07-11-2023 - Will Balhatchet BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Farm Newsletter - Advanced Breeding

Over the last two years the embryo services offered at the George have grown to provide a number of options on farm for improving genetic gain and exploring alternative breeding options.   

07-11-2023 - Keir Hamilton BVM&S MRCVS - 0 comments
Vet Attestation - Farm Vets update

The "Vet Attestation" or Statutory Health Attestation is a new veterinary certification that will be required from the 13th  December 2023. This is required to allow products of animal origins to be exported to the EU.  

03-10-2023 - Joe Reskelly BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Liver fluke in cattle

As we approach housing and an acute risk period we should all be thinking about liver fluke. 

05-09-2023 - Zoe Williams BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
Using data to drive management decisions and improve productivity

After two successful sheep benchmarking meetings recently and with the start of the tupping season fast approaching, now seems like the right time to highlight how important record keeping and data collection can be. 

17-08-2023 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Calf housing matters and making the most of RPA grants

Good calf housing is key to having healthy calves 

31-07-2023 - Ben Jowett BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Sudden death in cattle

Sudden death in cattle is a worrying but fortunately rare event on farm. However, it is important to be able to recognise, prevent and sometimes treat the causes of unexpected deaths.  

25-07-2023 - - 0 comments
Training Courses

A short summary of our training courses from the farm team for the remainder of 2023

13-07-2023 - Fien Coudenys and Ellie Body - 0 comments
Smallholder newsletter

A smallholder visit includes discussions which include housing, nutrition, body condition scoring, vaccination planning, parasite control and other important things! 

05-07-2023 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Feet update and Heat Stress - Summer newsletter

Since running the BCVA Lantra Accredited foot trimming courses, Sarah shares a few tips for applying blocks which wil prove useful. 

05-07-2023 - Joe Reskelly BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Beef newsletter - making the most out of the pathway

We shed some light on what we at The George Farm Vets can offer our clients with the new Animal Health and Welfare Pathway Scheme, and how best to use the money from the government

06-06-2023 - - 0 comments
Managing ewes pre-tupping

Ewes reach peak milk yield three to four weeks post lambing and so they need good quality grass to this point. If this isn't available, supplementation is necessary to meet the growing nutritional demands of the lambs at foot.  

01-06-2023 - Fien Coudenys MRCVS - 0 comments
Heat Stress in Cattle

The temperature comfort zone or 'thermoneutral zone' for a cow ranges from -15°C to +25°C. Outside this range, cows have to use coping mechanisms to maintain a stable core temperature. 

15-05-2023 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Bovine Tuberculosis update

The last 12 months has seen more changes to the UK's TB policy and so here is a brief update on what the current state of 'TB' affairs looks like. 

18-04-2023 - - 0 comments
Smallholders News

It's Spring and so lambing and kidding is in full swing. We also take a look at poisonous plants and separately you will find a focus on pig vaccination.

05-04-2023 - Jonah Dickie BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Animal Health and Welfare Pathway Now Live

The Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP) is a new government plan introduced as part of the Sustainable Farming Initiative.  

08-03-2023 - Will Balhatchet BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Sheep Newsletter - Achieving success this spring

Now is the key time to be thinking about an effective and economic rearing plan to get the most return from the long hours spent getting lambs on the ground 

08-03-2023 - Tom Oxtoby BVSc CertCHP MRCVS - 0 comments
Semen testing and fly control

As you are all already aware, the quality of your bull or bull semen has a major impact on the fertility performance of your herd. 

20-02-2023 - Keir Hamilton BVM&S MRCVS - 0 comments
Lungworm in Cattle

As we head towards Spring and turning out cattle there are lots of things to think about pre-turnout. One of these is lungworm. 

20-02-2023 - Will Sommerville BVetSci BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Beef newsletter - Pre-calving blood sampling

Having a well balanced diet containing the right amount of energy, protein and mineral is a key part of having a productive and healthy herd, especially around calving. 

10-01-2023 - Zoe Williams BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
Improving detection of pneumonia with lung scanning

We all dread the day walking into the calf shed to find sick calves which are off their feed and showing signs of pneumonia. 

