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 October 2015

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September weather has been good with both stock and farmer alike enjoying some late summer sunshine.  An update on the TB situation is good news. The 2 animals that were slaughtered in July following positive skin reactions had no visible lesions at slaughter and were culture negative.  The 2 farms concerned have both passed the […]

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 December 2014

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Congratulations to Emma Sunderland and David Hatton who were married at the beginning of November. I am sure you will soon get used to the name and signature of the new Mrs Hatton in the office or on farm. TB testing is in full swing with the 6 month tests being done around Bootle after […]

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 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 […]