7th November 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.

4th October 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.

29th August 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. 

28th August 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. 

1st August 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.   

26th July 2019 - Jason Vernon - 0 comments
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis - We're gearing up for charity

15th September 2019 is our inaugural charity sportive and this year we are supporting a cause very close to us all at The George.

28th June 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.

11th June 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.

3rd June 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. 

2nd May 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.

23rd April 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.  

9th April 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.

22nd March 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. 

8th March 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?

7th March 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.   

25th February 2019 - - 0 comments
After the vet has visited

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

4th February 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.

31st January 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.

23rd January 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. 

22nd January 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.    

7th January 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.

2nd January 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.

6th December 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'. 

30th October 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.  

26th October 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.  

27th September 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.  

5th September 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.  

5th September 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

17th August 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

3rd July 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.

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Ewe Mastitis

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

7th June 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. 

24th May 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.

30th April 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.

22nd March 2018 - - 0 comments
Digital Dermatitis

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

6th March 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! 

5th March 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. 

5th March 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. 

28th February 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.

19th February 2018 - - 0 comments
Charity Clay Shoot

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

2nd February 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". 

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

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

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

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

4th January 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.  

5th December 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. 

5th December 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. 

6th November 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. 

2nd October 2017 - Nick Britten - 0 comments
Milk Fever

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

6th September 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. 

3rd August 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).  

5th July 2017 - Ian Cardiff - 0 comments
Farm Newsletter - Cow Value

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

9th June 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.  

9th June 2017 - - 0 comments
Sheep newsletter now available

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

8th May 2017 - Ed Bailey - 0 comments
Twins - The Farm Newsletter

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

4th April 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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