Category Archives: JW

‘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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Cost Effective Parasite Management in First Grazing Dairy Heifers

Following on from our meeting yesterday at South Lynch Dairy, Hursley Estate regarding ‘Cost Effective Parasite Management in First Grazing Dairy Heifers’ we have made the presentation available below. Thanks again go to Nils and his team at South Lynch Dairy … Continue reading

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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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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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Heat Stress and Twins

In this article we review the effects of heat stress on both milk and reproductive performance together with a warning for increasing numbers of twins to be expected… As this summer continues to stretch on, heat stress may have been … Continue reading

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Summer Worming of Cattle

We are now well into the time of year when the level of worm eggs on the pasture has begun to rise, creating a potential disease risk for grazing animals. However, while all such animals are likely to be exposed … Continue reading

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Review of Footbathing Evidence

We’ve been asked a lot recently regarding which products we would recommend for routine footbathing of dairy cows with regard to the control of Digital Dermatitis – so we’ve put together a review of the peer-reviewed literature to hopefully try … Continue reading

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