With over two thirds of the UK’s dairy herds harbouring Johne’s Disease, many of you will be all too familiar with this frustrating disease. We’ve seen the set up and implementation of Action Johne’s Management Plans over the past two years and with the plans implemented we should be getting […]
Lameness is a consistent problem in dairy herds, but it is quickly becoming the hot topic amongst processors and that could have a real affect on how lameness is managed on farm. We could talk all day about the facts, challenges and solutions, but we decided it would be best […]
If you heard your cattle coughing at grass last autumn, this means they could have been harbouring lungworm burdens that compromise growth rates and lifetime milking performance. Most lungworm cases are reported at the back end of the grazing season.
Unfortunately, lungworm larvae can overwinter on pasture and in carrier […]
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 […]
Avoiding residue failures and ensuring your milk is of the highest quality is crucial. So you need to be able to milk with confidence to positively promote the amazing product that is milk.
We don’t need to remind any of you of the media storm […]
Vet Partners have recently acquired the ‘Grassroots Herdcheck’ software for Cell Check and Feed Check reports, which have been very popular at LLM over the past twelve years. The platform is being hosted at our Whitchurch branch has been renamed ‘Dairy Monitor’ Cell Check, so look out for […]
In the final installment of Kiwi yarns (did Hannah really go to New Zealand I hear you ask?!) I’ll be talking all things minerals. Despite working predominantly with dairy cattle over in NZ, these principles apply to dairy cows, beef and sheep alike!
Given our recent tropical climate mineral supplementation is all […]