Training day for farmers
posted on Friday 6th March 2020
We held a farmer training day in February, at Tower House Farm, by kind permission of Mr Allen, and supported by Norbrook. The day began with an informative presentation covering a variety of different emergency scenarios that can arise on a farm – from difficult lambings to bloated cattle, which was then followed by a question-and-answer session.
After this, attendees were split into two groups for the practical sessions. Paul from Norbrook and Robyn our Vet Tech gave a faecal egg counting demonstration and discussed different wormers and the benefits of field rotation to one group.
Meanwhile, FVS vets Freddie and Jorge showed the second group how to safely and correctly take blood samples from sheep and cattle, and carry out body condition scoring, drenching, and examinations of breeding bulls.
To finish off the day, we all enjoyed a scrumptious hog roast from ‘Farmer Lou’.
Learn more on 'responsible use' of medicines
posted on Wednesday 30th October 2019
In November, we will be holding another meeting on the subject of medicine usage and 'responsible use'.
The meeting will be held at The Quorn Lodge Hotel in Melton Mowbray from 7:00pm on Wednesday 6 November.
The cost is £20+VAT per person and includes refreshments. If you would like to attend, please contact the Melton Farm Office on 01664 567481 for more details, and to book your place.
New Faecal Egg Count (FEC) service
posted on Saturday 24th August 2019
We have now launched an in-house Faecal Egg Count (FEC) service: the cost of egg-counting and interpretation is £15+VAT.
For more information call us on 01664 567481, email us on FEC@rutlandvets.co.uk or simply pop into one of our branches - at Uppingham, Melton or Harborough - where you can also pick up a free sample pack.
Events for smallholders
posted on Monday 20th May 2019
We have two forthcoming evenings for our Smallholders Club: On Wednesday 17th July, we will be holding an evening meeting on the topic of Calf Pneumonia: which animals are at risk, and what can be done to protect them. Zoetis is kindly sponsoring the meeting. Then on Wednesday 18th September, Zoetis is again sponsoring an evening meeting on ‘Tightening the lambing period’ which will include discussions on synchronisation of breeding and worming programmes.
These meetings also always provide the opportunity for you to discuss with our vets, any concerns you may have on aspects of animal health or management. If you are interested in joining the Smallholders Club and attending any of these events, please contact the Melton Branch on 01664 567481 for more information.