News from Scarsdale Farm
We’d like to draw your attention to the following update to the SPCs (Summary of Product Characteristics) for moxidectin products (specifically the ‘Cydectin’ and ‘Zermex’ ranges): ‘Moxidectin fulfils the criteria for a (very) persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substance; therefore, exposure of the environment to moxidectin must be limited… Treatments should be administered only when […]
As we move into worm season, have a think (if you haven’t already!) about how you’re going to monitor worm status on your farm this year
Vaccines have a very short shelf life once opened or reconstituted, and they must be kept, during both storage and transport, at a cool 2-8°C. Going outside this range could mean the vaccine loses its potency and efficacy.
St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has gained fame as a herbal remedy, but it is an important poison to livestock. Katie Fitzgerald explains more.
We are pleased to be able to offer you a new range of cattle boluses that are exclusive to XLVets clients – the Oligovet range. Supplementing your cows at each major step of their cycle is important to keep them – and their calves – in good health all year round. A variety of trace […]
BVDFree England celebrates its 2nd anniversary this month, and the first farms to register 2 years ago will now be eligible for the new ‘BVDFree Test Negative’ herd status.
Enzootic Abortion (EAE) and toxoplasmosis are major causes of abortion in sheep. Rose Jackson explains more and how a Flockcheck diagnostic test can check ewes for EAE & Toxoplasma
If you have digital dermatitis (DD) on your farm, use a foot-bath regularly as a result, and graze over the summer, don’t stop foot- bathing! Carolyn explains why
Bobby Hyde explains more about the next poisonous plant of the month – Ragwort
With the recent increases in the frequency of TB testing in the Edge area, we’re very pleased to have a new vet on board. Join us in welcoming Pablo to the team.