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Dairy news and advice from the LLM Farm Vets team in Shropshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

Calf Growth Weights – the proof is in the pudding!

One of the rewarding parts of regular weigh banding is producing the growth reports. Allowing Vets and VetTechs to look at how individuals have performed and if small changes to their calf rearing system have made either a positive or negative impact on the daily live weight gain (DLWG) of [...]

2019-03-04T15:43:39+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Dairy, Youngstock|

Keep an eye out for Ketosis

Ketosis (also known as acetonaemia) is a common metabolic condition seen in high yielding dairy cows typically during early lactation. It is characterised by high circulating levels of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs) in the blood, together with their metabolic products, ketones (acetone, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate which is also known as [...]

2019-03-04T15:45:02+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Dairy, Metabolic Disease|

Selective Dry Cow Therapy – a cautious approach

With increasing spotlight on reducing antibiotic use, some farmers are doing more selective dry cow therapy. It is important to remember that dry cow antibiotics have played a very important role in combating mastitis issues and reducing herd cell counts. It's selective for a good reason, so if you're thinking [...]

2019-03-04T15:46:15+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Dairy, Mastitis|

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 [...]

2018-12-11T12:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Diseases|
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