Category Archives: Dairy

‘Why and how to reduce antibiotic usage in the milking parlour’ – Livestock Matters, Spring 2015

If you’re curious about how you might reduce antibiotic usage on your dairy, have a look at our article in Livestock Matters.  

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‘Tips to manage twin-bearing cows as high numbers reported this year’ – Farmer’s Guardian

Don’t miss Jim’s article in the Farmer’s Guardian this week discussing managing twins in dairy cows:

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‘Feeding the Contemporary Dairy Cow’ DairyCo webinar

If you didn’t make it to DairyCo’s excellent webinar, ‘Feeding the Contemporary Dairy Cow’, why not have a look at the presentation and slides they have made available online http://www.dairyco.org.uk/news/news-articles/january-2015/feeding-the-contemporary-dairy-cow/#.VNppf-asWgc

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Fluke for Thought…

Fluke commonly affects cattle and sheep especially after a wet spell in the summer.  They may also have picked it up previously if animals have been bought in and not treated at quarantine.  Some of you may have seen acute … Continue reading

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Good transition management includes proactive care for twin-bearing cows – Livestock Matters, Winter 2014/2015

Will’s article for XL Vets magazine ‘Livestock Matters’ regarding managing cows carrying twins is now available – you can download it here.

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Seasonal Calving Discussion Group – Reproductive KPIs

In order to better serve our seasonal calving dairy clients we have started a specific discussion group – the first meeting of which was on Wednesday 21st January. The aim of this initial meeting was to refresh ourselves on why these systems … Continue reading

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Trace Elements for Spring Calving Dairy and Beef Cows

Our routine blood samples we found widespread iodine deficiency as well as some low selenium levels in some areas, especially on chalk and on Salisbury Plain. The symptoms of deficiencies can be poor calf viability for iodine, anaemia and weak … Continue reading

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Leptospirosis

Our philosophy regarding vaccination at Endell Vet Group is that when you start there should be clear evidence as to the benefits your herd will see together with a clear path to disease freedom and the cessation of vaccination (if … Continue reading

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Presentations from our “Giving Calves the Best Start” Meeting, 3rd December 2014

Following on from feedback from the calf rearing meeting we held earlier in the month please find the presentations from Sarah Bolt (DairyCo) on calf nutrition, Peter Plate (EVG) on metabolic programming and Jim Willshire (EVG) on milk replacers below:

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Dairy Heifer Weigh Band Conversion Tool

During our recent “Giving Calves the Best Start” meeting we discussed the use of a weigh band to determine calf weights, as a result of the demand for a conversion tool we have put together a calculator based on the work … Continue reading

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