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Fly Control - Don't Delay!
posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2024

Although we may see flies as just a nuisance, uncontrolled fly populations can significantly affect your livestock's health. As well as general welfare issues including discomfort and pain, flies can also have the following affects:

  • Reduced milk yield in cattle by up to 20%
  • Increased incidence of summer mastitis
  • Reduced calf weaning weights by up to 9kg
  • Risk of blowfly strike in sheep
  • Reduced reproductive potential in sheep
  • Downgraded quality of wool clip

Different species of flies are active at varying times of the...

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Suckler Fertility Meeting
posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2024

Join our vet, Freddie, and Ceva Animal Health for an evening discussing the importance of fertility and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the beef suckler herd. 

The meeting will take place on  Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 7pm in Melton Mowbray.


A presentation from Ceva on the importance of fertility in your herd and the value of genetics and the role AI can play. 

A discussion with Freddie about Beef Suckler KPIs and how they link to herd fertility & performance.

Food and refreshments will be provided - please let us know if you have any...

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Coccidiosis Risk Period!
posted on Tue, 9 Apr 2024

Within the practice we are currently seeing an increasing number of cases of coccidiosis. This time of year sees high numbers of young lambs, often in intensive situations - a prime environment for Coccidia.

Coccidiosis remains one of the most commercially import diseases of young lambs. As the lambing season progresses and the number of susceptible lambs on farm increases, coccidiosis can appear, sometimes as an explosive outbreak. Infections usually occur between 3 and 12 weeks of age, sometimes older. It causes not only damaging clinical signs - including bloody scours and weight...

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Nematodirus Risk Alert!
posted on Mon, 8 Apr 2024

The Nematodirus forecast for the East Midlands has risen to 'High / Very High Risk'! 

Nematodirus can strike very quickly. You cannot afford to have a 'wait and see' policy!

Damage caused by Nematodirus is from large numbers of immature larvae that are not yet producing eggs. Therefore, faecal egg counts (FECs), are not a reliable indicator of risk. Rapid action is essential!

Risk factors:

  • Pasture: Pasture grazed by ewes and lambs last year is extremely high risk. Avoid if possible.
  • Weather: Nematodirus thrive in wet and warm weather (like now!)...

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Welcome to Farm Veterinary Solutions Ltd
posted on Fri, 5 Apr 2024

From April 2024, we are now a separate company to Rutland and Kings Veterinary Centre small animal practices. 

As a stand alone farm practice, we are excited to continue working with all of our clients, further developing our services and "caring for the health of your business". 

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to get in touch! 

For farm queries, please email: [email protected]

For small animal queries, please email: clientcare@...

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We are on Instagram!
posted on Fri, 26 Jan 2024

We are finally on Instagram!! 

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Lambing Kit List
posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2024

Any spare minute during lambing is better spent resting with a cuppa rather than dashing in to the vets practice or ag store for emergency supplies. 

Check your medicine cabinet and kit stash to ensure you have everything you need (remember to check expiry dates!). Make a list of anything you are missing and pick these up ahead of the chaotic lambing period. 

We have put together a list of kit we think you may need - just click 'read more' to expand the image and get some inspiration for your supplies.

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Lambing Meetings 2024
posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2024

It is (or nearly is) lambing time! With our annual lambing meetings, we aim to give you the best possible guidance and support to prepare you for ,hopefully, a straightforward lambing period.

We are holding two lambing meetings, one in Melton Mowbray and the other in Market Harborough to allow accessibility for all. Full details of locations will be given closer to the date of the event.

Places are limited, so be sure to contact our Melton branch on 01664 567481 (option 2) to...

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Well done Robyn!
posted on Tue, 5 Dec 2023

Robyn is now officially an ATT! 

After completing all of the necessary training and passing the assessment, Robyn is now able to carry out statutory TB skin testing of cattle. We are extremely proud of Robyn for completing this next step and adding to her lengthy list of skills and services! 

Image is of Robyn meeting Robyn the cow!

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The Welland Sheep Meeting
posted on Tue, 5 Dec 2023

The Welland Sheep Meeting - 10th January, 7pm at the Buttercup Tearooms, Billesdon, LE7 9FE

We are very much looking forward to be participating in this meeting organised by Manor Farm Feeds! Our vet Rebecca will be discussing the potential issues sheep farmers face this coming lambing season. 

George Cook and Amelia Rome from the Anderstons Centre will also be presenting and will share information and tips on how farmers can potentially replace the basic payments through various funded schemes available. 

The final speaker is Guto Jones from For Farmers. Guto is a...

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