Newsletter August 2014

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As we approach late summer we have said farewell to Hugo Bower after 3 years, taking Gemma Morris with him back to Cheshire, where they have  a wedding planned for later this month.  As a result we have 2 new vets starting work this week – Andrew Doull who has just qualified from Glasgow University […]

Newsletter June 2014

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We have almost finished the TB testing schedule in the Bootle area as well as the 6 month round of testing in Lowick and The Green zones, with no more reactor animals being found so far.  There are, however, a number of cattle that are inconclusive reactors and will be tested again 6-8 weeks later.  […]

Newsletter February 2014

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Ding dong the church bells chime! Practice news this month is the engagement over Christmas of Emma Sunderland to David Hatton, and also of Hugo Bower to Gemma Morris. Emma and David have set a date to get married in November, whilst Hugo and Gemma have yet to decide when the big day will be. […]

Newsletter December 2013

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Following the outbreak of TB in 2 herds in the practice we have almost finished testing all cattle within 3km of these farms and to date there has been no more confirmed cases We are however waiting for repeat tests on a number of animals that were  inconclusive at the herd test; these will be […]

Newsletter June 2013

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A vaccine (Bovilis SBV) to protect sheep and cattle against Schmallenberg virus has just been released onto the market which is licensed for sheep and cattle to reduce infection in the animal and thereby the number of abnormal offspring being born.  In our practice we are aware of 6 ewes and 5 cows having given […]

Newsletter April 2013

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By the time you are reading this we hope the weather will have improved and the first signs of spring will be here—livestock, and sheep in particular, are in desperate need of some grass after a hard winter following a bad summer last year. Losses of sheep in some areas of the practice have been […]

Newsletter February 2013

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Our first newsletter of 2013 gives us an opportunity to inform you all of the extension of the business following the decision of Churchwalk Veterinary Centre to cease all farm work. We would like to welcome the new clients from Ulverston who have transferred their work to us, and assure our existing clients that we […]

Newsletter December 2012

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After 44 years Lynne Dixon has decided to retire at the end of December and take a well earned rest! She has seen the practice change and develop from the days of Hargreaves, Fox And Rushton, where the majority of work was with farm animals and everything was done manually, through the increasing load of […]

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012

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In line with most other businesses we are planning to introduce a credit charge on any account which is outstanding for 60 days. This will be implemented from 1st January 2013, which will allow those of you with an outstanding balance 3 months to settle the overdue fees before the charge is applied. This will […]