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Important Notification

This is an important notification about our out of hours service from 12 noon on Saturday 18th August 2018.

We are moving telecommunication companies and for a period of time (maximum 4 hours) our telephone number 01258 472314 will not be in use.

From 12 noon on Saturday 18th August 2018 if you require the services of the out of hours vet please call the following 2 mobile numbers:
07817 329991
07970 784629

Our website and facebook page will be updated regularly so you can refer to these pages to see what the current situation is during the day.

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Marnhull Dog Show

We were delighted to sponsor the Marnhull Fun Dog Show again this summer. This is held annually to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Vet Gilla Primrose attended and helped judge and present prizes. Well done to all who entered.

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Good Luck Steph and welcome to Lucy

We would like to wish Steph and her partner Andrew good luck as Steph leaves us to start her maternity leave this month. In her place in the farm office we have Lucy Millard starting, who you will all no doubt become familiar with over the coming weeks.

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Thank You Anthony

As many of you will already know, at the end of this month, Anthony is retiring after 28 years at Friars Moor.

Anthony has made a huge contribution to life within our practice and the local farming community. As well as being a very accomplished and respected vet,

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Durweston Fayre

Anthony enjoying a cuppa with guest judge Mrs Scott, following Durweston Fayre which we supported earlier in May.  They raised just over £9000 in total on the day.

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been lifted in England and Wales. All bird keepers should continue to maintain good biosecurity to help prevent the outbreak or spread of diseases. More information is available at gov.uk gov.wales and gov.scot websites.

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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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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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