Farming Tips and Advice – Videos and Blogs from Tommy the Vet

KEEPING ANIMALS HEALTHY | MAKING FARMING BETTER

KEEPING ANIMALS HEALTHY
MAKING FARMING BETTER

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I work with the agri-industry,vets and farmers to keep animals healthy and improve herd and flock performance.

Find out what I’m doing and how I’m doing it, using video and blogs that are practically relevant, you can keep up with the ‘tommythevet’ story...


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Help Make Farming Better

For the past five years, I have been very much focused on disease prevention on farm. Looking at defining systems to make this easier for me as a vet and for my clients to help them have healthy and more profitable herds.

My goal is to ‘help make farming better’ by promoting and talking about best practice on herd/flock health. Best practice is all very well but it must be tailored or take into account the practical realities of daily farm life.

One of the greatest quotes I ever read in the whole area of farm advice was from president Eisenhower, when he said... 

‘its easy talk about farming when your pushing a pen not a plough’.

So, for me the advice I give must be simple and achievable, this is where I came up with the concept of ‘being brilliant at the basics’.

Consistent routines at critical points in the farming calendar can make such a difference. As a vet the aim is not so much to work to make sick animals better but to keep healthy animals healthy.

So, it's all about preventing disease using science and advice to help the farmer achieve their goals. It’s also very much about listening to farmers and working with them to help make farming better.

Keep

Healthy

Animals

Healthy

Keep Healthy Animals Healthy

So, for me the advice I give must be simple and achievable, this is where I came up with the concept of ‘being brilliant at the basics’.

Consistent routines at critical points in the farming calendar can make such a difference. As a vet the aim is not so much to work to make sick animals better but to keep healthy animals healthy.

So, it's all about preventing disease using science and advice to help the farmer achieve their goals. It’s also very much about listening to farmers and working with them to help make farming better.

  • Mycoplasma Bovis
    May 30, 2018
    Brilliant at the Basics,Dairy,Farming Videos
    As one country begins to try eradicate mycoplasma bovis, I talk about what I know about the bacteria. Is there improved diagnostics or is it now becoming more of an issue on our farms. Unfortunately I think it is now more...
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  • 24 hours at pasture
    May 28, 2018
    Brilliant at the Basics,Dairy,Farming Videos
    Looking at the risks and bottlenecks in the day of a dairy cow. So knowing what the risks are and why? they can cause problems. By looking for these risks and removing them we can greatly help and aid herd performance.
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  • Coughing cows
    May 22, 2018
    Brilliant at the Basics,Dairy
    As we settle back into somewhat of a later grazing season. In this video I discuss coughing cows and lungworm.
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