Goats

We have a variety of goat herds in the practice including several commercial milking goat dairies, a Boer meat herd, pedigree breeders and small holdings.

Herd Health planning

Our priority is maximising your herd’s productivity, health and welfare. Analysis of disease prevalence must be actively monitored and allows us to target areas where improvements can be made.

Dairy Sheep and Goat Consultancy

We currently work with a significant proportion of large Dairy Sheep and Goat herds in the South West. We have an enthusiastic and experienced team of vets working within this specialist and innovative area of farming. We have now hosted two international conferences dedicated to the dairy sheep and goat industry. Please follow this link to register your interest in nex year’s conference and learn more about our consultancy services: http://dairysheepandgoat.com/

Nutrition advice and metabolic monitoring

Feeding is key in the goat herd, especially in the pre kidding period. We can help formulate rations and monitor the goats with metabolic blood profiling.

Disbudding

We are happy to disbud goats on farm or in the surgery. We also perform routine surgeries including castration.

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!

Post mortem investigation

We have a dedicated Post Mortem room on site where we can take samples for analysis in-house or send away for further investigation. We are also able to do PMs on farm if necessary. All Post Mortems should be performed within 24 hours of death.

In house laboratory

Our in-house laboratory offers same day worm egg and coccidia counts, milk sample culture, blood biochemistry and investigation of external parasites. We are very proud of this service as it allows us to use targeted therapy for mastitis cases and rapid turnaround of results during disease outbreaks.


Upcoming Events

Jan
16
Wed
12:00 pm Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ Friars Moor Vets
Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ Friars Moor Vets
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open to members of the flock club Kate Hovers is coming to talk to us about practical on farm post mortems with all attendees able to take part in a practical demonstration. We will cover common diseases of young lambs,
Jan
17
Thu
11:00 am BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to all dairy and beef herds who want to control BVD on their farm. This is the first step in signing up for the available governement funding to try to eradicate BVD. This meeting will cover BVD virus and
Feb
13
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing
Feb
20
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing
The level of support, knowledge and understanding goes above and beyond, from all [the Friars Moor team].
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst
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