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member practices

608 Farm and Equine Veterinary Surgeons

Allen and Partners

Ardene House Vet Practice

Armour Veterinary Group

Belmont Farm and Equine Vets

Bishopton Veterinary Group

Cain Veterinary Centre

Calweton Veterinary Group

Capontree Veterinary Centre

Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership

Cliffe Veterinary Group

Clyde Vets

Donald S McGregor & Partners

Drove Farm Vets

Dunmuir Veterinary Group

Endell Veterinary Group

Farm First Veterinary Services

Fenton Vets

Fenwold Veterinary Practice

Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic

Glenthorne Veterinary Group

Hook Norton Veterinary Group

Kernow Veterinary Group

Kingsway Veterinary Group

Lambert, Leonard & May

Larkmead Veterinary Group

Midshire Veterinary Group

Millcroft Veterinary Group

Northvet Veterinary Group

Paragon Veterinary Group

Parklands Veterinary Group

Penbode Veterinary Group

ProStock Vets

Rosevean Veterinary Practice

Rutland Veterinary Centre

Scarsdale Veterinary Group

Scott Mitchell Associates

Severn Edge Veterinary Group

Shepton Veterinary Group

Shropshire Farm Vets

St Boniface Veterinary Clinic

Synergy Farm Health

Thrums Veterinary Group

Torch Farm and Equine

Tyndale Vets

Westmorland Veterinary Group

Willows Veterinary Group

Wright & Morten


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Quarantine and treatment procedures

after buying in sheep

Bryony Rowe of Calweton Veterinary

Group discusses the potential disease

risks encountered when bringing new

stock into your flock. She explains the

range of diseases that can be introduced

and suggests some control measures.


Target-setting drives a series of

improvements to boost herd fertility

Shepton Vets’ Anna Patch highlights

how the development of fertility key

performance indicators, used in

conjunction with routine visits, is

contributing to the improvement in

herd fertility.


Johne’s disease; identify your herd

status and start a control plan

Knowing the Johne’s status of your herd

provides a foundation for control and

eradication plans. Kate Brodie from

Drove Farm Vets explains the long-term

measures taken by one farmer attempting

to eradicate Johne’s from his herd.



Post-mortems can be positive for profit

and performance!

Lee-Anne Oliver of Scott Mitchell Associates

details a new XLVets initiative gathering

post-mortem data to assist in disease

surveillance. She also demonstrates the

practical value of post-mortems using five

brief case studies.


Check bulls for fitness and fertility or else

risk extended calving periods

A sub-fertile or unfit bull can have a

profound impact on the physical and

financial health of your herd. James

Marsden of Shropshire Farm Vets describes

how one farmer responded to the discovery

that his bull was suddenly unfit for work.



Guidelines for the safe use of medicines



Starting out in veterinary practice

Our new graduates, Emily and Matt, tell us

how they’ve grown in both experience and

confidence during the summer months,

learning something new every day.

Welcome to the


issue of Livestock Matters

Welcome to the Autumn issue of Livestock

Matters. In this edition we look at herd

fertility from a couple of perspectives; Anna

Patch demonstrates how setting targets for

herd fertility has improved performance in

one herd, while James Marsden explains the

importance of bull fitness and fertility.

The death of an animal is a devastating loss

to any farmer; however, Lee-Anne Oliver’s

article encourages the use of post-mortem

investigations to identify the cause of

unknown deaths. Such investigations can

prevent unnecessary veterinary treatments or

provide vital information for further disease

prevention within the flock or herd.

Bryony Rowe discusses some of the diseases

that can be inadvertently introduced into a

flock when buying in. She explains the

importance of a quarantine period for newly

arrived stock. We also consider Johne’s

disease with Kate Brodie detailing the

planned approach taken by one farmer to

control the disease within his herd.

We hope you enjoy this issue of

Livestock Matters.

Joanne Sharpe