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

May
31
Thu
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.)
Oct
10
Wed
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
I have no doubt that their expert knowledge and gentle care meant that our cow survived.
Anne Green
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