Results for Category: Farm

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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ARLA Antibiotic Tour

Through the autumn and winter months farm vet Jenny has undertaken a nationwide tour talking to ARLA suppliers and vets about the work that Friars Moor has done in reducing the antibiotic use on our dairy farms. The meetings were hugely successful and Jenny was able to talk to a very wide audience who were very engaged and keen to hear how their practices could begin to make some changes.

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

As of today the whole of England has been placed in a prevention zone to protect from the spread of Avian Influenza (bird flu).

To find out what this means for your flock please follow the link below, in summary you are required to improve flock bio-security.

The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must:

  • Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds,

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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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October Beef Suckler Group meeting

At the beginning of October Friars Moor clients, David Maughan and Geoff Roper at Wessex Lowlines, hosted a Beef Suckler Group meeting based around Embryo Transfer. David gave the group a really informative and enthusiastic farm tour looking over the different groups of stock. The Lowlines have genetics which can be traced back to original Aberdeen Angus cattle taken to Australia in the 1930’s.

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Fond fairwell to Sarah

After seventeen years at Friars Moor, we said a sad farewell last week to Sarah Eckett and send her our very best wishes. Sarah has been an integral part of the practice, with her hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to the business and to all the staff within, helping us to grow and evolve over the years.

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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 Vets win Blackmore Vale Business Award

Following the recent Blackmore Vale Business awards last month, we were thrilled to have been nominated for the awards by one of our long standing staff member and were even more excited and proud to announce that we won the ‘Best place to work’ award! We would like to thank the Blackmore Vale magazine and sponsors for a lovely presentation evening.

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High Yielders welcome veterinary consultant to recent meeting

High Yielders: We were very pleased to welcome James Husband from the Evidence Based Veterinary Consultancy to join us for  a meeting of our high yielders club to discuss managing Milk Fever. We discussed the importance of identifying whether sub clinical milk fever plays a part on your farm and the detrimental effects this would have.

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I have been with Friars Moor Vets for 20 years and they have always provided me with a fantastic service, the care, compassion and honesty from Gilla Primrose was outstanding.
Darren Naylor
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