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

Farming Videos

Pink Eye in cattle

Pink eye ‘It’s the time of year for it’ How often do we hear that about certain diseases. One such disease is pink eye (infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis) an infectious bacterial disease affecting the eyes particularly of young calves in the summer months. On a case today I

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Sheep worms and resistance

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In this video I go through worming plans for a flock with the back drop of worm resistance.   I use the whiteboard and some bad art work to deliver this message!   Let me know what you think?

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Talking to an expert

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This week I was lucky to catch up with Andre Van Barneveld of Graise consultancy. I took out the camera and he kindly let me ask him some questions.   When I eventually got the name right we got into all the stuff he is doing as

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Weaning dairy calves

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Weaning Dairy Calves at Grass As calves are turned out to grass ensure weaning is being done correctly. Watch calves around weaning and after on spring grass to ensure they don’t go backwards.

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Fertility in spring calving herds (video)

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Yesterday I was lucky enough to catch up with Daren Healy, a progressive Co Wicklow dairy farmer who is doing a super job with herd fertility. I put together this video while on the farm, looking at key areas that impact on overall herd fertility. This is

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Cow/calf side testing the future

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Over the past number of years, I’m increasingly seeing cow/calf side tests changing how we deliver preventative veterinary medicine. These are simple test kits we can use on farm to get rapid diagnosis. Rapid results allow a more rapid response. Also it allows decisions to be made

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Talking to an expert

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Last Saturday on a farm walk in Wexford with the farm animal veterinary society FAVS from UCD. I caught up with Catherine Carty a herd health specialist vet lecturing and researching at the vet college in UCD. Catherine is also involved with the herd health team in

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Nematodirus RISK time

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At this time of year with spring lambs out at pasture we must be ever vigilant for roundworm nematodirus battus. In this short video i look at why? It’s different and why need to act fast if we suspect symptoms.  

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Talking to Geoff Dooley

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During the week i caught up with Geoff Dooley, farmer, business consultant and chairman of Nuffield Ireland. Myself and Geoff have been involved in a number of projects over the last 2 years. We were catching up to review progress we spent the morning climbing the Galtee

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Applying calving leg ropes the basics

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On a call to PM a stillbirth this morning i took the opportunity to take time to make this short video. The aim of the video is to show how I apply calving ropes. Also remember this is about correct placement of ropes, not about maximising traction.

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