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Are your rams up to the job?
posted on Tuesday 5th July 2022

Tuesday 5th July 2022

Are your rams up to the job?

Rams have a huge impact on economical returns for the flock. Therefore it is vital for them to have optimal fertility. Research has shown that 10-15% of rams are unsatisfactory.

Don’t wait until scanning to find out if your rams have worked!

They may have desirable genetic characteristics, but would be of very little value as a flock sire if they are not breeding optimally.

Fertility test your rams annually and at least 10 weeks before the breeding season is due to start.

Call us today to book in your ram fertility tests with one of the vets.

To book your place, call the practice on 01664 567481 (option 2)

Half price Faecal Egg Count offer!
posted on Tuesday 5th July 2022

Tuesday 5th July 2022


This time of year is crucial for endoparasites and so we are offering inhouse faecal worm egg count for sheep and cattle at only £7.50+vat per sample until the end of September!

The key to parasite control is to prevent burdens from becoming unmanageable or leaving lasting effects. Don’t wait until your lambs, ewes or calves are scouring. Regular faecal egg counts and monitoring growth rates are key for good worm control.

Faecal egg counts enable us to:

  • Determine the need for treatment.
  • Prevent unnecessary treatment – slowing the progress of resistance.
  • Identify resistance post treatment.


New Lutterworth branch for FVS!
posted on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Wednesday 17th June 2020

We are extremely thrilled to announce the opening of our new Lutterworth branch of Farm Veterinary Solutions.

With this expansion, we can provide local support to our south Leicestershire clients as well as provide a range of services – such as mobility scoring - to local farmers.

In fact, our full range of veterinary and vet tech services for livestock farmers will be on offer from Lutterworth. These include fertility services, in-house faecal egg count testing, condition scoring, herd and flock health planning, and gamebird health services.

A variety of competitively priced medicines and wormers are kept in stock at the Lutterworth practice enabling same day collection, or next day collection for special orders.  

Informative and practical meetings for our farming clients are held throughout the year on relevant subjects. We also run a smallholders club for those wanting to improve their knowledge, or who are new to owning livestock. This has proven very popular and of real benefit to its members.

Emily Cox has joined the FVS team as farm receptionist for the Lutterworth branch, she is local to the area and will be a familiar face to some. Emily will be in the practice from Monday to Friday and is happy to process any requests and handle enquiries.

If you are interested in finding out more about the services we offer, and the benefits of working with an independently owned practice, then please get in touch.

Call us on 01455 248500 – or drop in to see us at Elms Farm Industrial Estate, Bitteswell LE17 4LR.

Training day for farmers
posted on Friday 6th March 2020

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’.

New Faecal Egg Count (FEC) service
posted on Saturday 24th August 2019

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 or simply pop into one of our branches - at Uppingham, Melton or Harborough - where you can also pick up a free sample pack.