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

Brilliant at the Basics

Mycoplasma Bovis

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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 of an issue.

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24 hours at pasture

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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

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As we settle back into somewhat of a later grazing season. In this video I discuss coughing cows and lungworm.

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The stress gap

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In this video i give a short update on some of my thoughts around my nuffield scholarship. Trying to fundamentally understand the biological needs of the dairy cow in twenty four hours. This is very early days on my thought process and I am happy to take

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The story of the sperm and the egg!

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In this video I talk about the simple factors that contribute to conception in the beef and dairy cow. I bring it back to basics!

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There is something about Mary

Something about Mary As her gloved hand stripped out the teat, her worst fears realised. Instead of the lovely white milk she is so used to, a series of clots and watery milk hit the parlour floor. Mary (not her real name) couldn’t believe it, this was

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Nuffield CSC.. haste, humility and hugs

As the plane descended I flicked towards the end of my book. Nervous and excited for what lay in store at the Nuffield international Contemporary scholars conference. Just as I was about to put the book away the author quoted George Bernard Shaw, The lines were “this

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Ten tips for calf scour

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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 seem to have scour. He told me

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Farming futures in France

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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 of the action we were privelaged to

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Battling the bugs, saving the drugs!!!

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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 12 months. You will have a

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