News from Scarsdale Farm
Read the case of Sygnet, a 10 week old pedigree Holstein calf, who presented with a non-reducible umbilical swelling.
Book your place on our 5-day FarmSkills Lameness training course, 23-27 April. Find out more and book your place.
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 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.
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
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.
Chantal Bryant explains the causes of hydatid cysts and how they are spread, plus advises on control methods. Read more
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.
Rose shares some lessons for successful heifer breeding shared by Roger Hildreth from Curlow Fields Farm at the BCBC (British Cattle Breeders Club) Conference
The National Johne’s Management Plan (NJMP) is entering Phase 2 – taking things further by requiring farmers to consult with BCVA Johne’s accredited vets. Carolyn Baguley explains more.