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. 

  • Five steps to tackling antibiotic resistance on farms
    January 15, 2020
    Farm animal health blog
    Five steps to tackling antibiotic resistance on farms Introduction I’m going to take a look at what I think are FIVE steps, to start tackling the challenge of AMR or antimicrobial resistance on farms. In particular, the focus will be on...
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  • A hole in your welly
    January 12, 2020
    Personal blog
      This Saturday the kiddies and I went shoe shopping. New Year, new shoes and all that jazz. It made me think of something, so I wrote it down…. Great advice always seems to stick with you. A bit of background  While in...
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  • 10 tips for the dairy cow around calving
    January 7, 2020
    DAIRY,Farm animal health blog
    10 tips for the dairy cow around transition time  In farms up and down the country, farmers and their cows are preparing for the spring ahead. The dairy cow is really an extraordinary animal. She is coming up to the...
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