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Government reveals financial help to improve animal welfare

Mole Valley Farmers has welcomed a government move to fund improvements to the health and welfare of livestock, including annual vet visits and grants to improve livestock conditions.  Speaking at the recent NFU annual conference, Environment Secretary George Eustice revealed details of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway – a programme of financial support for […]

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Reducing antibiotics at lambing

Our Molecare Farm Vet Stephanie Patel has been looking at how you could reduce the use of antibiotics as the lambing season gets underway. The pros and cons of antibiotic use during the busy lambing season can easily be forgotten when it’s all kicking off. As many of you know, Spectam™ has been discontinued and […]

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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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