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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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New Collection Point in Sherborne!

We are very pleased to announce that we have opened a new collection point for medicines and supplies at Pearce Seeds, Rosedown Farm. This will provide an improved service for our clients in and around the Sherborne area.

Medicines ordered with the team in the Sturminster office before 11am will be available for same day collection after 1pm.

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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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Small Animal Vet

Small animal vet required for progressive mixed practice due to expansion and future retirements. We are proud to have recently won the award of “Best Place to Work” in the Blackmore Vale Business Awards. Our 3 site practice is situated in beautiful North Dorset with the the coast and stunning countryside walks on the doorstep.

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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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Alabama Rot

Alabama Rot
[re-posted – original publication Feb 3, 2017]

Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV) commonly known as Alabama rot is a disease that can affect any breed of dog but currently it isn’t known what the initial cause is. CRGV is a disease caused by damage to blood vessels of the skin and kidneys.

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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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Friars Moor win ‘Dairy Team of the Year’

We are very pleased to announce that we have won the ‘Dairy Team of the Year’ category at the British Dairying Cream Awards last night. Vets Julian, Jenny and Eleanor were there to receive the award and had a fantastic evening with some inspirational people from the Dairy industry.

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BV Dairy Johnes Meeting

On Wednesday 10th January farm vets Jenny and Eleanor delivered a talk to the suppliers of Blackmore Vale Dairy, based in Shaftesbury, on reducing Johnes disease on their farms. BV dairy along with 80% of the milk supply chain have signed up to the national Johnes Management Plan, a UK initiative to reduce the amount of Johnes disease in the national herd.

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Each time we walk through the surgery door at Friars Moor, we know that our pets are in the very best hands, and we feel that our pets deserve nothing less.
Kelly & Rich Poulter
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