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  • 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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  • Managing calcium preventing milk fever
    February 5, 2020
    DAIRY,Farm animal health blog
    The most important mineral at calving time is calcium in my opinion. With some confusion about how we manage it, I get stuck into the theory in this video.
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  • #Trimilk a glass half full
    January 30, 2020
    Personal blog
    #Trimilk a glass half full   January blues Unless you have been under a rock in January, the great food debate has been in full swing. Our complex food systems analyzed and pondered on. There has been a degree of...
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  • 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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  • Being fearless in 2020
    December 31, 2019
    Personal blog
    Being fearless in 2020 It is easy to recognize the look of fear when you’ve felt it yourself. I’d almost go and say you can often feel the fear off people. In 2019 I had many conversations with people about...
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  • A tale of two plates
    July 26, 2018
    Personal blog
    A tale of two plates It’s funny when I started traveling I wasn’t sure what to expect. As the days and countries zipped by, I couldn’t help but think? I was thinking about food, not the fact I was eating...
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