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AHDB Block Calvers Meeting

On Thursday 5th April vets Jenny, Julian and Alice attended a local AHDB Dairy meeting on successful block calving. The meeting was hosted by the Bennett family an Julian gave an insight into how successfully they are managing their block calving.  The meeting was a great success and all of the attendees wee reminded of some key parameters to aim for to make their blocks as efficient as possible.

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Youngstock Meeting

On Tuesday 10th April we held our most recent youngstock group meeting. Gerard Finan from the farm consultancy group came to talk on grazing heifers efficiently and the importance of measuring growth rates post weaning to ensure appropriate growth and optimal service weight and size. The meeting was kindly hosted by the Spicer family at Gomershay farm,

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AHDB Lameness Meeting

On Tuesday 20th March vets Alice and Eleanor attended an AHDB dairy meeting held at Kingston Maurward college on lameness and hoof anatomy. Speaker Nick Bell described and demonstrated with his specimens how the anatomy of cows feet impacts on lameness and which features of cows anatomy can be altered by environmental conditions leading to lameness.

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TB Biosecurity Farm Workshop

Everyone who came to this on Wednesday 14th March discovered all about the 5 Point TB Biosecurity Plan, how to join the CHeCs TB scheme and field tracking. They were then treated to the famous Friars Moor pasties supplied by Dikes and filled their pockets with sweets to enjoy while they applied their knowledge on a walk around the farm.

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Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference 2018

Our third annual conference “Youngstock and Replacement Rearing” will take place in February 2018.

Mon, 19 February – Tues, 20 February 2018
Doubletree By Hilton Cadbury House,
Bristol, BS49 5AD
United Kingdom

The speakers will be from Spain,

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