The Farm Assurance guidelines have changed. It is now recommended that at least one team member responsible for administering medicines has undertaken training and holds a certificate of competence. Attending a medicines course will ensure you are compliant with this recommendation. Mastering medicines is a workshop designed to provide farmers and farm workers with the information they need to ensure medicines are used safely and effectively on-farm.
We'd like to say a warm welcome to our new vet Hannah. Not to be confused with our existing vet Hannah! And a warm welcome to our new receptionist Sam. Also not to be confused with our vet Sam. This should be fun! :-)
We'd like to welcome Patrick! Patrick is our new vet and he will be coming to a farm near you soon!!
We are hosting our annual coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. As usual there will be cakes galore made by our fair hands and tea and coffee for all our guests! Please come along and support us and this wonderful cause.
We would like to welcome our two newest TB Testers, Marian & Ovi! Please give them a warm welcome if you meet them on farm.
We had a great time at Berkeley Show! Thank you to everyone who came to see us!
The risk of Nematodirus is now tailing off for this years lamb crop but Strongyle counts will be rising steadily, especially in lambs on permanent pasture. Instead of waiting for lambs to scour, it is well worth doing a worm egg count.
Do my lambs need worming??? A routine question this time of year and deceptively simple. But with resistance becoming an ever increasing problem as well as the ever increasing need to reduce blanket treatments there is not a uniform answer.
There have been a number of cases of fly strike in the last few weeks. Fly strike is not only a welfare issue it affects performance too. Ensure you flock is protected by keeping them clean and applying an appropriate product. Contact the practice if you need advice.
Blowfly strike is a serious disease which affects a large number of farms within the UK.
Blowfly strike is caused by primarily by the green bottle fly which seeks to lay eggs in decomposing matter. The green bottle fly will look for carcasses, dirty backends, foot rot lesions and open wounds as suitable areas to lay their eggs.
Blowfly strike can cause huge problems for sheep and farm productivity.
Losses are incurred from: