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

Mastdecide – Making Mastitis Treatment Decisions Easier

There is no denying that as an industry we are constantly working towards reduced antibiotic usage and ensuring that we use them as responsibly and appropriately as possible. Mastitis is often an area where antibiotics may be used as part of a treatment protocol but ensuring that this is the [...]

2020-07-13T16:03:07+00:00July 13th, 2020|Dairy, Mastitis|

Soilt Testing: The experience is as valuable as the results

Lots or people are talking about it and one day, it may even play a role in subsidy. Healthy soil is actually a living entity with >5,000 species and more individual organisms in one handful as there have ever been humans on Earth. But what does healthy soil mean? [...]

2020-06-19T14:56:04+00:00June 19th, 2020|Beef, Dairy, Management, Sheep|

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+00:00March 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+00:00January 21st, 2020|Beef, Dairy|
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