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

Farming Videos

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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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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Traveling to Denmark

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!

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‘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 types of lameness. There is of course

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‘Push versus Pull’ AMR

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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 because we know the change we make

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Weanling pneumonia the risks

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In this video I briefly talk about some of the risks in our suckler herds around weanling pneumonia. Importantly how do you know,  if its an issue on farm. Measuring performance, looking at direct costs and factoring in losses from lung damage on performance ‘the hidden costs’.

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VIDEO: Coughing cows

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We are now seeing lots more coughing adult dairy cows. In this video I look through risks for coughing cows particularly with lungworm in mind.

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