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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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Feb 17

Vitamin D deficiency – Fact and fiction in sheep

Back in 2007 there were diagnosed rickets in a range of hill hoggs (swales, cheviots and herdwicks) investigated by the VLA in 7 flocks in Northern England. Most were returning from wintering on dairy farms. They showed signs of: ‘Tip-toeing’ Stiffness Prolonged recumbency Two bowed legs They were confirmed by bloods and post-mortem, most suspected …

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Feb 17

Scabivax

As far as we are aware we will be allocated the same number of bottles of scabivax as last year. They will roll into us on the months they were ordered last year. We are trying our best to get extra doses in so please contact us in advance so we can add more to …

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Jan 14

Calf Jackets

In cold weather calves burn energy to keep warm. Consider feeding more in cold weather (up to 170g/l) and/or use calf jackets. Disease prevention: To prevent scour and pneumonia, go through this check list: Colostrum: 3 litres within 6 hours. We now have 3 litre calf stomach tube bags available. Freeze colostrum in flat bags …

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Dec 19

Sudden Death in Sheep

This month we’ve seen a lot of sudden deaths in fattening lambs. Post mortem examinations of these sheep are essential! We have had cases of acute fluke already but we are also seeing a large number with systemic pasteurella infection.   Pasteurella can either cause pneumonia or sudden death. Sudden deaths caused by pasteurella are …

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Dec 16

Fluke in the Beef Industry

What is fluke? Fluke is a liver parasite found in cattle, sheep, goats, horse, deer and man. Adult fluke lay eggs which pass onto pasture (hundreds per day), eggs hatch in spring when the mean temperature is over 10C and release miracidia which penetrate a mud snail. They develop in the snail and emerge as …

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Dec 12

New TB testing rules

From Jan 2015 an “enhanced” zero tolerance policy will be implemented by Defra. Anybody who fails to complete the TB test within the prescribed deadline will suffer deductions to their farm subsidy payments. The reduction in CAP payments will be on a sliding scale from 1% upwards depending on how many days the TB test …

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Dec 12

The Importance of Bull Fertility

During natural service, half of your herd’s fertility comes from the bull. Even with the best cows, there will be no calves without a fertile bull! With an infertile bull, this is obvious within a few weeks when cows begin to return. However problems arise with the sub-fertile bull. A sub-fertile bull will catch some …

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Advanced Foot Trimming refresher

If you’ve had plenty of experience but it’s been a while since you had any training, this is the course for you. This one day practical course is tailored to the participants. We’ll ensure you’re fully up to date with latest techniques, treating and preventing lame cows as effectively as possible.

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Services

Our experienced team of Large Animal Vets at Tethera can offer: 24 hour direct line to a vet 5 experienced and dedicated large animal vets Routine fertility work with the latest ultrasound scanners Farm management software including TotalVet and VetImpress Herd Health plans and consultancy for both Beef and Dairy Flock Health plans and consultancy Parasite …

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