Vetster option 02 (Blog)

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How to lamb a ewe - 7 Top Tips
Farm animal
How to lamb a ewe - 7 Top Tips
Back in the autumn when the tups went in, lambing seemed a really long way away. All of a sudden, we look at the calendar and lambing is getting closer. Do you feel prepared? Whether you are a seasoned shepherd or a budd…
April 4, 2022 • 37 shares
Why can't my vet care for pet farm animals?
Farm animal
Why can't my vet care for pet farm animals?
Farm animals can make for wonderful pets when all the necessary provisions have been put in place for their health and welfare. One such provision is to make sure that they are registered with a veterinary practice that…
February 2, 2022 • 47 shares
Why do sheep have paint on them?
Farm animal
Why do sheep have paint on them?
Sheep fleeces come in many different natural colours and markings, some breed specific and others very individual. Shetland sheep for example come in eleven main colours, with many shades in between, and more than 30 dif…
September 29, 2021 • 70 shares
Why do sheep need to be sheared?
Farm animal
Why do sheep need to be sheared?
We are all familiar with the bucolic image of sheep grazing fields, their woolly coats making them look like small clouds drifting along. Or in wintertime when it snows, and either they blend in the snowy surroundings, o…
August 24, 2021 • 41 shares
Why Do Dairy Farmers Kill Male Calves?
Animal Welfare
Why Do Dairy Farmers Kill Male Calves?
Our desire to know where our food is coming from, as well as our strong love of animal rights, has resulted in the UK farming industry coming under increased scrutiny in recent years. Many practices that have been common…
January 22, 2021 • 421 shares • 2 comments
Cows on dairy farms - what’s the truth?
Farm animal
Cows on dairy farms - what’s the truth?
In the first of a new series of farm-animal blogs, our new vet blogger Zack explores the world of dairy farming. Want to know the truth about dairy cows and their lives, from someone who works with them day in day out? T…
December 6, 2019 • 48 shares • 5 comments
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