News from Scarsdale Farm

Nematodirus in Lambs

Nematodirus is a roundworm that causes diarrhoea in young lambs during late spring and early summer. Bobby Hyde discusses the risk factors and how it can be prevented.

Ergot Poisoning

Ergot is a fungus that is found on the seed heads of cereal grains and grasses. Vicki Rhodes explains more about ergot poisoning and how to treat it.

Farm Drug Prices. Is Internet Best?

To ensure we are giving you the best service we run the price of our top 70 farm drugs against one of the main internet drug suppliers every month, and come out on top on most products. Find out more

Sick Cria? Alpaca My Plasma!

Fay Pooley discusses the importance of colostrum for baby alpacas (cria) and how a plasma transfusion can help those who fail to receive enough colostrum within the first 6 hours of life.

Hydatid Cysts

Chantal Bryant explains the causes of hydatid cysts and how they are spread, plus advises on control methods. Read more

Holly Leaves and Lambs

It seems that three to four week old lambs weighing about 10kg are particularly susceptible to suffocating on holly leaves. Carolyn Baguley explains how to prevent this.