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Foot Trimming Course

Six farmers have recently attended Friars Moors three day foot trimming course. The course started with a morning classroom session led by Julian Allen, Director and farm vet, covering the anatomy of the foot, the Dutch 5 Step Foot Trimming Method and the identification and treatment of lame cows. The following two and a half days were spent on farm with the attendees getting stuck in and trimming for themselves!

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Important information for all keepers of poultry

From Tuesday 28th February the UK bird flu control measures are changing.
We recommend all keepers of poultry read this and check that they are not in the higher risk areas. In summary, most of our practice area is currently in a protection zone but not a higher risk area.

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Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference – 21st – 22nd February 2017

The 2nd Annual Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference, organised by Friars Moor, takes place tomorrow at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bristol.  With an international line-up of speakers and over a hundred delegates attending, the conference aims to inform and lead the development of small ruminant dairying in the UK.

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Update on Avian Influenza

Please follow the link below for further information on how to keep your birds safe from Avian Influenza:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/581952/ai-birdflu-factsheet-170106.pdf

 

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BVD Free and BVD Control Meeting Wednesday 15th February, 12-2pm

Wednesday 15th February, 12-2pm and Wednesday 1st March, 12-2pm, The NFU Offices, Sturminster Newton.

We will be discussing BVD as a disease; how it works, how to determine whether you have it on your farm, the costs, how to control it, vaccination programmes, case studies and the ‘BVD Free England’

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Practical Lambing Course – 24th February

We will be holding a Practical Lambing Course on Friday 24th February 10am-4pm kindly hosted by Emma Crosfield, Lower Langham Farm. The course will cover the basics of lambing including how to recognise when to intervene and treatment of common diseases. The cost of the course is £50 to include lunch and detailed course notes.

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**A very important message to all poultry keepers and owners of captive birds**

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been extended until at least the 28th February 2017. Please take the time to have a read through this important report and share with other owners and keepers.
Poultry and captive bird keepers must continue to house their birds, where practicable, maintain their biosecurity and keep a close watch on the health of their birds.

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Happy Christmas!

Friars Moor would like to wish all their clients a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

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Photo competition winners

Following our regular Facebook cover competition, December’s entries were so festive we decided to use them all!

https://www.facebook.com/friarsmoorvets

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A very important message to all poultry keepers and owners of captive birds

Defra have announced this morning that keepers of poultry and other captive birds are to keep them indoors for a period of 30 days. This is to protect them against a strain of avian flu circulating in mainland europe. This is a precautionary measure to help prevent potential infection from wild birds.

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We all love our pets and, for 18 years, Friars Moor Veterinary Practice in Sturminster Newton has been giving me the confidence that I was doing the very best I could for mine.
Angela Faulkner