Our Sturminster Newton branch supports a well stocked pharmacy which is run by our stock manager. We are constantly trying to achieve the best possible prices for the drugs we supply by working closely with our drug manufacturers. We have the advantage of a daily delivery…
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Laboratory Services

We have a fully equipped in house laboratory and can carry out a range of tests including general health profiles, worm egg counts and milk testing amongst others. Having the lab in-house means results can be processed rapidly for peace of mind and ensures accurate and timely treatment…
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Dynamic Testing of Milking Parlours

As a practice we are able to undertaken dynamic testing of parlours to assess both vacuum and pulsation. Many people have their parlours statically tested by dairy engineers. This ensures that whilst not actively milking all the parts of the parlour are working as they should with appropriate levels of vacuum and pulsation. Dynamic testing of parlours assess their function whilst they are working. The cows will exert some effect on the way in which the parlour functions, especially in that their teats are not all identical and this causes sometimes unexpected changes to vacuum and pulsation. It is vitally important to get the parameters correct as the impact on the cows udder health is so significant. We encourage farmers to use dynamic testing as part of a wider mastitis and udder health investigation and we are very keen to observe parlour routines as this can significantly affect the results we see of the dynamic test. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Day 3 @ Townsend Farm
Three and a half day practical foot trimming course – third practical session This course will cover the anatomy of the hoof, the causes of claw horn lesions, infectious causes of lameness, appropriate treatment of lame cows and mobility scoring.
10:00 am Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]
Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]
Small group practical session covering when to intervene, common malpresentations and care of the cow and calf. (Further details will be added in due course.)
10:00 am Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
One day small group (6-10 people) theoretical training followed by practical use of the AI equipment and practising passing the AI catheter on real uterus post mortem. This will then be followed by individual or paired on farm training within
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