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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:41

Farm End of year Roundup News

The traditional quiet summer period in Farm animal practice didn’t ever seem to arrive this year- perhaps connected with the fact that we didn’t have much of a summer. Now it’s almost time to house the cows.

 We have taken on a number of new clients in the High Peak, SE Manchester and Congleton areas and many of our new patients are benefiting from the attention of our foot trimmer Bryan Robertson


“ All creatures great and extremely small” was the title of a farmer workshop held in June at Blaze Farm. Matt used coloured elastic bands to demonstrate ingeniously the management of wormer resistance in sheep parasites. The warm humid weather in early summer led to several sheep farmers being caught out by early fly strike- a top topic for discussion in the ectoparasite section of the workshop.


Nieves, our TB vet team leader, gave birth to Marina in late August, only 3 weeks and 6 days after finishing her last pre maternity leave TB test! Mother and baby are doing well and 3 year old Samuel is taking his brotherly duties seriously.


Nieves’s absence on maternity leave is being covered by George Ureche, our 3rd Romanian team member. George’s hobbies include barbecuing; we can already vouch for his excellent cake baking abilities.

In August we also sadly said good bye to Lisa from the Farm animal support staff team. She had been with us for more than 6 years and the skills she honed in logistics when organising our TB team under the new Veterinary Delivery Partnership scheme will be put to great use in her new job with the East Cheshire Hospice. We wish her all the best in her new challenging role. Steph said goodbye to Lisa in her inimitable fashion!