We tailor routine visits to the needs of each farm. This can be on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis depending on the size of the herd.
Each farm is assigned a dedicated vet. We examine cows for pregnancy diagnosis, post-natal checks and non-seen bullers. Our routine contract clients also benefit from discounted medicines and visits.
We use the newest ultrasound technology and all our farm vets attend regular training to keep up to date with the newest developments and technologies. Helen Cockerill holds a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction.
What we offer
Full herd health planning
Investigations into lameness, scour, abortion and other issues
Rumen healthcare visits
Mobility and BCS scoring
Advice on infectious disease control
Help with accreditation schemes
Regular farmer meetings including calf club
In-house kits for checking scour samples
In-house blood analysis
Our in house lab means we are able to test:
calcium, magnesium and phosphorous levels
biochemistry profiles for the sick cow
Links with expert laboratories
We work closely with a specialist mastitis lab in Devon (Vale Veterinary Laboratories). To assess the metabolic and nutritional status of cows we send blood samples to the University of Edinburgh Dairy Herd Health and Productivity Service (DHHPS).