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Case of the month – Lungworm

Tom Downes gives us our case of the month - Lungworm. I was called to examine a down, dehydrated February-born dairy heifer that had gone downhill rapidly over two days. The rest of the group seemed bright and well. When I examined her she had a slightly increased heart [...]

By | 2018-07-17T10:09:09+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Dairy, Infectious Disease|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

Six facts you need to know about selective dry cow therapy

By only using antibiotic treatments on the cows that really need it at drying off, you can save money by instantly reducing your farm's use of antibiotics, without increasing your risk of disease. Gwen Rees and Elanco give us six things about selective dry cow therapy that you need to [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:24:33+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Dairy, Management|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