Six Monthly TB testing of cattle:-
Six monthly TB testing of cattle starts 1st of August in our area. Many farm clients will have already received letters from DEFRA informing that they will have to test their herds every 6mths. However, it is possible to put in place some simple cheap biosecurity measures to qualify for annual testing instead. These biosecurity measures are covered by the CHECS TB entry level membership, and will reduce the risk of your herd acquiring TB and reduce the persistence of TB in your herd if it does become infected. They have to be agreed and signed by a specially trained vet. This training has just become available. Barry and Jon will be undertaking this training. We strongly recommend that all cattle clients undertake the TB entry level membership, and reduce both your own and your neighbours’ risk of TB. Please see the TBAS poster “Protect-your-herd-from-TB-Poster” in the Farm Factsheets part of our website.
Covid update March 2021:-
We continue for the time being to see clients in the car park/wooden shelter. We are now able to offer all vet appointments and surgeries again. We are doing some nurse appointments. Boosters appointments are avaiable from 1st April 2021.
Bird flu update:-
Birds will no longer need to be housed from 31 March 2021 at 23:59.
The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds, following a number of cases of avian influenza in both wild and captive birds in the UK.
The new housing measures, which will come into force on 14 December, mean that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease. Read more here.
As of 17th September 2020 we are pleased to offer nurse clinics again on Tuesday and Thursday mornings! Find out more about what you can see our nurses for here.
We’re an RCVS accredited practice, for both pets and farm animals – which means that our practice has voluntarily undergone regular inspections by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. These inspections ensure the practice provides and maintains high standards of veterinary care in all aspects including veterinary & nursing care, hygiene, 24 hour emergency cover, staff training, facilities, management and health and safety.