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Winter Housing Fluke Treatment – Part 1

Chris Gregory BVSc MRCVS  Winter housing offers the ideal break point in the fluke life cycle; a window of opportunity to clear infestations accumulated in the previous grazing season. The benefits of treatment mainly relate to the improved health of the liver with increased feed conversion, reduced days to finishing and the knock-on effect on […]

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Are you aware?

Stephanie Patel BVetMed MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services Earlier this month, several vets from our practice attended a meeting on the well-being of the Devon farmer, co-ordinated by the #RU Well Aware? campaign. This was attended by different agri-professionals from bankers to machinery sales people. The aim of this meeting was to raise awareness of the […]

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Check out our Summer Newsletter!

Hello everyone! We hope you are all coping well with the hot summer weather that we’ve had recently. We have been busy putting together our Spring/Summer edition of our newsletter for you all to have a read through. In this edition, you will find a variety of articles: Dairy wisdom in uncertain times, by Nick […]

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Dairy wisdom in uncertain times

Nick Barradale BVSc MRCVS As I write this article, I am considering the uncertainty that currently grips the nation, not to mention the agricultural sector, regarding Brexit. No matter if we leave or stay, wise investment is essential to future proofing dairy businesses. Key areas for improvement in the industry are; biosecurity, data and return […]

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African Swine Fever – are we aware of the risks?

Sylvaine Lacrosse BVetMed MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services Did you know it is illegal to feed catering waste, kitchen scraps, meat or meat products to farmed animals? This includes production and backyard pigs! The reason for this legislation is to prevent the spread of diseases such as African Swine Fever, where the risk of the disease […]

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Our Christmas opening times

Our Christmas opening times are as follows: Christmas Eve: Open 8.30am until 12.30pm Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed Thursday 27th: Open 8.30am until 5.00pm Friday 28th: Open 8.30am until 5.00pm New Year’s Eve: Open 8.30am until 12.30pm New Year’s Day: Closed Wednesday 2nd January: Open as normal An out of hours emergency service will be run by the vets […]

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Molecare News: Winter Edition

This year is almost a wrap in an ever changing farming industry. But before the year is out we have one final newsletter for you to read. Our Winter Newsletter contains a variety of interesting veterinary topics for you to read up on and some exciting staff news! This edition includes: Streptococcus uberus mastitis Ventilate, […]

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Should I be worried about Johne’s?

Krzysztof Reich MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services It has been almost four years since The National Johne’s Management Plan commenced. As part of assessing the industry’s progress on the issue, Action Johne’s has arranged a Conference which will be held in Worcester on 30th January 2019. Key points will include raising further awareness among farmers and […]

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BVD – Stamp it out!

Chris Gregory BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus) can be an insidious disease in a herd; its “Trojan Horse” strategy often catching farm biosecurity on the hop. The virus is mostly associated with poor reproductive performance and immune system suppression resulting in secondary illness (e.g. pneumonia & scour). Ultimately production efficiency […]

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Prepare for Pasteurellosis

Sylvaine Lacrosse BVetMed MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services Whilst it was a fantastic summer for holiday makers, it wasn’t so great for growing grass and lamb growth. This unfortunately means that a lot of lambs are not reaching target weights, are needed to be kept longer and housed in the winter when this may have previously […]

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