We are aware that you as farmers are getting busier with less and less time to plan and organise effective health care strategies.
Our VetTech services are designed to provide a hassle free way to ensure your herd’s health. We have found that since developing the services, farmers value the extra help for those little jobs that come along once or twice a month, such as disbudding and vaccination.
For those who want to give it a go, we offer a first taste of the VetTech service free of charge on top of the price of any product. We understand that you will want to have confidence in our VetTech team, so it if only fair that the initial service is provided free so we can demonstrate the professionalism of the service.
Our trained technicians will help you to inject your calves, select the relevant animals and bring correct vaccines prescribed by your farm vet. They will ensure that suitable records are kept of the amount of vaccine used, the batch number, the expiry date and all individual animal ear tag numbers, in which a copy of this is sent out to you to include in your own records. Any second doses are booked in automatically so you don’t need to remember.
The VetTech team are trained to collect a variety of samples for diagnostic testing. It can be particularly helpful to have and extra pair of hands to collect samples at milking and when handling stock.
Trained up to the DairyCo mobility scoring standards, our VetTech team can assess your whole herd mobility and generate a report which is now increasingly needed for milk processor contracts. Each report shows the progress since the last assessment, and problem cows easily identified for corrective treatment as required.
The team conduct a range of youngstock services including growth checks and Colostral immunity. Colostral immunity is particularly helpful as it can identify poor quality colostrum and limited intake by calves during their first few feeds. The report can encourage improvements in colostrum management on farm which in turn will boost the health and growth of calves.
We use a high tech method of disbudding and always utilise long acting pain relief for the calves as part of the service as we find this helps maintain feed intake post disbuds. We only disbud up to six weeks old as it reduces stress and makes handling easier.
A relatively new service to the VetTech portfolio is freeze branding. Our access to liquid nitrogen through our embryo transfer service allows us to be flexible with numbers and quick to react if branding is needed urgently.
During the height of spring and summer our VetTech’s are normally very busy with fly control products and preventative measures. They have a range of products at their disposal that will suit a range of conditions.