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Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 3:25pm

...you probably knew that already but it is always useful when robust research backs up common sense and more importantly allows us to quantify the problem.

In the next few articles, we are going to run through:-

  1. A recently published study on the effect of mastitis on fertility and improving outcome with NSAIDs

  2. What happens to the fertility of cows with mastitis?

  3. What...

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 3:20pm

...you probably knew that already but it is always useful when robust research backs up common sense and more importantly allows us to quantify the problem.

In the next few articles, we are going to run through:-

  1. A recently published study on the effect of mastitis on fertility and improving outcome with NSAIDs
     
  2. What happens to the fertility of cows with mastitis?
     
  3. What effect...
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 3:15pm

...you probably knew that already but it is always useful when robust research backs up common sense and more importantly allows us to quantify the problem.

In the next few articles, we are going to run through:-

  1. A recently published study on the effect of mastitis on fertility and improving outcome with NSAIDs
     
  2. What happens to the fertility of cows with mastitis?
     
  3. What effect can Metacam have...
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 3:10pm

...you probably knew that already but it is always useful when robust research backs up common sense and more importantly allows us to quantify the problem.

In the next few articles, we are going to run through:-

  1. A recently published study on the effect of mastitis on fertility and improving outcome with NSAIDs
     
  2. What happens to the fertility of cows with mastitis?
     
  3. What effect can Metacam have on cows affected by mastitis?
     
  4. ...
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 7:16pm

Farm vet, Chris Just, of St Boniface Vets, discusses a few ways to make your cows more comfortable - happy cows means happy farmers.

"A mentor of mine always said 'Get your cows comfortable and everything else will fall into place'.

For the majority of herds that is straight forward enough during grazing season. For grazing cows, comfort will be all about your tracks/gateways and keeping milking time short and stress free.

For cows still housed in the summer months we...

Monday, 15 February 2016 - 12:00pm

Like so many others in the South West, my herd has been seriously affected by TB. I have lost many of my best cows. There are one or two left who are the last of a long family line. Could you please tell me what the options are for preserving the genetic line?

There are two options where genetic line preservation is concerned. The first, and most common, is Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET), a conventional embryo flush. This procedure involves a 5 week...

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 12:46pm

Ruth has recently written an article for the NSA Sheep Farmer Magazine. 

The measure of success for winter feeding is healthy ewes at the right condition score to give birth to healthy lambs, without having compromised the supply of grass post lambing.  Whatever system is used, the ewes' requirments for engergy, protein and major and trace minerals must be met.  These requirements vary with stage of preganancy, number of lambs and size of ewe. 

When feeding sheep, it is crucial...

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 9:53am

Footrot and scald are the leading causes of sheep lameness in the UK, resulting in serious loss of production and financial returns to farmers, as well as being an animal welfare concern.

The five-point plan was developed by combining academic research findings with best farming practice, to create a set of practical and effective measures for farmers.

Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) target

The five-point plan is the agreed national strategy for...

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 9:32am

St Boniface Vets are taking part in the XLVets Charity Challenge, in aid of Send a Cow & The Farming Community Network. 

We aim to walk, swim, cycle and even roller skate 453.95 miles by September!  We are already clocking up a few miles.  To track our progress, keep checking back on Facebook for weekly updates www.facebook.com/stbonifacevets.

During the Mid Devon Show, we had the pleasure of meeting one of founding...

Friday, 5 June 2015 - 5:55pm

St Boniface Veterinary Clinic of Exeter Road, Crediton has supported local families and their pets for more than six decades.  

Since 2001 St Boniface Vets has grown from a two-vet mixed practice to a 13-strong veterinary team; offering dedicated small animal, equine and large animal services.

Despite this expansion it remains a family-run business committed to providing the best in veterinary care.

Marie Kemmish, Small Animal Director, is very proud of...

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