Farm Blog

Friday, 20 December 2019 - 11:25am
The new Official Controls Regulation (OCR) will apply directly to the UK from 14th December 2019. The factsheet linked in this article outlines what will be changing for importers of third country animals, animal products, food and feed of non-animal origin, plants and plant products.
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 10:47am
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of the team at Severn Edge Vets. Please click here to see our Christmas opening hours and emergency contact details
Friday, 7 December 2018 - 2:25pm
The Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Robert Huey, today urged farmers to remain vigilant after Bluetongue was detected in a heifer imported from...
Friday, 13 July 2018 - 9:30am
Help to reduce the risk of African swine fever reaching pigs in the UK
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 11:44am
Temperatures during June 2018 rose well above average in some regions of Great Britain (GB), with the Meteorological Office recording well...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 9:29am
Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been lifted in England and Wales. All bird keepers should continue to maintain good biosecurity to help...
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 3:11pm
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Birds in Warwickshire Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire. This is the...
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 10:59am
Moxidectin Resistance Confirmed in Sheep Scab Mites from SAC Consulting Confirmation of moxidectin resistance in Psoroptes ovis mites from four...
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 4:56pm
In the light of the deteriorating position of African Swine Fever in Eastern Europe and the risk of feeding scraps to pigs DEFRA/APHA have now...
Monday, 3 July 2017 - 2:53pm
From the 1st of July we will have a basic stock level of farm medicines at the Ludlow branch. The branch is managed by Emily Meredith who is a...
Monday, 3 July 2017 - 2:51pm
Last year we highlighted this as a problem and we are already finding this issue again. We have had a few cases where an embryotomy has been...
Friday, 30 June 2017 - 12:01pm
Disinfection of Angling Equipment Anglers are fishing more waters and travelling further afield in search of their sport. This trend can only...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 1:29pm
SAC Consulting have released the following findings on calf suckling within the first 4 hours. For beef calves, ensuring good calf viability is...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 1:15pm
This is an advisory notice we have received from the APHA regarding the CHeCS TB health schemes in England and Wales. There are two Cattle...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 12:32pm
Analysis of SAC data for the past 5 years shows that 92.5% of lead poisoning cases were diagnosed between April and September i.e. during the...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 11:14am
From the APHA A case of avian influenza in poultry has been confirmed in Lancashire and restrictions are in place. Read more at: https://www...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 9:50am
Removal of housing requirement in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have today announced https://www...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:32am
What is BVD? Bovine Viral Diarrhoea or BVD is a highly contagious viral disease of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:25am
Orf is a constant and recurrent threat to the productivity and performance of a sheep flock. Avoid poor lamb growth rates by vaccinating your...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:23am
24 February 2017 This update is to inform you that guidance on the disease control measures that come into force on 28 February has been...
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 12:04pm
From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs , Animal and Plant Health Agency , Food Standards Agency and Public Health England...
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 10:12am
Down ewes can be frustrating and time consuming – the most common causes are metabolic and related to nutrition around lambing time. Treatment...
The Good Calving Guide
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 4:55pm
Calving Kit Essential kit should include obstetric gloves, clean calving ropes for head and legs, obstetric gel, surgical scrub, a clean...
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 4:37pm
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs...

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