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New Shaftesbury branch now open!

Our new and improved small animal branch in Shaftesbury opened today and welcomed its first visitors of the morning.

The new branch now has a fully equipped operating theatre, longer opening hours from 8.30am to 6pm every weekday, nurse clinics daily and Saturday morning vet consultations. The clinic is in a new purpose built facility adjacent to the old clinic at the Wincombe Business Park in Shaftesbury which this year celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary.

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New Collection Point in Sherborne!

We are very pleased to announce that we have opened a new collection point for medicines and supplies at Pearce Seeds, Rosedown Farm. This will provide an improved service for our clients in and around the Sherborne area.

Medicines ordered with the team in the Sturminster office before 11am will be available for same day collection after 1pm.

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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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Monthly Farm Newsletter

Download recent issues of the Friars Moor Monthly Livestock Health Newsletter here:

 

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Foot Trimming Course

Our farm vets and foot trimmers run a three day foot trimming course. The course involves a morning of classroom based theory followed by a further two and a half days of practical trimming in small groups. Both the theory and practical trimming will focus on the healthy foot and routine procedures and also how to recognise and deal with common foot conditions.

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Flock Group

Small flock of sheepIncreasing engagement on sheep farms is exceptionally important to us. The profit margins in the sheep industry are tight so it is important we make sheep enterprises as efficient as possible.

Our flock discussion group is open to all commercial and pedigree farmers. We hope that by the sharing of knowledge between farmers and vets we can increase productivity on farm.

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Friars Moor Flock Club

Friars Moor hosted the second meeting of the Friars Moor Flock Club at The Bull in Broadoak on the 7th of December. Body condition of ewes was the topic of conversation and the vets went through forage analysis, trace elements and thin ewe disease. The networking between farmers about how the monitoring of these areas has increased productivity was really positive.

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Action Johne’s Group

Friars Moor held their second Johne’s Management meeting at the NFU offices in Sturminster Newton on the 7th December 2016. The National Johne’s Management Plan is a hot topic at the moment, the meeting engaged all participants and it was fantastic to see the enthusiasm of the farmers in helping to create a healthier national herd.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

This week, 14th-20th November 2016 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. As a practice we are already keenly aware of how important it is to be responsible with our antibiotics. Over the past two years we have been working closely with our farmers to reduce the usage of the restricted classes of antibiotics which include the Fluoroquinolones and 3rd and 4th generation of Cephalosporins.

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Great success at the Youngstock Group Meeting!

Our Youngstock group met on Tuesday 8th November for a farm visit to discuss heifer fertility. The meeting was a great success with some great discussion surrounding the anonymous benchmarking and some interesting discussion points relating to synchronisation, use of the bull and many other things. We’d like to thank the Rogers family at Longmoor farm for hosting us and for cooking the soup to keep us all warm on a freezing day!!

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I have no doubt that their expert knowledge and gentle care meant that our cow survived.
Anne Green
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