Covid-19 (Coronavirus) – an update for our clients

Beef

Our vets are passionate about supporting beef farming clients; helping to maximise returns and increasing animal health on farm. We work with a wide range of commercial and pedigree beef herds and can tailor our service to you and your animals.

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Infectious Diseases

We believe that healthy animals make happy and productive herds. Our vets have extensive experience in infectious disease testing, whether the herd is aiming for accreditation under a health scheme or monitoring on farm to ensure optimum performance. The practice is a proud supporter of BVDFree and was named BVDFree Vet Practice of the Year in 2017. TB is an important infectious disease that can have a huge impact on cattle farms and all out vets are available to offer advice and support to help farms become more resilient in the face of this disease.

Should disease outbreaks occur we have excellent post mortem provision available through regional laboratories or at the surgery.

Fertility

Our team provide a range of fertility services. These services include pregnancy diagnosis, embryo transfer, cow checks post calving, oestrus synchronization and pelvic scoring. We also offer bull breeding examinations before the season and pre-purchase, ensuring the bull is up to the job you require of him!

Herd planning

Herd and flock plans are an important part of our job at Towcester Farm Vets. These plans are a chance to discuss records and review current protocols and performance on your farm. It’s also a great time to discuss goals for the business and what plans we can put in place to achieve them.

Whether this is part of the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme or as an ongoing review for the farm, herd health plans enable us to discuss any areas of concern and identify any changes that can be implemented to address them as well as discussing new areas of best practice according to the latest research. Our aim is always to try prevent problems wherever possible to make life easier for farmer and animals and also saving money too!

Youngstock

As well as assisting in routine management tasks such as disbudding and castration, we take a proactive approach to youngstock health with vaccinations, disease monitoring, colostrum quality checks, in-house worm egg counts and housing advice.

Beef Contract

Our Beef Suckler Contract is designed to allow farmers to spread the cost of routine work over the year. Each contract is bespoke to the farm but can include pregnancy diagnosis, bull fertility examinations, disbudding, routine blood sampling for infectious disease (with a budget for annual testing costs), worm egg counts and herd health plan reviews. All Beef Suckler Contract clients also receive discounts on vaccines, calving and caesareans and any workshops run by the practice. For more information or to receive a quote for your farm, please contact the surgery.

Defra Duties

All our farm vets are able to perform TB testing for statutory APHA and private pre-movement testing, as well as undertake anthrax and abortion enquiries. We can also certify beef cows for export.

Contact our clinic for more information on how Towcester Farm Vets can help your beef herd – 01327 350239.

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