23-12-2022 - The George Farm Vets - 0 comments
Smallholders' winter newsletter

Our winter newsletter covers preparing for lambing, clostridial diseases, vitamin D deficiency in alpacas and chicken worming.

28-11-2022 - Keir Hamilton BVM&S MRCVS - 0 comments
To Fluke or not to Fluke

As we have had one of the hottest and driest summers on record we are expecting a lower than normal, or possibly a delayed, liver fluke season. 

28-11-2022 - Will Sommerville BVetSci BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Mastitis - to treat or not to treat

With increasing pressure to reduce antibiotic use, some farms are now opting not to treat clinical mastitis cases. There are situations where this would be a suitable approach but it will not be a good option for all farms. 

04-11-2022 - Joe Pescod BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
Calf Care and Nutrition

The most efficient period in a cow's life for converting feed to growth is during the first 2 months of life. This period is critical.

21-10-2022 - - 0 comments
Smallholder services

A quick update on all the services we provide to smallholders, with your own newsletter.

30-09-2022 - Will Balhatchet BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Focus on digitial dermatitis

With housing season approaching DD is a condition that is likely to rear its head after a hot dry spell and it would seem an apt time to revisit the mainstay of DD management.  

30-09-2022 - Fien Coudenys MRCVS - 0 comments
Beef Group newsletter - Liver Fluke management

With housing around the corner, lots of farms are getting ready to fluke-dose all their cattle. But is this really necessary? 

01-09-2022 - - 0 comments
Biosecurity on farm

September brings our focus back to the importance of biosecurity and how preventing new infections benefits health, welfare and production.

01-09-2022 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Pre-flight checks as we head towards tupping

The challenging weather conditions experienced across the UK mean that, with tupping just around the corner, it is more important than ever to check the tups and ewes thoroughly before being put to work. 

25-07-2022 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Resilience - Farm Vets newsletter Aug 2022

As prices of feed and fertilizers become less predictable, making a business plan resilient is key.  

30-06-2022 - Ben Jowett BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
NSAIDs and Pain Relief

Pain relief is an essential part of caring for any animal but production animals often mask signs of pain and discomfort. Knowing what to use, when to use it and if it has been effective can be a challenge. 

30-06-2022 - Zoe Williams BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
Beef Newsletter - maximising calving ease and success

As the busy calving season winds down, now seems a good time to think about how we can make improvements for next year. Maximising calving ease should be a pnonty for any suckler herd as difficult calvings can be extremely costly. 

06-06-2022 - Will Sommerville BVetSci BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Flystrike

Blowfly strike is a major animal welfare concern: an average of 1.5% of ewes and 3% of lambs in the UK may be affected each year, despite preventative measures undertaken by most farmers.  

01-06-2022 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Ketosis

What is Ketosis - this is month's newsletter from the George Farm Vets covers Ketosis and the issues associated with it.

05-05-2022 - Keir Hamilton BVM&S MRCVS - 0 comments
Changes to Red Tractor Herd Health Plan

Herd health planning can be incredibly useful - it allows farm staff and vets the opportunity to review the past year, find potential issues and  implement a plan to try and improve welfare, productivity and in turn profitability.  

05-04-2022 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
TB update - April 2022

Bovine Tuberculosis update for you from The George Farm Vets as well as details on upcoming meetings and launching our inaugural Cow Convention.

02-03-2022 - Will Sommerville BVetSci BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Transition success

We discuss the many changes dairy cattle go through from the day of drying off to reaching peak yield in the following lactation post-calving. 

 

 

 

01-02-2022 - Joe Pescod BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
Friendly Fly Control

Reducing the fly population through the spring and summer can be a time-consuming headache and the consequences of Summer Mastitis and New Forest Eye are expensive, and frustrating.

05-01-2022 - Will Balhatchet BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Advanced breeding

On paper, getting a cow in calf is a  simple three step process; bulling (estrus), service and conception. In practice, a multitude of factors commonly result in a frustrating barren cow.   

26-11-2021 - Keir Hamilton BVM&S MRCVS - 0 comments
Iceberg Diseases - Sheep

A recent study suggested that only 5% of UK flocks routinely test for iceberg diseases and therefore a staggering 95% of flocks are not optimising productivity!

