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Choosing a Bull
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:26am
Purchasing a bull can be an expensive process, but the value that he brings to your herd can be worth far more than his initial cost. It is...
Border Disease (Hairy Shaker Disease)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:16am
Studies have shown that at least one third of sheep flocks have been exposed to the virus which causes Border Disease, also known as Hairy...
Benefits of Data Collection in Suckler Herds
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:11am
The recording and analysis of data on beef suckler herd performance may take some time, but it does enable the root causes of any production...
Thin Ewes and Possible Causes
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:06am
In the run up to the main tupping season checking ewe body condition score (BCS) and considering the impact that disease may be having on it is...
Selective Dry Cow Therapy (SDCT)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:52am
As many of our dairy farming clients will be aware there is pressure coming from in and outside the industry to reduce antibiotic usage and...
Dangers of Leptospirosis
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:43am
Leptospirosis is now widespread in UK cattle herds. Recent surveys found it in 79% of dairy herds and 63% of beef herds. So what is...
Severn Edge Equine Vets and St Georges Equine join forces from 1st March 2016
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:30am
Severn Edge Equine Vets based in Bridgnorth are delighted to be the chosen partner of St George’s Veterinary Group’s Equine Division to provide...
News from the NSA
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:28am
The National Sheep Association have published the following news about caring for your flock and the issues currently effecting livestock...
Action Johne’s – what is it?
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:24am
In April 2015, Dairy UK and AHDB Dairy awarded a contract to a consortium of XLVets, RAFT Solutions Ltd, SRUC and SAC Vet Services to deliver...
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:14am
Rumen drinking and secondary acidosis is a problem of artificially reared calves, which has been seen by the SAC fairly commonly in the post...
Looking Like Lots of Listeria Locally- report from the SAC
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:06am
February brought with it multiple diagnoses of listeriosis in all its forms suggesting there may be a high risk of disease this spring. Very...
New Nematodirus warning map to keep an eye out for
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:03am
As temperatures are falling at the moment spring may still seem some time away, however we will soon be there! At a SCOPS meeting last month...
A happy smile = a happy pet
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:01am
Home dental care is one of the best ways to help keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy. Start as early as possible in your canine friend’s...
My Pet Has Bad Breath. What’s causing it?
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:58am
Whether it’s humans or pets, bad breath is never a good thing. It’s a stinky problem, but in most cases there’s a lot you can do to keep bad...
Tick borne disease Babesiosis in Britain
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:54am
Dog owners warned about deadly tick borne disease Babesiosis that has been seen in Britain for the first time after apparently traveling on an...
Ask the Vet?
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:52am
Ask the Vet? Severn Edge Vet, Rachel answers; “why does my pet have bad breath?” Although there can be several causes of smelly breath (or ‘...
A Surfeit of Snails
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:50am
News from the SAC: A Surfeit of Snails Galba truncatula appear to be thriving this Spring. Should we be worried? Who knows what our changing...
Fertility boosted with use of Metacam for mastitis
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:47am
It is well known that a cow that has a case of mastitis has reduced fertility, whether the mastitis case occurs before or after insemination...
Iodine and Pregnant Ewes
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:41am
Iodine and pregnant Ewes an update from the SAC Iodine is stored in the thyroid gland where it is incorporated into the hormone T4 which...
REMINDER ON MICROCHIPPING LAWS IN ENGLAND
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 9:37am
As many of you may already be aware, new microchipping laws in England will be coming in to effect on Wednesday 6th April stipulating that all...
Report from NADIS on Ram diseases: pre and post sale
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 5:01pm
As a consequence of high concentrate feeding often in preparation for sale, rams are prone to several conditions including urethral...
Nematodirus Update from the SAC: CASES SEEN
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:57pm
Earlier this year post mortem examination of a 20kg lamb at the Dumfries centre revealed scour, around 8,000 nematodirus worms in the small...
Interesting cases at our Bridgnorth Hospital…
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:54pm
Bridgnorth has had an exciting few weeks in terms of interesting cases. Thanks to our new keyhole surgery equipment we have been able to...
Stocktake needs you!
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:46pm
AHBD are looking for farms in your region to participate in Stocktake, the free cost and performance service from AHDB. Could you help? If you...

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