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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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COVID-19 Update – November Lockdown

In light of the new lockdown measures that have come into place in England from 4th November – 2nd December, we want to reassure you that your Molecare team are on hand, and as essential workers, will be working throughout this period. Our COVID-19 safety measures will still apply at all times, and we thank […]

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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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Molecare Vet Diary

Katie Scotter BA VetMB MRCVS November 2020 This month the Molecare team has expanded as we have welcomed Alice Coppin-Harris to our team of Veterinary Surgeons, and Hannah Palfrey as our new Data Recorder. Whilst Alice has come on board as a veterinary surgeon and will be working alongside the rest of the team to […]

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Molecare Vet Diary

Johanna Marsden BSc BVSc MRCVS October 2020 It has been a busy few months as we have all navigated through the challenges that coronavirus has thrown our way. As a practice we want to thank all of our clients for their support, patience and understanding as we continue to follow strict social distancing protocols as […]

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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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Monitoring Calf Growth Rates

Johanna Marsden BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets In calf rearing, Daily Live Weight Gain (DLWG) is one of the most significant indicators of overall performance. Whether rearing dairy or beef calves it is important that they grow efficiently to meet their target bulling weights or finishing weights on time. Standard targets are a pre-weaning DLWG […]

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