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We cover all aspects of sheep health and welfare. Here, our team of vets and VetTechs give us the latest flock health advice and information to help drive performance in your flock.

Cobalt Deficiency in Lambs – Maximising Growth Rates

Ruminants require cobalt in their diet as rumen microbes use this trace element to synthesise Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for energy metabolism and deficiency can result in sub-optimal growth rates in lambs. Andy Henderson explains this a little bit more. Deficiency can be compounded by other risk factors [...]

2019-08-14T08:59:47+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Sheep|

Planning Ahead

July should be a fairly quiet time in the flock calendar and hopefully, many lambs are close to finishing or already away. It’s now time to figure out why we had marked certain ewes for culling back at lambing time and also select or source whatever replacements are needed to [...]

2019-07-12T14:49:37+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Sheep|

The use of faecal worm egg counts to reduce worm resistance.

With summer nearly here and the weather warming up, it is important to worm your fat lambs effectively. If you have already wormed your lambs, are you sure your wormer has worked effectively? With increasing resistance to wormers reported across the industry, Steph is here to tell us more about [...]

2019-06-14T11:11:13+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Sheep, Youngstock|
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