The Covid-19 lockdown has provided a fair bit of time to reflect. It was during one of those periods of reflection that I started to wonder what was the piece of kit in my truck that I would least like to be forced to give up? Along the lines of […]
The warmer weather recently has been a lovely reminder that summer is on its way. As always, a new season brings a new set of diseases to be thinking about. When it comes to sheep and summer one important one to be aware of is Blowfly strike or in more […]
Have you ever thought coccidiosis could be making your youngstock calves and lambs not achieve there daily live weight gain potential? Steph from our VetTech team gives a few tips to help manage calves and lambs to reduce the impact that cocci has on your stock.
During our day to day working it is not uncommon to be presented with a cow that has non specific symptoms. This ranges from a decrease in milk yield, loss of body condition, temperature and a decreased appetite. Whilst this presentation could include many diseases including pneumonia, metritis […]
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 […]
Soil. Dirt. Mud. Whatever you want to call it. Turns out it’s quite exciting stuff and I’ve become more than a little bit obsessed with it recently….
Soil health is the ability of a soil to sustain crop and livestock productivity long term. Ultimately […]
What is the cost of lameness? When you think of the reduction in yield, BCS and fertility issues all stemming from the cow not wanting to get up to eat as much as normal because it is painful to walk. The longer they are untreated the […]
Twin Lamb Disease – Who’s at risk?
- Ewes during late gestation
- Animals with multiple foetuses
- Over conditioned ewe
- Under conditioned ewe
How is Twin Lamb Disease caused?
In late gestation the energy requirement of each fetus increases significantly. […]