North-Charlotte Debbaut As I write this, temperatures have dropped and it has finally stopped raining, long may it last! For me this means I get a chance to tidy my van, as on rainy days things quickly get thrown in the back after a visit, which is not beneficial to van organisation! On a similar […]
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On 1st February 2024 Molecare Farm Vets became part of Synergy Farm Health, an independently owned, farm animal only veterinary practice based at Rampisham in Dorset. Synergy covers a large area of the South West, providing high quality vet and vet tech services to our farming clients, with particular expertise in the dairy, beef and […]
North – Graeme McPherson December saw some serious flooding. It has been a month of diversions and vets being picked up by Land Rovers or tractors in order to get to farms. The wet weather brought significant challenges with farmers loosing hay and silage to flooding and some having houses flooded – including our own […]
North-Pete O’Malley As we edge into winter, the conversations I’m having on farm are turning towards calf pneumonia again. Hopefully the calf housing government grant has helped some of you improve your sheds, but I wonder if housing sometimes gets too much focus when compared to calf resilience. A healthy calf that has had a […]
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I’ve received a text from DEFRA telling me that Bluetongue Virus is in the UK. What is Bluetongue virus and why do we need to know about it? Bluetongue Virus (BTV) is a virus which affects cattle, sheep, other ruminants such as goats and deer, and camelids (such as alpaca and llamas). It causes […]