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All three main branches support a well stocked pharmacy which is run by our stock manager. In Sturminster Newton we hold greater stock of the less commonly used medicines so if these are required they may need to be ordered into Shaftesbury and Blandford for the following morning. 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

11:30 am Calving Course @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Calving Course @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Jul 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Calving Course @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
7:00 pm Sheep Lameness Virtual Talk – Ho...
Sheep Lameness Virtual Talk – Ho...
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
Sheep Lameness Virtual Talk - Hosted by XLVets
Join us to discuss diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sheep lameness. A panel including Kat Baxter-Smith BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS (MSD Animal Health), Caroline Best (Harper Adams) and farmers talking of their own experiences. Join us on the 3rd August at
all-day #Farm24
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day
#Farm24 is back for 2021 – August 5th-6th 2021 24 Hours in Farming is back for its sixth year and is set once again to be agriculture’s biggest online event showcasing what farmers do up and down the country in
10:30 am Regenerative Agriculture Meeting @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Regenerative Agriculture Meeting @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Regenerative Agriculture Meeting @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
In the second of our Regenerative Agriculture Meetings, James Daniel, founder and director of farm consultants Precision Grazing will discuss how Virtual Fencing (VF) can be used on farm to enable a range of grazing management techniques. Precision Grazing work
all-day Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show @ Turnpike Showground
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show @ Turnpike Showground
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day
We are really pleased to be back at the show on both days, hosting our BBQ and we have got our sunglasses to give away again! More details to follow…

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We all love our pets and, for 18 years, Friars Moor Veterinary Practice in Sturminster Newton has been giving me the confidence that I was doing the very best I could for mine.
Angela Faulkner