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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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Vets and Nutritionists – What is the role of a vet in relation to on farm nutrition?

 Charlotte Reid BSc BVSc MRCVS What and how a cow is fed directly affects her productivity, health, fertility and much more. Furthermore, purchased feeds are generally the single biggest cost on farm – it is therefore vital that vets work together with farmers and nutritionists to optimise our patients’ diets, and in doing so the […]

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Every Lamb Counts

Rose Young BVM BVS MRCVS Molecare Farm Vets With lamb prices where they are this year (580p/kg at time of writing), every lamb really does count. In order to maximise lamb survival, it is important that we identify and understand when and why losses are occurring in your system so as we can target your […]

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Sheep Nutrition – Considerations for the pregnant Ewe

Andy Adler BVM&S MBA PGCert Vet Ed MRCVS Molecare Farm Vets During pregnancy the main focus should be on ensuring consistent and efficient nutrition is provided to ewes, to both encourage the growth and development of the lambs, as well as their own milk production and body condition ready to support the lambs after birth. […]

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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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