Facilities

Pharmacy

Our Sturminster Newton branch supports a well stocked pharmacy which is run by our stock manager. We are constantly trying to achieve the best possible prices for the drugs we supply by working closely with our drug manufacturers. We have the advantage of a daily delivery…
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Laboratory Services

We have a fully equipped in house laboratory and can carry out a range of tests including general health profiles, worm egg counts and milk testing amongst others. Having the lab in-house means results can be processed rapidly for peace of mind and ensures accurate and timely treatment…
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Dynamic Testing of Milking Parlours

As a practice we are able to undertaken dynamic testing of parlours to assess both vacuum and pulsation. Many people have their parlours statically tested by dairy engineers. This ensures that whilst not actively milking all the parts of the parlour are working as they should with appropriate levels of vacuum and pulsation. Dynamic testing of parlours assess their function whilst they are working. The cows will exert some effect on the way in which the parlour functions, especially in that their teats are not all identical and this causes sometimes unexpected changes to vacuum and pulsation. It is vitally important to get the parameters correct as the impact on the cows udder health is so significant. We encourage farmers to use dynamic testing as part of a wider mastitis and udder health investigation and we are very keen to observe parlour routines as this can significantly affect the results we see of the dynamic test. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.


Upcoming Events

Jul
30
Tue
11:00 am Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course (day 1 of 4) @ [Venue tbc]
A hands on foot trimming course focussing around routine foot care, the foot trimming of lame cows, application of blocks and touching on mobility scoring. Refreshments provided. Theory session on 30th July, 11am-1pm On farm trimming days 6th, 13th &
Aug
6
Tue
all-day Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Aug 6 all-day
Practical foot trimming course (day 2 of 4) @ [Venue tbc]
A hands on foot trimming course focussing around routine foot care, the foot trimming of lame cows, application of blocks and touching on mobility scoring. Refreshments provided. Theory session on 30th July, 11am-1pm On farm trimming days 6th, 13th &
Aug
13
Tue
all-day Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Aug 13 all-day
Practical foot trimming course (day 3 of 4) @ [Venue tbc]
A hands on foot trimming course focussing around routine foot care, the foot trimming of lame cows, application of blocks and touching on mobility scoring. Refreshments provided. Theory session on 30th July, 11am-1pm On farm trimming days 6th, 13th &
Aug
20
Tue
all-day Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Practical foot trimming course (... @ [Venue tbc]
Aug 20 all-day
Practical foot trimming course (day 4 of 4) @ [Venue tbc]
A hands on foot trimming course focussing around routine foot care, the foot trimming of lame cows, application of blocks and touching on mobility scoring. Refreshments provided. Theory session on 30th July, 11am-1pm On farm trimming days 6th, 13th &
Sep
4
Wed
all-day Milksure @ NFU Offices
Milksure @ NFU Offices
Sep 4 all-day
Milksure @ NFU Offices
A training course for farmers and farm workers to safeguard residue free milk led by vets Eleanor & Jenny. An interactive session appropriate for all dairy farmers. This course will cover how antibiotic failures occur, the legalities, the tests and
They are always very thorough and knowledgeable and aware of the whole farm objectives and strategy.
Mike and Anna Miller
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