Cattle

Cattle are a significant part of both our day-to-day and emergency work at the practice. There have been significant pressures in the beef and dairy industry recently particularly with respect to antibiotic usage and preventative health care. Knowing the disease status and risk in your herd is vital to the success of productivity and animal health.

Farm Visits

  • All obstetrical procedures undertaken – difficult calvings, foetotomies, caesarean sections.
  • Routine fertility visits and reproduction – PD’s, non-cycling cows, problem breeders, synchronisation of breeding and associated treatments.
  • Blood Sampling – both diagnosing and monitoring disease status.
  • Surgical Procedures – displaced abomasums, open castrations, dehorning etc
  • Herd Health Planning and Preventative Measures.
  • Competitive medicine and vaccination prices.
  • Routine and private T.B Testing.
  • In House Worm egg counts and advice
  • Young Stock Management Advice – including pelvic measurements in pre-breeding heifers, pneumonia advice, scour management.
  • Flock Health Plans
  • Medicines and Vaccinations competitively priced
  • Lameness Advice including on-farm investigations and up-to-date information on current research and advice.
  • Exports
  • Post-mortem Investigations and diagnostic sampling.

Sheep Scab Blood Test

A new blood test is available which detects the presence of animals’ antibodies to Sheep Scab. These antibodies are picked up before sheep start to show any clinical signs of itching or wool-loss. An ideal test to use when buying in replacements or to monitor treatment and for early detection of disease before it becomes a major problem. Costs around £8.75 per sample (plus VAT) and it is recommended that a representative number of samples are taken e.g. 6 in a flock of 200. Please enquire for further information.