26-11-2021 - Keir Hamilton BVM&S MRCVS - 0 comments
Oral fluid therapy

Have you ever considered how much water a cow requires?

09-11-2021 - Will Balhatchet BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Beef newsletter - Breeding checks

Yearling heifers - breeding the best. Heifers are a fundamental component of any breeding plan; they represent both the genetic foundation of future breeding stock and a significant investment in terms of rearing costs. 

08-11-2021 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Calf tracker

The recent dry weather has brought with it a large variation in day and night temperatures and many still days; both of which can be a challenge to calf health.  

29-09-2021 - Ben Jowett BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Mental Health awareness

Awareness, resilience and how to find help in our latest edition of the George Farm Vets newsletter                                  

03-09-2021 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Feeding cows

Feeding cattle indoors is a fine art and it is often discussed that there 3 possible diets a cow might be eating.

03-09-2021 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Youngstock Convention September 2021

Are you coming along? We are joined this year by 4 speakers and a host of companies from the industry.  

29-07-2021 - Keir Hamilton BVM&S MRCVS - 0 comments
Sudden death in cattle

Sudden death in cattle is a distressing event and always a cause of concern on farm.  

21-07-2021 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
TB Testing - update

Following a consultation in 2018, DEFRA announced that default 6 monthly TB surveillance testing of cattle herds with Official Tuberculosis Free status (OTF) would replace annual testing in the High Risk Area (HRA) of England.

08-06-2021 - Will Sommerville BVetSci BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Farm Vets Newsletter - June 2021

I imagine that most of you would have had a conversation about shed ventilation with us at some point.  

08-06-2021 - Joe Pescod BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
Finishing lambs

You have counted up your lambs, and down your ewes. Now you have the pleasure of seeing the lambs out at grass looking strong.  

06-05-2021 - Lucy Fletcher BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
Farm Health Plans

This month we are looking at Health Plans and why it is could be short-sighted to view them as another cost

26-03-2021 - Grace Boardman BVSc (Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Farm newsletter April 2021

A fully loaded newsletter this month with all our training and Zoom events listed too.

17-03-2021 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Upcoming Farm Events via Zoom

We continue to deliver regular farm meetings via Zoom as we navigate our way out of lockdown

02-03-2021 - Joe Pescod BVetMed MRCVS - 0 comments
March Newsletter - Leptospirosis

Many of you will be aware that we often take blood samples of young adult cattle within your herds to get an idea of which diseases are circulating.

08-02-2021 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Colostrum is GOLD

Suckler herds are calving and most of our sheep flocks are preparing for lambing (except for those keen ones that have finished already!) 

08-02-2021 - Ben Jowett BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Infectious abortion in Sheep

Abortion in sheep is a major cause of loss in flocks around the UK, with serious welfare and financial implications.  

05-01-2021 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Surgical success and vaccines

Chris recently pulled together the data from caesareans done over the last 3 years to analyse which cases went on to do the best post-surgery.

 

 

07-12-2020 - Chris Warren BVetMed(Sci) Hons BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Export Services

The George Farm Vets have the necessary qualified vets to provide expertise and advice for all types of export to the EU and worldwide.  

27-11-2020 - Ian Cardiff BSc MSc BVMS MRCVS - 0 comments
Winter Housing

It is vitally important that during the long winter months your stock is provided with an optimum environment in which to live, thrive and perform. 

03-11-2020 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Controlling the controllables - TB

Significant gains have been made in reducing the new infection rate of herds with regards to TB.

07-10-2020 - Will Sommerville BVetSci BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
October news from the The George Farm Vets

Tour de France cyclist vs high yielding dairy cow - this month we look at the comparative requirements and efforts of each to produce optimum performance.  

02-09-2020 - Grace Boardman and Lucy Fletcher - 0 comments
Grazing - Farm Newsletter

There is a plethora of options when it comes to grazing, from what you offer your stock to graze, to the way in which you rotate them around your land.  

