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  • 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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  • Ten tips for calf scour
    February 27, 2018
    Brilliant at the Basics,Farming Videos
    Calf scour an old story but the theme is the same! On a cold Sunday evening driving home from a calving I got a call from a concerned farmer. Tommy he said, I'm worried about one calf and several others...
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  • Farming futures in France
    February 23, 2018
    Beef,Brilliant at the Basics,Dairy,Farming Tips,Farming Videos,Travels
    Traveling to France to meet vet Olivier Crenn a passionate guy on a mission. Through his global farm visits he is helping his farmers achieve more with their herds. We follow him for 48 hours and this is just some...
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  • Battling the bugs, saving the drugs!!!
    February 14, 2018
    Brilliant at the Basics,Farming Videos
    Investigating clinical mastitis   I was on farm yesterday to investigate a problem with ongoing clinical mastitis. This was driven by a young farmer not happy with the number of cows he was treating or his antibiotic usage over the last...
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  • Revisiting a French friend!
    December 17, 2017
    Farming Tips,Travels
      France in January   Over three years ago I jumped out of a rented car outside a French veterinary practice . As I strolled towards the front door, a jeep pulled up and out popped a tall smiling French vet by...
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  • Traveling to Denmark
    December 5, 2017
    Brilliant at the Basics,Farming Videos
    This is a  documentary style production of a trip to Denmark in February 2017. Spending time with Danish vets and farmers to understand what they are doing nationally as regards animal health.
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  • Lameness at housing!
    November 29, 2017
    Beef,Dairy,Farming Videos
    ‘I always seem to get a bit more lameness in the winter time when cows are housed”. A very common problem for this time of year, is the battle against lameness in the house. There are two distinct challenges or...
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  • 'Push versus Pull' AMR
    November 15, 2017
    Beef,Dairy,Farming Tips,Farming Videos,Sheep
    Push versus pull, When we talk about changing behaviours it often recognised as one of the most difficult things you can do. In simple terms change can occur by being pushed into it, or by the pull effect often changing...
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