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Menopause in the workplace

At Friars Moor we are helping to raise awareness of Menopause in the workplace, working closely with Nicola Green and have had 3 successful presentations from Nicola for our staff. We are hoping as we move forward that Menopause will be a subject we openly discuss and support with all of our work colleagues.

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Dairy Farmer Survey on Welfare

Dairy farmers are being invited by XLVets to give their opinion on animal health and welfare parameters. To have your say on which ones you find useful, and how you record them, follow the link to the short Vet Salus survey:

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Client Drinks


Unfortunately we have decided to postpone our client drinks on the 12th and 26th January. With the rise in Covid-19 cases, we think it is important to keep yourselves and our staff safe. We will look to rearrange this in the following months and will keep you all updated.

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Manston Road Open

Good news for anyone travelling to our Sturminster Newton branch via Manston (main road from Shaftesbury), the road works have now been removed and full access to the town is possible once again.

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Calf Jackets by Katie Harrower

Why are calf jackets useful? 

Calf jackets are an aid to help reduce the effects of cold stress on young calves. Cold stress occurs when the environmental temperature that the calf is exposed to is below their Lower Critical Temperature. This means that below this temperature a calf will be using energy for keeping warm which results in reduced growth rates and reduced energy available for immune function making them more susceptible to calfhood disease also.

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Avian Influenza

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has come into force across Great Britain as of 5pm on 3 November 2021. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures to protect their birds from avian influenza. For more information see GOV.​UK:,

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Udder Health Survey – Help us help you!

Take part in the Udder Health Survey to help us better understand your approach to udder health management:

  • With your help we can work with you to develop a tailored plan to address your needs.
  • Remember to name us as your vet practice before hitting submit so we can see your responses
  • For every survey submitted a donation will be made to the Farming Community Network.

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Large Animal Vet Opportunity

Friars Moor Livestock Health is an independent farm animal practice based in the heart of the North Dorset countryside, servicing Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. To maintain and further develop our high level of service we are looking for an honest, motivated and hardworking team player, who has been qualified for a minimum of 1 year,

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Laboratory Technician / Farm Office Admin Assistant Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly farm office team, at Friars Moor Livestock Health in Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

The successful candidate will be required to work 5 days a week, plus 1 in 5 Saturday mornings alongside our supportive team of 14 farm vets,

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Road Closure – Manston Road

For anyone travelling to our Sturminster Newton branch via Manston (main road from Shaftesbury), please be aware the current road works have resulted in a full road closure until 10th December.

Please feel free to contact us for alternative routes when travelling to the branch.

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Highly skilled and professional approach … Personable, friendly and efficient!
Van BennettBreeder