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Species Appropriate Fencing

Species Appropriate Fencing What is the biggest preventable animal welfare issue that as a Veterinarian I have to deal with? …

Does It Do What It Says On The Tin?

Many people choose a brand over a generic product because they expect to get higher value with a better quality …

Should She Stay or Should She Go?

Calving pattern has one of the biggest influences on herd fertility; culling is a chance for you to influence next …

Benefit From Eprinex

Cows not treated at calving may still benefit from a treatment with EPRINEX®  It is well recognised that body condition …

Detect dirty cows early

Dirty cows cost you income by not cycling or conceiving, leading to fewer days in milk and a higher empty …

Copper deficiency in cattle

copper deficiency

Copper levels have to be low for several months before deficiency signs are noted, so the aim is to maintain …

Strategies for reducing environmental mastitis

environmental mastitis

Some strategies that can help reduce environmental mastitis are: Teat Spraying – all quarters, every milking, all season. Cover the …

Calf Scours

metrichecking calves

We have seen a few scour problems among the Autumn calving herds in recent weeks, mostly due to Rotavirus. If …

Heifer Mastitis

mastitis issues

Heifers: When is Mastitis not Mastitis? –                              When it is < 3 on the RMT. Many heifers develop suspect mastitis, …

Body condition dry off targets

With herds (hopefully) drying off in April or May, NOW is the time to assess condition score and ensure your …