All our vets use ultrasound scanners. To ensure continuity each farm has a dedicated team of two vets who perform their routine fertility work. Maximising cow fertility is paramount and analysis of performance data is carried out on a monthly basis.
All our Foot Trimmers are NACFT approved and undertake regular CPD to keep up-to-date with current lameness protocols. We use HerdKeeper software to record and monitor lameness on our farms and provide crushes and all equipment required for foot trimming sessions.
Lameness & Footcare (AHDB)
The AHDB Healthy Feet Programme promotes cooperation between dairy farmers and their vets or foot trimmers to increase education for correct identification and management techniques in lame cows.
See Lameness & Footcare (AHDB).
The AHDB Mastitis Control Plan (formerly Dairy Co Mastitis Control Plan) is a plan tailored to individual farms.
See Mastitis (AHDB).
Dynamic Testing of Milking Parlours
We are able to offer a service where we assess the vacuum function of the parlour during a milking.
See Dynamic Testing of Milking Parlours.
Herd Health planning
Our priority is to maximise your herd’s productivity, health and welfare. Disease prevalence is actively monitored and allows us to identify areas where performance is on track or where improvements could be made.
Nutrition advice and metabolic monitoring
Nutrition advice is a team effort and we work closely with nutritionists and consultants. On farm observation and data analysis provide important information to ensure rationing and management maximise your cows’ performance. We also use metabolic performance monitoring to assess your herds’ transition and lactation success.
We use both disease prevalence data and assessments of how existing buildings really work to suggest practical improvements to increase the health of your housed stock. When designing new buildings, you will get the best results when you discuss your ideas with your entire advisory team, including your dedicated farm vet.
Health status accreditation
Gaining health status accreditation involves regular blood sampling of stock to monitor disease status and development of protocols to ensure that high health status is maintained. As your vets, we see it as a great opportunity to maximise your biosecurity, improve productivity and add value to your stock.
Data analysis and reports
For herds who are milk recording, we produce a monthly report summarising your herd’s production, SCC and fertility data. We use these on farm to stimulate discussion about individual cows, group and herd performance. All our vets are competent users of both Interherd+ and Total Vet.
Bull fertility testing
This involves a clinical examination of the bull’s condition, vision, locomotion and reproductive apparatus, alongside a detailed semen examination following electro-ejaculation.
24 hour emergency services
All our vets are enthusiastic and dedicated farm vets providing our own 24 hour emergency service, (almost) always with a smile on their faces!
In house laboratory
Our in-house laboratory offers same day worm egg and coccidia counts, milk sample culture, haematology and investigation of external parasites. We are very proud of this service as it allows us to use targeted therapy for mastitis cases and have rapid turnaround of results during disease outbreaks.