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

KEEPING ANIMALS HEALTHY | MAKING FARMING BETTER

KEEPING ANIMALS HEALTHY
MAKING FARMING BETTER

Hi I'm Tommy The Vet
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I work with the agri-industry, vets and farmers to keep animals healthy and improve herd and flock performance.

I have worked for 18 years in Irish agriculture. I qualified from UCD with a veterinary degree in 2002. Since then I have run a mixed animal veterinary practice, become a cow signals trainer and also obtained a Grad cert in dairy herd health. I also completed a Nuffield farming scholarship in 2019. 

My interests along with farm animal health include communication, marketing, and leadership

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...

You can contact me on tommythevetie@gmail.com 


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Help Make Farming Better

For the past decade 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. I also have become very interested in communication and leadership within Irish agriculture. 

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.

This means a strong focus on animal husbandry and nutrition. I also carry out a lot of training with farmers and vets around applying best practices in animal health. 

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.

This means a strong focus on animal husbandry and nutrition. I also carry out a lot of training with farmers and vets around applying best practices in animal health. 

  • Tackling lungworm on a Cork dairy farm
    February 24, 2020
    DAIRY
    Tackling lungworm on a Co Cork dairy farm Three years ago I met a very enthusiastic young vet student and his mam for the first time. Sean has since qualified and is now working as a full-time vet in Glenbower...
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  • #Trimilk A glass half full
    February 20, 2020
    Personal blog
    #Trimilk A glass half full    First of all thanks to anyone who reads my personal blogs? Sharing my fitness goal for 2020 has meant, once I shared it I got cracking. It is very simple really, I’ll be doing a short...
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  • Six top tips for better calf health (video)
    February 13, 2020
    DAIRY,Farm animal health blog
    6 top tips for better calf health (video above) Everyone must hang their hat somewhere, I am increasingly going back to basics with everything. This is behind my concept of optimizing biology in farming systems. It is no different with...
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