The Farm Practice
The emphasis nowadays is on routine preventative work, to enable the farmer to maximise efficiency and
profitability, without any compromise with their animals welfare.
We provide a service for all types of farming enterprises -
from the large dairy unit to the smallholder with a few animals. We deal with all species of farm animals; dairy and beef cattle,
sheep and pigs.
Much of our farm work consists of Dairy Herd health and fertility work, with mastitis control, lameness, nutrition
and housing concerns being addressed.
We offer our dairy farmers the option of having regular Herd Health visits at a special
discounted rate. A specific Veterinary Surgeon, will do the regular herd health visits at a particular farm. The advantage of this,
is that the Vet will get to know that farms particular problems and concerns, the management system and can then give targeted and
specific advice to deal with any fertility, health or environmental issues that may arise. We perform both manual and ultrasound methods
of pregnancy diagnosis.
We also have a large number of beef farms. As well as treating the animals with calving problems
or the sick or injured, we provide routine services such as synchronising cows for AI, pregnancy diagnosis, disbudding, dehorning
and castrating.For all our cattle farmers, we can offer advice on worming strategies, vaccinations and nutrition problems.
well as providing routine services for our cattle farmers, we provide a good emergency service for the still inevitable emergency
problems that run hand in hand with any system of livestock production such as calvings, prolapsed uterus, caesarians and lame cows.
Several of our vets have attended courses to learn the Dutch foot trimming techniques.
We have our own dispensary, where we stock a
good range of competitively priced dry and milking cow tubes, injectables and other medicines. We can provide specific and accurate
advice, when farmers purchase their wormers and vaccines from us.
Although our area of Cornwall is not traditionally one of large
scale sheep production, we are finding that more and more clients are keeping sheep; some as a hobby and some as an addition to their
main cattle enterprise. We can provide all the services, both routine and emergency required by the sheep farmer, and several of our
Vets have a particular interest in sheep work; some having previously worked in areas of the country where sheep are more prolific.
Apart from the emergency work which tends to be centred around the lambing season, we can set out preventative medicine strategies
for the client, giving advice on increasing lambing percentages, worming, nutritional problems and housing.
We have several pig
farming clients. As well as the usual emergency work that arises when animals are sick or have farrowing problems, we can give advice
on disease control and prevention, nutrition , parasite control and fertility problems.
We have our own dispensary, where we
stock a good range of competitively priced dry and milking cow tubes, injectables and other medicines. We can provide specific and
accurate advice, when farmers purchase their wormers and vaccines from us.