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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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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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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 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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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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Lungworm – are you thinking about it?

Alistair Chilcott BVetMed MRCVS Grazing cattle, in both dairy and beef systems, are at risk of this costly disease (HUSK) during the autumn months, with the risk period increasing due to changing weather patterns. So why worry now? Because last Autumn we saw several cases of Lungworm and now is the time to implement an effective […]

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