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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

Colostrum Measurement – VetTech Tails

Providing the best start in life for your calves starts with colostrum, with 35% of calves failing to suckle sufficient amounts of colostrum when left to their own devices. Steph Cowgill from our Lancashire VetTech team gives us some management tips to make sure your calves receive the good stuff… [...]

By | 2018-11-13T11:46:51+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Youngstock|0 Comments

Tackling “Crypto”

What is Cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis or ‘Crypto’ is a disease that affects many of our cattle farms. Cryptosporidia are protozoal parasites, so a little bit like coccidiosis or in humans amoebic dysentery (infection of the gut). However, Crypto is not specific to calves and can affect other mammals and humans [...]

By | 2018-09-13T10:34:19+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Youngstock|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