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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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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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Digital X-Ray Processor

We are pleased to announce that due to an upgrade of our digital x-ray processor in Sturminster Newton we can now offer digital radiography (x-rays) in our Blandford branch too! There will be no more developing x-ray images on photo paper in Blandford, giving us better quality images of your pets to help with diagnostics at both branches.

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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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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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