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Spring 2022 Update

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Welcome to our Spring 2022 update, we cover the implications with Orf in lambs which can have an impact on flock performance.  Metabolic diseases in ewes at lambing time.  Fertility gains in beef cattle. 

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Winter 2021 update

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Welcome to our winter update.  Sam discusses the management of sheep scab and the best practices to follow.  Maria highlights the widespread prevalence of BVD.  Gemma weighs up the factors involved in controlling pneumonia in calves. Finally, we bid Kirstie Griffiths a fond farewell and will be greatly missed by clients and staff.

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Autumn 2021 update

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Welcome to our Autumn 2021 newsletter, we hear about Mike’s latest news from Zambia.  Chris discusses ways to achieving successful management of transition cows.  Jorge covers the problems with Mycoplasma Bovis discussing the diagnosis and prevention.  Noah takes a look at fertility testing in rams.  We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Emily and Vicky for passing there exams this summer to become an SQP.

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Spring Update 2021

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Welcome to our Spring 2021 newsletter, we cover nematodirus risk in lambs, Artifical Insemination tips for spring.  Cover the problems with Orf in lambs and the grass staggers in cattle which can be a major risk this time of year.

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March Newsletter 2021

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Welcome to our March 2021 Update, we cover the frustrations of scouring calves, covering treatments and best protocols.  Bull fertility testing and the service we can provide.  Problems with hypocalcaemia and pregnancy toxaemia.

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December Newsletter 2020

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Welcome to our December newsletter update.  We cover the complications of Clostridial disease in ewes with the best practices to follow.  The importance of colostrum and preparing for the lambing season ahead.  Our latest VPS offer list.

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Summer Newsletter

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Welcome to our summer update, covering some relevant topics for the summer season, TB FAQs and current VPS offers.

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Spring 2020 Newsletter

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In our spring newsletter, we celebrate the opening of our Lutterworth branch (pictured is our new farm receptionist Emily Cox). We give an update on the changes brought about by Covid-19: the way we need to carry out our farm visits and TB testing, product deliveries and turnaround on test results.The nematodirus risk is high this spring and there's advice on what to look for and how to treat it, plus advice on parasite control this summer.

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Winter 2019/20 Newsletter

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In our winter newsletter, vet Chris Watton takes a look at reducing adult cow mortality on dairy farms, while Freddie Watchorn and Andrew Thomas give an overview of colostrum management and the feeding of calves. There's an autumn roundup of seasonal health issues by Max Hardy and an update from Rebecca Davenport on our Smallholders Club. Our Meet the Staff column features our new Farm Animal Practice Manager Nick Watson (as pictured).

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FVS Autumn Newsletter 2019

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In our autumn newsletter, Max Hardy runs through the key parasites to look out for in the autumn, and the diagnostic tests and treatment options available; Jorge Robayna looks at aspects of fertility in suckler herds: PD-ing of cows and bull-testing; Zoe Hebblethwaite gives an overview of pneumonia and the vaccination options; our Vet Techs Robyn Oram and Vickie Gillespie explain the benefits of mobility scoring and body condition scoring.

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