06-08-2020 - - 0 comments
August newsletter from the Farm Vets

Flies! We look at the most common and the ways to control their numbers and the impact on your cattle

29-06-2020 - Chris Warren BVetMed(Sci) Hons BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
A new test for TB

There is a relatively new blood test for cattle called the Enferplex test. It also looks for the antibody immune response to TB and it picks up more cows  

19-06-2020 - - 0 comments
Farm newsletter June 2020

Unfortunately, with the lockdown there are some milk processors asking farms to reduce their milk production. 

08-06-2020 - - 0 comments
Sheep newsletter - summer 2020

If buying in replacement ewes, or bringing store lambs onto your ground, you do not want to risk buying in problems

01-05-2020 - Beatrice Yates BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
May newsletter and May deals of the month

Viruses - how they do what they do

31-03-2020 - Ian Cardiff BSc MSc BVMS MRCVS - 0 comments
April Newsletter from the Farm Vets

These are certainly difficult and uncertain times for us all.  

24-03-2020 - Gethin Roberts BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
COVID-19 Farm Vets update

We would like to reassure everyone that The George Farm Vets will continue to provide the best possible care for you and your livestock in the coming months. 

06-03-2020 - Georgie Nixon BVSc (Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Getting the most from your heifers

We discuss the pre breeding checks we can offer in order to make sure you retain the most fertile heifers for your breeding herd 

04-03-2020 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Advice for worming ewe and lambs

Discussing the different types of roundworm that affect sheep, and advice for treatment of ewes and lambs. 

19-02-2020 - - 0 comments
AI Course - 4th-6th March

We currently have just 2 more spaces available for this AI course with Cathy Morris at Kemble Farm.

05-02-2020 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Bovine Respiratory Disease

Calf pneumonia or Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the most common reason for poor performance and death in growing calves.  

07-01-2020 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Young Stock Convention Newsletter

Our Youngstock Convention is back for 2020 following the success of 2019. Find out more in our dedicated newsletter.

24-12-2019 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Key Performance Indicators - Beef Newsletter Winter

Key Performance indicators (KPIs) are the main figures used to assess the factors that are important for the success of a suckler enterprise.  

05-12-2019 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Disease Watch - Sheep Newsletter

Mindful of the shift in weather there are a few challenges ahead to discuss.

28-11-2019 - Beatrice Yates BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Mental Health Awareness

It is impossible to ignore the subject of mental health at the moment. The media in general and increasingly the farming media report the ever-heightening incidence of anxiety, depression and suicide.  

07-11-2019 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Seasonal Changes

Winter is coming! This month Kat Hart discusses 4 topics: Sustainability, Youngstock Convention 2020, Muddy Mouldy Maize and a new approach to Pneumonia.

04-10-2019 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Lameness innovations and best practice

Around 30- 32% of all adult cattle are lame at any one time, equating to over half a million cows at an estimated cost of £450 million per year.

29-08-2019 - Beatrice Yates BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Sheep Signals

The idea behind 'Sheep Signals' is to use everyday observations to your advantage in order to spot problems early. 

28-08-2019 - Ian Cardiff BSc MSc BVMS MRCVS - 0 comments
Summer Mastitis

One significant disease which rears its ugly head at this time of year is Summer Mastitis. 

01-08-2019 - - 0 comments
Our tribute to Tim

We remember with fondness and love our colleague and friend Tim Hirst BVM&S CertCHP MRCVS who passed away in July.   

28-06-2019 - Georgie Nixon BVSc (Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
July 2019 - Newsletter from The Farm Vets

This month's newsletter is about non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Controlling pain in animals is paramount to safeguarding welfare.

11-06-2019 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Newsletter from the Farm Vets - June

Bovine TB is probably the biggest issue currently facing the cattle farming industry. Here's Ben's newsletter in answer to some of the most common questions faced by our vets.

03-06-2019 - Ian Cardiff BSc MSc BVMS MRCVS - 0 comments
Sheep Newsletter - External Parasites

External parasites are a year-round issue for all ages of stock. 

02-05-2019 - Will Sommerville BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Cattle worming

In this month's newsletter Will Sommerville discusses cattle worming, strategies and types of wormer available.

23-04-2019 - - 0 comments
Our biggest dairy farm wins Ceva's Farm Educator award

Our biggest dairy farm won a CEVA Welfare award in April. This is a national award and James Griffiths won the "Farm Educator" category.  

