June 2017

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With lambing and calving almost complete for another spring and stock turned out we have just about finished TB testing. There has been one animal taken from the Seascale area which has given us a number of extra herds to test, but thankfully we have not found any problems in these herds. Unfortunately, TB seems […]

Newsletter August 2016

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Some of you may already have met our new vet, Jack Porteous, a northern lad from Allendale who has just qualified from Nottingham University. No doubt you will all see him over the next few months either on the farm or in the office. We have been approached by one farmer who has expressed an […]

Newsletter April 2016

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Some of you may already know that after two and a half years here, Claire Kilburn has decided to move back to work in Yorkshire, which will be closer to home for her.  We have found a replacement, Jack Porteous, formerly from Hexham who will be graduating from Nottingham this year and will hopefully start […]

Newsletter April 2015

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It is good to have some warm spring sunshine for ewes and new born lambs to enjoy, after the wind rain and snow at the end of March. We hope that grass will start to grow and cattle will soon be turned out. We have just started doing the 12 month TB tests around Lowick […]

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 […]