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Dairy news and advice from the LLM Farm Vets team in Shropshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

An alternative to chemical fly control

With the days lengthening and the weather turning warmer, spring will happily soon be upon us. However, unfortunately that also means that fly season is on its way, with all the unwelcome irritation and nuisance that flies cause to livestock and the people that work with them. Tom J gives [...]

2020-03-13T16:03:10+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Beef, Dairy, Management, Sheep|

Bloat in cattle

Bloat in cattle is one of the true veterinary emergencies we come across, and if not treated quickly can result in sudden death. Animals with bloat may have distension of the left abdomen, pain and discomfort, they may bellow, have difficulty breathing and may be found down. There are two [...]

2020-01-21T14:48:18+00:00 January 21st, 2020|Beef, Dairy|

Streptococcus Uberis Mastitis Vaccine

Mastitis is considered to be one of the most frequent and costly diseases in the dairy industry. The economic consequences of both clinical and subclinical mastitis are due to treatment costs, production losses, culling and increased risk of other diseases. Streptococcus uberis mastitis especially. Changes in herd size and intensification [...]

2019-11-19T09:56:02+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Dairy, Medicines|

BVD Day – a new initiative

We want to introduce a new initiative, which we think will help make the BVD vaccination process easier. Introducing BVD Day! In the past couple of years, there have been many BVD initiatives brought to the industry to try and reduce the presence of BVD in UK Cattle herds. Bovine [...]

2019-11-18T16:17:54+00:00 November 18th, 2019|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Diseases, Youngstock|

Clarifide – to test or not to test…

The Clarifide genomic test has been spoken about a lot recently, so we wanted to give you our overview: What is the difference between Clarifide and Clarifide Plus? Both are in-depth genomic tests that can give an indication on genomic traits including; health and fitness, production, type and composites, milk [...]

2019-10-08T10:56:47+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Dairy, Management, Youngstock|
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