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Farmers Weekly Awards 2020 – Livestock Advisor of the Year – Julian Allen

Farmers Weekly have been hosting their week-long festival of British farming to celebrate farming’s successes and a chance to see and hear about the achievements of more than 40 of the best farmers in the land.

We are so proud of Julian for winning the Livestock Advisor of the year award #FWAwards 2020.

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Take 15 minutes to complete the Big Farming Survey (100 words)

RABI has launched The Big Farming Survey, the largest ever research project of its kind, which aims to identify how increasingly complex challenges are impacting farming people’s physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the health of farm businesses.

“To serve our community effectively, we require a greater understanding of how the pressures on farming people are affecting daily life,” explains Alicia Chivers,

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Avian Influenza (bird flu) – new rules in force from today

From today (Dec 14) all poultry and captive birds must be kept indoors and strict biosecurity measures put in place, under rules issued recently by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. An increase in cases of Avian Influenza (bird flu) in both wild birds and commercial poultry flocks means that these additional rules have been brought in to prevent further spread of the disease.

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Order your flea & worm treatment online

We now have an easy and efficient way of ordering your flea/tick and worm treatment, 24 hours a day!
Please follow these simple steps:

  • Click on the green repeat prescriptions link on the homepage
  • Complete the form in full
  • Select the branch you would like to go to (in BOLD)
  • Wait 24 hours and then go and collect your pet’s products!

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Vet Viewpoint – diary housing

Article by Alice Miller - thumbnailSix key areas to improve your dairy housing environment.

An article by Alice Miller of Friars Moor Livestock Health, published in the XL Vets Farm newsletter (based on a previous article in Farmers Weekly):

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Lameness in Beef Cattle

Please have a read of this article on lameness in beef herds. Recent research shows that the prevalence of lameness on most UK beef herds is underestimated, with barriers to treatment including lack of suitable facilities. Contact our Vet Tech and Foot Trimming team via the office (01258 472314) to book in an appointment to plan how you can monitor and reduce lameness on your farm.

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Polite reminder

Following recent government guidelines, face coverings must be worn in enclosed public spaces in England, please remember to wear your face covering when entering the practice.

Thank you.

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Blood sampling offer for ewes

We hope you had a successful lambing period, however if you experienced problems with >2% of the flock barren or aborted, weak lambs or uneven size lambs born it is not too late to investigate.

MSD subsidised blood sampling of up to 8 ewes for Toxoplasmosis and Enzootic abortion is available until 30th June.

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Covid 19 – Information & Updates

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Pets/Small Animal | Livestock Health

Friars Moor Vets are taking the risk of Covid 19 very seriously. As a practice we are continuing to provide the best service we can in these difficult times.

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Covid 19 Protection – Livestock Health

Following the latest Covid 19 announcements Friars Moor will continue to provide routine fertility visits, TB testing, foot trimming and emergency work. Vet tech work will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Drugs can be collected from Sturminster Newton and pick ups can be coordinated from Shaftesbury and Blandford but please check for variations in opening hours,

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The level of support, knowledge and understanding goes above and beyond, from all [the Friars Moor team].
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst
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