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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