Farm Blog

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...
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...
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...
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...
Case Study: Bull Fertility Testing
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:26pm
An infertile or sub-fertile bull can be catastrophic to a herd. Whether you have a single bull or rotate several bulls, the impact of one sub-...
Understanding Ewe Nutrition
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:23pm
Nutrition hugely affects all aspects of sheep health and production. Poor nutrition has negative effects on ovulation rate, early embryonic...
SARA in Dairy Cows
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:04pm
What is SARA? SARA, or Subacute Ruminal Acidosis, is a prolonged and repeated period of abnormally low rumen pH. Rumen pH fluctuates during any...
Complications in Lambing
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:50pm
We’re into the New Year and the days are getting longer (slowly), and for many that means lambing is upon you. With lambing a number of you...
Back on the shelves: Flubenvet (worm treatment for chickens, geese & turkeys)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:18pm
Flubenvet 1% Medicated Premixture (60g) is back on the shelves! This very useful product allows the simple, in-feed treatment of Chickens,...
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...

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