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Avian Influenza Prevention Zone Declared

Disease Update for clients with poultry. We have been made aware that following a number of recent cases of Avian Influenza within the UK, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been put in place.Whilst this may only impact a small number of our clients, as a practice we […]

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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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How to improve the performance of dairy calves

Johanna Marsden BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets Calves are an important investment for the future, giving them the best start in life will see better returns in milk production, health status and fertility. Improving their performance is a multifactorial approach from the dam’s condition and health status to the calf’s colostrum management, housing and nutrition. […]

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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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Winter Fluke Housing Treatment Article Series – Part 2

Chris Gregory MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets Housing offers a perfect opportunity to break the pasture-based fluke lifecycle. The following article builds on last month’s discussion around assessing the risk of fluke infestation on your farm, highlighting the practicalities of timing treatments and selecting an appropriate active ingredient. Treatment Options & Timing At housing, an animal […]

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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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How to assess the risk of Fluke on your farm

Chris Gregory MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets Building an informed fluke control plan in the run up to the autumn/winter housing period could yield potential benefits when considering if, when and what routine treatments are required. The treatment period for fluke usually falls around the Winter housing period, and so now is the time to assess […]

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Parasite Control in Sheep

Stephanie Patel BVetMed MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets We all know the consequences of worm burdens in sheep, loss of condition, poor weight gain, and even death, but are we controlling it properly? What are we basing our decisions on when it comes to worming them? Is it being dictated by price, the leftover products you […]

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