09-04-2019 - - 0 comments
Medicine Handling Course

We are holding a beef and sheep specific medicine handing course on the 16th April 2019 starting at 10.30am.

22-03-2019 - Chris Warren BVetMed(Sci) Hons BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Genetics and Genomics

There is a lot of talk in the farming press about genomic testing and as vets we have certainly been asked a lot of questions about it recently. 

08-03-2019 - Jason Vernon - 0 comments
Youngstock Convention - thank you for coming

With over 160 delegates we held our youngstock convention at Eastwood Park in March. Were you there?

07-03-2019 - William Sommerville - 0 comments
Lamb Care, Colostrum and recording

As lambing gets underway, measures to ensure lambs have a good start in life are essential.   

25-02-2019 - - 0 comments
After the vet has visited

Two important topics in this month's newsletter: After vet visits and lame cow follow-ups

04-02-2019 - - 0 comments
3 hour lambing course with Sarah Metcalfe

Book your place for Thursday 21st February for this 3 hour course run by Sarah.

31-01-2019 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Youngstock Convention March 2019

A new initiative for 2019 and already over 100 confirmed as coming, open to vets, farmers, producers and industry suppliers.

23-01-2019 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Upcoming meeting - Reducing antibiotic use in the lambing period

Join us at a meeting to discuss prevention strategies for watery mouth disease and options for control. 

22-01-2019 - Gethin Roberts BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Live to Dead event opportunity

This practical event, run by AHDB & THE GEORGE FARM VETS, allows you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid.    

07-01-2019 - Jason Vernon - 0 comments
Youngstock Convention March 2019

We're excited to invite you to join us on 6th March at our inaugural Youngstock Convention, bringing together farmers, producers, vets and industry suppliers.

02-01-2019 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Happy New Year

The New Year is a great time to try and do some of those little jobs which might get forgotten.

06-12-2018 - Ian Cardiff - 0 comments
Downer cow - Farm Vets Newsletter December 2018

We often get called out to attend a 'down cow', but there is a subtle difference between the presentation of the acute down cow and of the cow suffering from 'downer cow syndrome'. 

30-10-2018 - Cathy Morris BVSc BSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Heifer Rearing for Maximum Return

There is a wealth of evidence that shows that calving your heifers at 24 months is more economically efficient than calving at 36 months.  

26-10-2018 - Chris Warren BVetMed(Sci) Hons BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Feeding Pregnant Ewes

Although for most of you the tups have only just gone in, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to manage and feed the ewes through to lambing.  

27-09-2018 - Chris Warren BVetMed(Sci) Hons BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Costings - Direct vs Indirect Costs of Disease

With margins in the agricultural sector always under pressure, having a handle on costings is key.  

05-09-2018 - Ben Sellick BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Time to cool off?

A reflection on summer and what may slight be wise to consider from vet Ben Sellick

05-09-2018 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Preparation for tupping

The nights are drawing in and tupping time is approaching once again - some early lambers may even have already put the rams in.  

17-08-2018 - Will Sommerville - 0 comments
Tuberculosis - Newsletter from the Farm Vets

We present a summary of results for Gloucestershire in the year to March 31st 2018

03-07-2018 - Kat Hart BVSc BSc Cert AVP(Cattle) MRCVS - 0 comments
Hygiene in the heat - The Farm Vets newsletter

As the weather looks to be staying hot for a few more weeks yet, now is the time to get on top of hygiene.

07-06-2018 - Sarah Metcalfe BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - 0 comments
Avoiding heat stress - Farm Vets newsletter

The weather has been really hotting up lately, which is good news for getting your silage in, but not such good news for your cows, particularly in dairy herds. 

07-06-2018 - - 0 comments
Ewe Mastitis

Mastitis in ewes can be a significant cost to a flock, both economically and in terms of animal welfare. 

24-05-2018 - - 0 comments
NMR awards - Winners of Best Practice for Johne's control

We are delighted to be the first farm practice awarded with the new NMR Johne's Control award.

30-04-2018 - Ed Bailey BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Farm Assurance - May Newsletter

You may have seen my newsletter a couple of years ago, in which I discussed the importance of responsible use of antimicrobials.

