The definition of a 'down' cow varies but perhaps the simplest one is "a cow that is recumbent (lying down) and unable to stand".
Dates for the diary : Beef Meeting, Medicine Handling Course, Calf Course and Lambing Course
The first of 6 featurettes aired on the BBC's Countryfile last Sunday.
Mastitis is a wide-ranging disease that all dairy farmers will experience at some point.
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.
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.
Kat came back from maternity leave recently; she reflects on the changes she's noticed in her time off.
October's focus for the newsletter from the Farm Vets is Hypocalcemia (Milk Fever).
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.
Research is being undertaken into a new and emerging disease in dairy cattle, Ischaemic Teat Necrosis (ITN).
Two topics - Cow value and summer mastitis, covered by Vet Ian Cardiff.
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.
Store Lambs' margins are always very tight, small changes can be the difference between profit and loss.
May's newsletter from the Farm Vets looks at the incidence of twins