm weather - some tips to reduce any incidences. To read the full article please [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:19:57+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, News|0 Comments

A natural approach to fly control using fly parasites

For a few years now we have been distributing fly parasites to our clients as a new approach to fly control that aims to reduce reliance on chemical solutions and ultimately reduce the on farm fly population. We have seen some fantastic results over the years on farm and [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:29:15+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Management|0 Comments

How does the TB test actually work?

The TB tests we use in cattle are extremely poorly understood and/or explained and are often bemoaned as being responsible for the problem of TB persisting and spreading through our countryside. We thought a review of the tests would be a useful thing for our clients. As many of [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:56:03+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Beef, Dairy|0 Comments