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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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Preparing for the Tupping Season

Stephanie Patel BVetMed MRCVS Molecare Farm Vets As we approach the tupping season, preparation is key to ensure that your flock are in good condition and ready for the mating period ahead. We would advise that preparation starts at least two months before mating occurs, with a close review of both your rams and ewes, […]

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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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What exactly is heat stress, how does it affect dairy cows and why is it a growing threat to UK production?

All ruminants struggle with heat stress but Dairy cows are particularly susceptible.  Comfort, consistent health and optimal intakes are all essential to ensure dairy cows remain the balanced productive machines the industry expects.  Due to poor sweating capacity cows manage their thermal comfort zone through a combination of intake adjustment, drooling and panting or increased […]

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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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Measuring, Managing and Monitoring Lameness in Cattle

Alistair Chilcott BVetMed MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets Affecting all cattle herds, lameness can cause significant welfare and financial issues across farms who struggle to get a successful control strategy in place to manage the condition. When creating a management strategy for the condition, you should always be guided by the animals who are currently lame, […]

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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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