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Lungworm in Cattle – is worming your only option?

Sylvaine Lacrosse BVetMed MRCVS Molecare Farm Vets When discussing lungworm (Dictyocaulus viviparus) control with farmers, the majority will have a summer worming plan in place. Whilst worming can be an important part of the prevention and control of this parasite, this needs to be targeted and other preventative tools such as vaccination could also be […]

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Christmas Opening Hours 2020

With Christmas fast approaching, please see below our practice opening hours for the festive period Christmas Eve – Open 08:30am until 12:30pmChristmas Day – CLOSEDMonday 28th December – CLOSEDTuesday 29th December – Open – normal hoursWednesday 30th December – Open – normal hoursNew Year’s Eve – Open 08:30am until 12:30pmNew Year’s Day – CLOSEDMonday 4th […]

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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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Feeding and Housing Calves in Winter

Johanna Marsden BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Farm Vets As the temperatures really begin to drop and the cold winter months set in, it’s important to review the set up you have for your calves to ensure that they are best equipped to deal with the changes in weather through the coming weeks and months. Pre-weaned calves […]

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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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