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Monday, 6 February 2017 - 1:46pm
Pregnancy in the horse is typically accepted as varying from 335-342 days however, on the odd occasion, can range from as little as 315 to over...
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...
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 4:35pm
This ewe had been trying to lamb all morning and on investigation by SEVG vet, Gerard Callaghan MRCVS, ringwomb was diagnosed and the decision...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 9:04am
E. coli has the potential to cause many problems in young lambs including watery mouth, navel ill, joint ill, scour, meningitis and septicaemia...
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 9:07am
It’s not commonly known that horses, like cats, have a third eyelid. When something like a twig approaches the eye they contract the muscles...
Monday, 9 January 2017 - 2:31pm
Understanding calf temperature In the first week of life a calf is likely to spend extra energy trying to keep warm below an air temperature of...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:41am
Ulceration of the equine eye is a common condition. The position of the equine eye, its marked inflammatory response to injury and the flighty...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:30am
Choke is a relatively common condition in the horse that occurs when the horse’s oesophagus (the tube that takes food from the back of the...
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 4:53pm
The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu. Read avian influenza (bird flu) in winter...
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 9:24am
Local farm conditions may change, consult your Severn Edge Vet. Effective worm control should be part of your veterinary health plan. For the...
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 3:34pm
Ovine Abortion With the festive season behind us it means many of you will be starting lambing – unfortunately as always this means you may...
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 3:31pm
The following has been received from APHA: “On 21st December 2016 Schmallenberg virus was confi rmed by PCR as the cause of abortion on four...
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 9:30am
Colleagues in the SRUC Crop Clinic have highlighted an increased risk of ergot contamination of cereals following the cool, wet conditions...
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 12:33pm
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), also known as viral haemorrhagic disease or calici virus is a fatal disease found in the UK. Both outdoor...
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 3:19pm
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have issued the following warning regarding AVIAN INFLUENZA PREVENTION ZONES DECLARED The Chief...
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 10:37am
Veterinary associations are leading calls for livestock and horse owners to take precautionary measures to protect their animals from flooding...
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 10:20am
Cattle health schemes are an industry tool that aim to control and eradicate non-statutory diseases within the UK cattle herd. There are...
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 10:50am
English cattle farmers have until the end of the year to benefit from free uploads of BVD test results to the BVDFree England database. The...
PGE in sheep
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 12:01pm
Despite the current run of fantastic weather it appears that conditions this autumn have again been favourable for parasitic gastroenteritis in...
Friday, 11 November 2016 - 10:52am
Prince's Farm Resilience Programme The Prince’s Countryside Fund is offering free essential and practical business workshops and support to...
Liver Fluke
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 4:54pm
You may have received warnings about liver fluke recently from the likes of the NSA, SCOPS or in the farming press. This is especially...
Update to our Equine Planned Visit Scheme (WV16)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 4:01pm
You asked, we listened! Due to popular demand our Planned Visit Scheme will now be visiting WV16 post codes on Monday instead of Wednesdays,...

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