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Avoiding Residues in Milk

It is really important that the products we place on the market, whether they are milk or meat, are fit for human consumption by being free from disease and contamination.

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Preparations for Calving

Whether you have dairy cows or beef sucklers, calving time is the most important stage of the production cycle.

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OPA and Your Flock

Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA, also known as Jaagsiekte) is an infectious and fatal lung disease of sheep.

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Understanding MRLs

MRL stands for Maximum Residue Limit which is the legally allowed maximum concentration of a veterinary medicine allowed in either milk or meat.

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The Cost of Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis can have a severe effect on a farm, costing the farmer an estimated £69-£106 per cow in an infected herd. Weigh that against a vaccine costing around £5 per cow and you could wonder why only 20% of farmers are estimated to vaccinate their herd.

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The Lowdown on Lameness – In Sheep

Lameness is one of the most widespread problems facing the UK sheep flock. An estimated 3 million sheep, at any given time are lame, costing the sheep industry in excess of £24 million every year.

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Tackling the Effect of Lamb Losses on Your Bottom Line

Costing the UK sheep industry up to £2 million a year, abortion in sheep is common. But, it shouldn’t be seen as an inevitable part of the reproductive cycle for your flock.

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Milk Fever – Prevention and Treatments

Clinical milk fever (hypocalcaemia) is a metabolic disorder caused by low blood calcium that effects on average 4 - 9% of dairy cows before and after calving. It costs farmers around £220 per cow that suffers with it and can be fatal, even with treatment.

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Selective Dry Cow Therapy Vs Antibiotic Dry Cow Therapy

Everyone deserves a bit of time off and that includes dairy cows. Milking and calving is stressful in terms of energy for the ladies so, a little r and r is essential for good health management. Happy, healthy cows = productive cows.

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Making Sure Your Calves Get the Good Stuff

Protecting each new-born calf from infectious diseases, ensuring they are healthy and productive in the long term, is a priority for every dairy farmer.

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Forth Valley Veterinary Practice Stirling

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    8:00am - 6:00pm
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Falleninch Farm Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 3AB
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Forth Valley Veterinary Practice Perth

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    8:30am - 1:30pm
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Unit 4 Inveralmond Road Inveralmond Industrial Estate Perth PH1 3UF
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