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Feeding and Housing Calves in Winter

Johanna Marsden BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets As the temperatures really begin to drop and the cold winter months set in, it’s important to review the set up you have for your calves to ensure that they are best equipped to deal with the changes in weather through the coming weeks and months. Pre-weaned calves […]

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Calf Respiratory Infections: Improving welfare and productivity through vaccination programmes

Sylvaine Lacrosse BVetMed MRCVS Calf respiratory disease is something that is present throughout the year, and whilst this is typical of this type of disease, as we approach the colder months we are expecting to see an increase in cases. Unfortunately for producers, there are so many different pathogens linked to respiratory disease that it […]

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Combatting Coccidiosis in Calves

Charlotte Reid BSc BVSc MRCVS Coccidiosis is a parasite that many farmers will have come across during their time, and can cause considerable issues when it gets into youngstock. Coccidiosis is a costly disease for both Beef and Dairy systems, and appropriate management, diagnosis and treatment is vital to prevent significant economic losses and to […]

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Molecare Farm Vets Launch New Calf Vaccine Programme

Preventative care to combat respiratory disease. The newly launched Molecare Calf Vaccine Programme can help to reduce the risk of disease through bespoke vaccination protocols and monitoring services, ensuring the risk of disease on your farm is carefully managed and controlled at source. Our Calf Vaccine Programme includes: Initial on farm assessment of calf housing […]

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Pelvimetry and its uses in a suckler herd

Stephanie Patel BVetMed MRCVS Traditionally within farming the selecting of a replacement heifer has often be done through assessing frame size and weights, however research and experience has shown that neither have a direct correlation to their ability to calve without assistance. However, research has shown that the pelvic area has a moderate heritability, and […]

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Lungworm – are you thinking about it?

Alistair Chilcott BVetMed MRCVS Grazing cattle, in both dairy and beef systems, are at risk of this costly disease (HUSK) during the autumn months, with the risk period increasing due to changing weather patterns. So why worry now? Because last Autumn we saw several cases of Lungworm and now is the time to implement an effective […]

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Winter Housing Fluke Treatment – Part 3

Chris Gregory BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services Over the last two articles we have looked at how to define the risk of liver fluke infestation in your herd, and the considerations around choice and timing of flukicide treatment at winter housing. The final article is intended as a round-up of the remaining factors influencing a […]

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Winter Housing Fluke Treatment – Part 2

Chris Gregory BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services Last month’s article looked at the risk factors for fluke infestation and testing options. This instalment looks at appropriate treatments available and when to treat. A vast array of products exist, and not all products kill all stages of fluke within the animal. The scope of this article […]

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