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Monday, 7 October 2019 - 4:30pm

Monday, 30 September 2019 - 4:30pm

ATTENTION FARM CLIENTS

As you may be aware Red Tractor have updated their standards and from 1st October it will be a REQUIREMENT that at least one person responsible for administering medicines has been on a training course since October 2016.
To help you meet that requirement we’re running another of our successful Mastering Medicines courses on WEDNESDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2019.
 
Time...

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 9:13am

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 12:22pm

FARM CLIENTS!

You'll be pleased to hear that we are running another of our very popular Mastering Medicines course! This one will be aimed at beef and sheep farmers.
 
It will take place on Thursday 23rd May from 10:30-15:00 at the practice.
 
The course will cover:
- Different medicines used on farm - antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, vaccines etc. what they do and when...

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 12:32pm

 

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Friday, 14 December 2018 - 3:57pm

Check out our Christmas and New Year opening times for the Crediton and Tedburn practices! 

If you think you may run out of food or prescription medication over the festive break, please ensure you request it before Thursday 18th December 

Friday, 6 July 2018 - 5:48pm

Tony Kemmish, St Boniface Veterinary Clinic

As reported in the last issue of Livestock Matters, St Boniface vet Tony Kemmish has won the award for Dairy Vet of the year in the 2018 CREAM Awards. Here, he outlines his GROW philosophy for working with dairy clients, and how for Devon farmer Richard Daw this has underpinned the continuous improvement in his herd’s health, performance and profitability.

GROW

Dairy farming clients of St Boniface Veterinary...

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 1:44pm

At St. Boniface Vets, many of our dairy herds are Autumn block calving and will shortly be considering their selective dry cow management. Therefore, we thought we’d share a few reminders as to why a selective approach is the best approach:

  • There is no sense in giving antibiotic dry cow therapy to an uninfected cow
  • In fact, if you do give antibiotics to low somatic cell count cows, their risk of coliform mastitis in the next lactation actually increases
  • Of 52 UK...
Monday, 4 June 2018 - 12:43pm

 

ANTIBIOTIC use within farming continues to be a topic with a lot of public and industry interest.

This has mainly been focussed on the use of antibiotics that have been classed as critically important due to their vital role in human medicine.

Meaning these are the only remaining treatments for critical human problems like severe infections in children.

Their use should be therefore limited to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance developing to these...

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