Regular, preventative farm animal-care news & advice
Read on for a host of preventative animal-care news and advice that’s free & updated monthly. In the stories below you’ll find seasonal tips & information on how to keep your animals healthy. If you’d like us to email you whenever we update the news then simply…
Don’t forget that if you have a specific query you can always contact one of our vets or nursing team.
Last call for ‘Teaser Ram’ Vasectomies
Using vasectomised “teaser” rams is widely recognised as the best way to kick start cycling activity in a group of ewes at the same time. This will make sure their ovaries are raring to go when tups are introduced to the field.
Blakesley Show – Save the date
Towcester Farm Vets are delighted to be returning to the Blakesley show on 7th August 2021 with our usual stand, in our usual spot, overlooking the main aren
Spotting & avoiding heat stress in cows in Towcester
Learn how to predict & avoid the symptoms of heat stress in your dairy herd with this article written by our farm vets.
Failure of Passive Transfer (FPT) in camelids
Crias are born with no antibodies, making them extremely susceptible to infection. Young camelids get important antibodies from the colostrum of their dam so ensuring they get their first drink is really important.
Rule Changes for herds that are tested for Johne’s
Our farm vet team want clients, whose herds are tested for Johne’s, as part of their CHECS health scheme, to be aware that there are some rule changes being brought in this Autumn.
New scheme promises recognition for TB free herds
A new TB scheme from CHECS called ‘The TB Entry Level membership scheme’ has recently been launched. The new scheme aims to engage participants in biosecurity measures that reduce the risk of a TB breakdown.
Quarantine measures to protect your flock’s productivity
We’re encouraging clients who are looking to buy new stock for the coming breeding season to take a little time to think about protecting the sheep you already have on farm with straightforward sheep biosecurity measures.
Gareth shares advice on how to give newborn lambs the best start
Keeping newborn lambs alive can be tricky. Read about the seven things you can do to give your new arrivals the best start in life.
Clostridial disease advice for Northamptonshire sheep and lambs
Clostridial disease in sheep and lambs in the biggest cause of sudden death. Learn what causes it and how you can protect against it.
Advice on Leptospirosis protection in dairy herds from Towcester Veterinary Centre
Do you know if your dairy herd is protected from Leptospirosis? Learn how the infection spreads and how to prevent it, in our article.