Goats

We have a variety of goat herds in the practice including several commercial milking goat dairies, a Boer meat herd, pedigree breeders and small holdings.

Herd Health planning

Our priority is maximising your herd’s productivity, health and welfare. Analysis of disease prevalence must be actively monitored and allows us to target areas where improvements can be made.

Dairy Sheep and Goat Consultancy

We currently work with a significant proportion of large Dairy Sheep and Goat herds in the South West. We have an enthusiastic and experienced team of vets working within this specialist and innovative area of farming. We have now hosted two international conferences dedicated to the dairy sheep and goat industry. Please follow this link to register your interest in nex year’s conference and learn more about our consultancy services: http://dairysheepandgoat.com/

Nutrition advice and metabolic monitoring

Feeding is key in the goat herd, especially in the pre kidding period. We can help formulate rations and monitor the goats with metabolic blood profiling.

Disbudding

We are happy to disbud goats on farm or in the surgery. We also perform routine surgeries including castration.

24 hour emergency services

All our vets are enthusiastic and dedicated farm vets providing our own 24 hour emergency service, (almost) always with a smile on their faces!

Post mortem investigation

We have a dedicated Post Mortem room on site where we can take samples for analysis in-house or send away for further investigation. We are also able to do PMs on farm if necessary. All Post Mortems should be performed within 24 hours of death.

In house laboratory

Our in-house laboratory offers same day worm egg and coccidia counts, milk sample culture, blood biochemistry and investigation of external parasites. We are very proud of this service as it allows us to use targeted therapy for mastitis cases and rapid turnaround of results during disease outbreaks.


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Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Lower Langham Farm
Practical Lambing Course @ Lower Langham Farm
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical Lambing Course @ Lower Langham Farm
A one day practical lambing course focusing on basic lambing skills, when to intervene, correcting malpresentations, the treatment of neonatal lambs including safe tubing of lambs, applying tail and castrator rings and recognising basic conditions in lambs and ewes around
Feb
22
Thu
11:00 am Practical foot trimming course –... @ Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic
Practical foot trimming course –... @ Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Theory session @ Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic
Three and a half day practical foot trimming course. 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. The practical trimming days
Feb
27
Tue
10:00 am Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Day 1 @ Townsend Farm
Three and a half day practical foot trimming course – first 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.
Mar
7
Wed
10:00 am Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Mar 7 @ 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
10:30 am Fertility and Behaviour Monitori... @ Home Farm
Fertility and Behaviour Monitori... @ Home Farm
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
The event will focus on the use of precision technology for dairy farming and highlight the benefits of CowAlert and its practical application. There will be discussion around fertility and lying time from Friars Moor and guest speaker Nick Bell.
The team at Friars Moor have looked after our pets for many years. The quality of veterinary care is always second to none.
Kelly & Rich Poulter
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