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

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Tackling lungworm on a Cork dairy farm

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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 vets in Cork, a member of Xlvets

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Six top tips for better calf health (video)

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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 calf health. Beginning with the fundamental understanding

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Managing calcium preventing milk fever

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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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Five steps to tackling antibiotic resistance on farms

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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 antibiotic resistance. This is where (smart)

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10 tips for the dairy cow around calving

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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 big metabolic challenge of calving and the

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