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Lameness meeting

On Tuesday 17th October some of our farm team were pleased to join AHDB and Jon Huxley, a lameness expert from the University of Nottingham for a meeting to discuss mobility scoring, the importance of rapid treatment of lame cows and the negative change in prognosis that delayed treatment leads to.

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Livestock Health News Roundup

Our flock club met at the end of September to discuss lameness. We were kindly hosted by Martyn Heard of Donhead Hall who talked to us about how he controls lameness in his flock and in buying in sheep recently what he has done to safeguard his flock. Vets Eleanor and Jo talked through the most common lameness lesions and how these can be controlled and treated.

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Friars Moor support Shaftesbury School Careers Fair

Friars Moor were asked join in the Shaftesbury School Careers Fair on June the 28th. The Fair was designed to provide inspiration and information to young adults in years 10 and 12 in various areas of study and employment. Vet Alison Allen and Veterinary Nurse Lucy Jones set up their stall in the Sixth Form Resources Centre with photos of the working life of vets and nurses and handed out leaflets from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons about the veterinary profession.

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Vets and nurses treated to diarrhoea talk at lunchtime!

In May we were delighted to have Flo Juvet, DVM, Dip ECVIM, MRCVS,  European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine from Southern Counties Vet Specialists, present a lecture on the delicate topic of diarrhoea to a group of hungry vets and nurses over lunch. Luckily, vets and nurses have notoriously strong stomachs!

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NFU sponsor evening discussion on farming enterprise

On Wednesday 24th May a farm walk was held at Hinton St Mary Farms. Farm manager Mark Harvey, the North Dorset NFU branch chairman welcomed us to the farm for a tractor and trailor tour of the estate and a discussion of the farming enterprise as a whole. Our very own farm vets,

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Another successful Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference

Our second annual Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference proved to be another success this week,
generating a forum for the exchange of information and ideas for all those involved in the
growing field of sheep and goat milk production.

With an exciting line up of national and international speakers,

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BVD Free and BVD Control Meetings Wednesday 1st March 12-2pm

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’ Scheme.

This meeting is free and is open to dairy and beef clients.

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Foot Trimming Course starts 1st March 2017

We will be holding a foot trimming course covering lameness and footcare. The 3 day course will be on Wednesday 1st March, Friday 10th and 17th March and will start with a classroom based session run by one of our Directors, Julian Allen covering anatomy of the foot, the causes of lame cows,

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Celebrating 60 years in the community!

We are celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2017!
On the 1st April 1957 the practice we now know as Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic Ltd was established by Norman Coles, working out of a bungalow in Manston Road. We moved to our current premises in the mid 1980’s and have had several extensions to the building since.

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Cycling team present Salisbury hospital with fundraising cheque!

A team of 10 vets and support staff from Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic cycled a gruelling 800 miles around the New Forest in September to raise money for the Pembroke Unit at Salisbury Hospital. Staff at Friars Moor wanted to show their support for farm animal vet and Director,David Aggett,who underwent chemotherapy treatment at the unit in the Spring.

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The level of support, knowledge and understanding goes above and beyond, from all [the Friars Moor team].
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst
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