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Navel Management And Hygiene At Lambing Time
Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasing problem for both human and animal health and so we must take steps to prevent bacterial infections and thus reduce our antimicrobial usage. In the sheep industry, prophylactic, oral antibiotics were commonly given to lambs at birth to prevent a condition called watery mouth. However, there is no longer a […]
The Importance of clean needles and syringes
Historically in farm practice, needles and syringes have been used to inject medicines into more than one animal without regularly changing them or any form of cleaning in between. There are several critical risks to this type of practice. Infectious disease transmission Control of infectious diseases is one of the cornerstones of animal health and […]
Proud Flesh Treatment and Management in Horses
Exuberant Granulation Tissue (EGT), more commonly referred to as proud flesh, is a common complication of lower limb wounds in horses. In simple terms, it is when the initial wound healing phase is prolonged and too much granulation tissue is produced in the wound bed, thus preventing the wound from contracting and healing normally. Proud […]
Cleaning and Sterilisation Best Practices for Surgical Equipment
To prevent the spread of disease or infection, it is crucial that a strict cleaning and sterilisation procedure is followed. Following a surgical procedure, the cleaning process of all instruments and equipment should begin within 15 minutes to prevent any hardening of biological debris. If this is not possible, try to apply an enzymatic cleaner […]
What to consider when using livestock or veterinary lubricant?
What is veterinary lubricant? Veterinary lubricant plays a crucial role in the day-to-day life of all farm vets. From routine fertility work to obstetrics, no vet ever wants to be without copious amounts of veterinary lubricant in their car boot. Although the subject of lubricants never fails to muster up light-hearted satire, there are some […]
Tup Vasectomy Season: Correct sample collection
It is the time of year where farm vets are inundated with calls from farmers to book in their Ram vasectomies. Make sure you have the right equipment in place.
Vet-Way Field Kits in Herd and Flock Surveillance
Vet-Way field kits provide an efficient, user-friendly solution to blood sampling large numbers of cattle and sheep in one session. The kit contains everything the user requires from extracting the samples to legal packaging for postage of biological samples conforming with packing instruction 650.
Pee-Patch: the natural green grass patch
We all know animals prefer to use natural, outside areas to go to the toilet, therefore a simple, clean soil-free, natural green grass patch would not only be preferable for our furry friends, but would certainly be kinder to the environment. Say hello to the Pee-Patch.
Vet H20: purified water for autoclaves
We are all very aware of the environmental pressures facing us today. As veterinary professionals, we are all compassionate and care about the world we live in. Sterility and hygiene play a key role in the outcome and success of our surgical cases.