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New Shaftesbury Branch

Exciting news on our new Shaftesbury branch, which will soon be offering further services such as nurse clinics, longer opening hours and operations.

Follow the progress on our website and Facebook page.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience with parking and noise for the short term.

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Farm Office Manager – Full time up to 12 months maternity cover

  • Farming background with awareness of current TB testing regulations essential
  • Ability to plan ahead and use initiative
  • React under pressure in a calm and efficient manner
  • Good at communicating with vets and farmers
  • Computer skills – minimum Excell
Closing date 26th October 2018 with interviews week commencing 5/11/18.

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been lifted in England and Wales. All bird keepers should continue to maintain good biosecurity to help prevent the outbreak or spread of diseases. More information is available at gov.uk gov.wales and gov.scot websites.

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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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Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference 2018

Our third annual conference “Youngstock and Replacement Rearing” will take place in February 2018.

Mon, 19 February – Tues, 20 February 2018
Doubletree By Hilton Cadbury House,
Bristol, BS49 5AD
United Kingdom

The speakers will be from Spain,

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Friars Moor win ‘Dairy Team of the Year’

We are very pleased to announce that we have won the ‘Dairy Team of the Year’ category at the British Dairying Cream Awards last night. Vets Julian, Jenny and Eleanor were there to receive the award and had a fantastic evening with some inspirational people from the Dairy industry.

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BV Dairy Johnes Meeting

On Wednesday 10th January farm vets Jenny and Eleanor delivered a talk to the suppliers of Blackmore Vale Dairy, based in Shaftesbury, on reducing Johnes disease on their farms. BV dairy along with 80% of the milk supply chain have signed up to the national Johnes Management Plan, a UK initiative to reduce the amount of Johnes disease in the national herd.

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ARLA Antibiotic Tour

Through the autumn and winter months farm vet Jenny has undertaken a nationwide tour talking to ARLA suppliers and vets about the work that Friars Moor has done in reducing the antibiotic use on our dairy farms. The meetings were hugely successful and Jenny was able to talk to a very wide audience who were very engaged and keen to hear how their practices could begin to make some changes.

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Digital X-Ray Processor

We are pleased to announce that due to an upgrade of our digital x-ray processor in Sturminster Newton we can now offer digital radiography (x-rays) in our Blandford branch too! There will be no more developing x-ray images on photo paper in Blandford, giving us better quality images of your pets to help with diagnostics at both branches.

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I believe a good Vets is hard to find but ‘Friars Moor’ really is the whole package.
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst
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