Lamb Trace Element Deficiencies

Patrick Grant BVMS MRCVS Parklands Veterinary Group. Poor grass growth and cold wet weather has left a lot to be desired when it comes to lamb performance, with grass quality having a major impact on lamb daily live weight gain. It is imperative that with lambs being finished through grass based systems we pay close … Read more

Successful control of lameness – focus of farm workshop

Farmers attending this week’s lameness demonstration, hosted by Provita, on the Ardboe farm of Seamus and Gerard Quinn were told that a zero tolerance approach to lameness has resulted in very low levels of lameness on the farm.

The day consisted of several practical demonstrations covering a rollover hooftrimming crush for farmers (Northern Engineering), an in-parlour explanation of the different stages of Digital Dermatitis and hooftrimming (Parklands Vet Group), footbathing of milking cows, dry cows and heifers (Provita) and mobility scoring (CAFRE).

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Invitation to unique lameness event

Farmers are openly invited to a unique lameness event on the farm of Seamus and Gerard Quinn, Drumaney Road, Ardboe Co Tyrone BT71 5BD, on the 29th Oct from 10.30am to 2pm. The event is being organised and hosted by Provita.

It will feature several practical demonstrations covering; a rollover crush for farmers; an in-parlour explanation of the different stages of Digital Dermatitis; footbathing milking cows, dry cows and heifers. These will be followed by food then brief presentations on the latest research on Digital Dermatitis and examples of successful practical footbathing set up’s.

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