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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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The importance of quarantining

Sylvaine Lacrosse BVetMed MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets COVID-19 has demonstrated how devastating the spread of disease can be in the human sphere, with all of us living under restrictions over the past few months in order to quarantine the disease and prevent its’ spread. However whilst words such as isolation and quarantine were up until […]

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Mastdecide – the new on-farm Mastitis test

Katie Scotter BA VetMB MRCVS With the recent shortages of antibiotic lactating cow tubes set to affect the dairy industry for several months, it is a good opportunity to look at other ways of approaching mastitis treatment. Currently we use tubes that contain multiple antibiotics to cover a wide range of bacteria. This is necessary […]

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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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Calf Scours – What can be done to prevent it?

Johanna Marsden BVSc MRCVS Calf scour, or diarrhoea, is one of the biggest causes of poor growth and mortality in calves. An outbreak of infectious scour is costly and has been estimated to cost £57.94 /cow in the herd. It can be prevented with good biosecurity and hygiene. It is important that practical steps are […]

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Essential oils boost calf health

Charlie Carslake BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services Alternative therapies are being widely used in other livestock to improve health, however, with a lack of research in the dairy industry farmers are falling behind. I recently carried out a trial to assess such treatments in calves. There is no denying that the whole agricultural industry is […]

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Our Molecare Winter Newsletter 16/17 has arrived

Our Molecare Winter Newsletter has landed and in it you will find a bundle of interesting articles including: Moving towards a reduction in antibiotics, Richard Turner MRCVS, Director of Molecare Veterinary Services and St David’s Poultry Team; Top tips for healthy lambs; Vaccination against pneumonia, Chris Gregory BVSc MRCVS, Farm Vet; Neosporosis in cattle – […]

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Avoid Pneumonia with a solid vaccination plan

Chris Gregory BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services Pneumonia is one of the most common veterinary diagnoses made, and one of the key areas where antibiotics are still regularly used for both targeted and blanket treatments. However, as dependence on antibiotic use is coming under increased scrutiny across all industries, emphasis will shift to alternative prevention […]

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