Flock Health Plans
We are keen to be involved in all aspects of flock management. On farm meetings allow informal discussion of relevant topics together with the opportunity to see how other farmers manage certain problems.
These are held in February/ March each year. Two levels will be offered from 2011. One for those flock owners starting up, diversifying to sheep for the first time or required consolidation of basic techniques. The second level will include more advanced techniques and analysis of flock performance in a more detailed manner.
Topics covered include injection techniques for ewes and lambs, stomach tubing, castration and docking, treatment of common lambing problems and nutrition of the new born lambs.
On Farm Meetings
In conjunction with Eblex we hold workshops appropriate to the season, reflecting on current issues- such as worm control and for planning the months ahead. The aim is to encourage regular reviews of flock performance and look to improve efficiency without compromising welfare. Further details are available in our Education and Events section.
A successful outcome relies on prompt decision!
We are happy to perform caesareans both at the surgery and on farm. Our only plea is to make a quick decision when there is a problem rather than trying to lamb ewes for too long.
‘Teaser’ rams are best chosen from the previous years lamb crop. Remember to leave lambs uncastrated at lambing and chose a well grown one that has good confirmation - especially feet. Vasectomies are performed under sedation and local anaesthetic. Following recovery from the surgery ‘teasers’ can be used after approximately six weeks.
Further details on their use is available at the surgery or on one of our workshops.
If there are doubts concerning the performance of a ram, a detailed examination may be performed. This includes ultrasound scanning of the testicles and examination of semen.
Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.30pm Saturday: 8.30am - 1.00pm Sunday: 10.00am - 12noon
Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.30pm Saturday: 8.30am - 1.00pm