22-03-2018 - - 0 comments
Digital Dermatitis

Digital dermatitis is an extremely contagious, erosive infection of cattle skin caused by Treponeme bacteria.

06-03-2018 - Ben Sellick - 0 comments
Lambing season - surviving the season

In light of the recent conditions we've been suffering and with lambing either underway or looming Ben talks survival tactics for the lambs, ewes and maybe for some of you at this tricky time of year! 

05-03-2018 - Gethin Roberts BVSc MRCVS - 0 comments
Dairy decision making and economics

The Alta Dairy Manager School is coming to Tortworth Court with one of the most thought provoking speakers in our industry, Dr. Steve Eicker. 

05-03-2018 - - 0 comments
Strategies to prevent disease; save time and money on your dairy farm

IfA's livestock team will be on-hand to explain to you, in plain terms, what antibiotic resistance actually means and why there is a demand on the industry to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock. 

28-02-2018 - - 0 comments
Ian Cardiff reports on his tour of the USA

A few weeks ago, Ian was lucky enough to visit the U.S.A as part of an Advanced Dairy Vet Group.

19-02-2018 - - 0 comments
Charity Clay Shoot

Sunday 25th March 2018: 10am - 2pm. In aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Wiltshire Young Farmers 

02-02-2018 - - 0 comments
The Down Cow - Farm Newsletter Feb2018

The definition of a 'down' cow varies but perhaps the simplest one is "a cow that is recumbent (lying down) and unable to stand". 

18-01-2018 - - 0 comments
Farm Courses - January and February

Dates for the diary : Beef Meeting, Medicine Handling Course, Calf Course and Lambing Course

16-01-2018 - - 0 comments
Did you see the team on Countryfile?

The first of 6 featurettes aired on the BBC's Countryfile last Sunday. 

04-01-2018 - - 0 comments
Mastitis investigations - January Newsletter from the Farm Vets

Mastitis is a wide-ranging disease that all dairy farmers will experience at some point.  

05-12-2017 - Will Sommerville - 0 comments
MilkSure training

The MilkSure initiative is for British dairy farmers. Its mission is to safeguard the production of wholesome milk which is free of veterinary medicine residues. 

05-12-2017 - Nick Britten - 0 comments
Ill Thrift in Ewes

There are any number of reasons for a ewe to be in poor condition. Some may be related to the demands of production, some due to old age and some due to disease. 

06-11-2017 - Kat Hart - 0 comments
What's new?

Kat came back from maternity leave recently; she reflects on the changes she's noticed in her time off. 

02-10-2017 - Nick Britten - 0 comments
Milk Fever

October's focus for the newsletter from the Farm Vets is Hypocalcemia (Milk Fever).

06-09-2017 - Sarah Metcalfe - 0 comments
Farm Newsletter - LDA surgical technique

Most of you will have seen us performing LDA or RDA operations at some point but you may not be aware of what is going on while our arm is inside the cow. 

03-08-2017 - Cathy Morris - 0 comments
Ischaemic Teat Necrosis (ITN) - Farm Newsletter

Research is being undertaken into a new and emerging disease in dairy cattle, Ischaemic Teat Necrosis (ITN).  

05-07-2017 - Ian Cardiff - 0 comments
Farm Newsletter - Cow Value

Two topics - Cow value and summer mastitis, covered by Vet Ian Cardiff. 

09-06-2017 - Tim Hirst - 0 comments
Newsletter from the Farm Vets - Body Condition

Achieving the correct Body Condition Score (BCS) at the appropriate stage of the cow's production cycle is vital to maximize both the health and profitability of your beef or dairy cows.  

09-06-2017 - - 0 comments
Sheep newsletter now available

Store Lambs' margins are always very tight, small changes can be the difference between profit and loss. 

08-05-2017 - Ed Bailey - 0 comments
Twins - The Farm Newsletter

May's newsletter from the Farm Vets looks at the incidence of twins

04-04-2017 - Chris Warren - 0 comments
Farm Newsletter - Biosecurity

Chris Warren addresses the importance of biosecurity on farm and where the greatest threats lie.

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