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Shires Vets Farm

Shires Farm Animal Vets, serving Staffordshire, North Shropshire and Cheshire

Shires Farm Animal Vets are a team of dedicated and progressive farm animal vets with over 150 years of experience. Predominantly based around the Eccleshall area in Staffordshire our services extend to and include the borders into North Shropshire and Cheshire.

We are based at the Shires Vets Eccleshall practice where we have our farm animal offices, pharmacy and farm animal health shop. The veterinary team is supported by skilled lay staff, many of which come from farming families.

Preventative health care

We believe that modern veterinary work should be focused on preventative health care and aim to work with your business, in a professional and friendly manner, to maximise your potential.

Our team is on hand to discuss any questions you have so please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Shires Vets Latest News

Famers Meetings

Famers Meetings

Dates for the diary 2017.

To book onto any of the meetings please ring the surgery on 01785  850218

The next meeting will be on Sheep Lameness at the Stone Practice 12th April 7.30pm  

For more information or to register your interest please contact the surgery. 

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Out of Hours Cover

We cover all of our own out of hours work and are always contactable in case of emergencies, whether for phone advice or on-farm assistance. Call 01785 850218

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Schmallenberg Virus


Schmallenberg Virus seems to be appearing again.

We have had some non-specific ill cows with milk drop that have tested positive on blood tests to rising titres for schmallenberg.


We have also seen some early season lambs which look suspicious of schmallenberg.


If you have any concerns or suspect cases please call us on 01785 850218

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Avian Influenza 'Bird Flu'

Avian Influenza 'Bird Flu'

Bird Flu has been confirmed in the United Kingdom.

The current government legislation regarding keeping your poultry housed has been extended to the end of Febuary 2017.

If you are a keeper of poultry, whether on a commercial scale or small backyard flock, you are required by law to keep them housed (covered and seperate from wild birds). All gatherings of poultry have been cancelled by APHA. All owners are urged to keep an eye on the health of their flock, and put in place high levels of biosecurity precautions.

Members of the public are also encouraged to report dead wild waterfowl or birds to the APHA helpline on 03459 335577. APHA will then collect and test a random selection.

If you have any concerns or queries about either the restrictions in place,or the health of your flock, please call us on 01785 850218.


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Small Holdings

Small Holdings

Services for Small Holders
Alpacas and llamas to goats, pigs and poultry we have treated them all...

The next talk will be on Practical Lambing for the Novice Sheep Keeper. Weds 22nd Feb 6:30pm @ Eccleshall Surgery.

To book in please call the surgery on 01785 850218

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Farm Stories / Case Studies


WHAT IS BVD? BVD is a highly contagious viral diseases of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. BVD has been estimated to cost between £13 and £31 per cow in Great Britain...

Fertility Improvements

One unique thing about Shires is how we carry out our routine fertility visits (RFV’s). Shires Vets offer an Interherd bureau service (all included in the price of the visits) where the lay-staff input all the service and calving data since the last visit to allow us to produce up to date sheets for which animals need to be seen...

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