Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 08

Lambing time records

Keeping some simple figures at lambing time can really help us to make improvements within your flock. Even if the most basic tally chart was kept at lambing time it would give us something to work on. Basic information to keep: Number of lambs born dead, number of lambs died after born alive, number of …

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Apr 08

Mud Fever

With this prolonged wet weather, horse owners should be on the lookout for signs of mud fever, which affects horses lower legs. It is a common condition that affects horses living and working in wet muddy conditions. The skin over the pasterns and heels becomes infected, resulting in scabby or exudative lesions which can be …

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Apr 08

Itchy Cattle

Symptoms of itchiness and hair loss in housed cattle at this time of the year may be a sign of lice infection. However other causes such as cattle scab and other types of mites should also be considered. Lice may be seen on the skin if you look carefully however to confirm, bring us a …

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Apr 08

Heifer Pelvic Measurements

Our new pelvic meter has arrived! It is designed to measure the width of heifers pelvis’s to help indicate what size calf the heifer would be able to calve. This indication can then help decide on whether to breed from or fatten the heifer. If you would like to trial this service please contact us …

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Apr 08

Top tips for controlling Digital Dermatitis in cattle

Digital Dermatitis is a serious problem on many dairy herds, and an increasing number of beef herds. If a high proportion of the herd is affected it can have a severe impact on yields and fertility. It’s not easy, but it is definitely possible to keep it under control. First – if you don’t have …

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