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

Sheep

‘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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Flock performance

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This is webinar style presentation on flock performance. I recorded this recently while preparing for a talk. It is brief overview looking at my opinions on the value of assessing flock performance, setting targets and understanding the sheep!   All feedback welcome?

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Being smart about fluke

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Being smart about fluke! One of the issues I’m seeing increasingly is confusion on the ground. This confusion often is based on technical overload. With so much information coming at you, what do I need to know, what is relevant to me?. With all this noise about

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Minerals (part1)

Understanding minerals part 1 This week I went to a two day workshop in Nottingham on minerals and their effect on our farm animals. This is an area I’ve been very interested in for the last number of years. Like most things we must measure minerals before

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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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Orf in lambs

Orf in lambs A disease we deal with in sheep during the spring and early summer is orf caused by a virus called parapox. This is a virus that causes a painful skin condition in both sheep in goats. It can affect lambs around the muzzle, mouth

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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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Lameness in sheep (footrot).

Managing Footrot and lameness in sheep Lameness in sheep is an ongoing issue in many flocks. I have noticed a significant increase in the incidences of footrot over the past two years, and at pasture scald seems to be more of a concern too, yet many cases

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