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Protect your pets from ticks and fleas this summer

With summer just around the corner, we want to remind cat and dog owners of the importance of protecting their pets from the misery of fleas, ticks and worms. Although they are a year-round concern, parasites such as ticks and fleas are much more prevalent as the…

Exploratory surgery saves Marley

Exploratory surgery saves Marley

This beautiful big lad is Marley, who belongs to Signal 1 DJ Chris Bovaird and his family. Listeners of his show may well have already been following Marley’s tale lately – the poor boy has really been through the wars, unable to keep food down and really…

Ready for lambing time

Get Ready for Lambing Time

Nutrition of the pregnant ewe clearly has a major impact on the success of lambing time – 75% of lamb growth happens in the final 6 weeks of pregnancy so getting feeding right is critical to minimise problems like twin-lamb disease and maximise lamb survival. Every lamb…

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BVD Free England Scheme

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. The national cost could be as high…