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Johnes Disease

Johnes Disease

What is Johnes Disease? Johnes (AKA paratuberculosis)  is a chronic (long term), contagious, bacterial disease of ruminants.  

Administering Medication

Administering Medication

Giving medications safely in ruminants.

What’s new at Wensum Valley

What’s new at Wensum Valley

At the start of March the practice received the fantastic news that we have achieved the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme accreditation.

Smallholders Club-What Is It?

Smallholders Club-What Is It?

Our Smallholders’ Club has been set up to help our smallholder clients, by creating discussion and community amongst Norfolk smallholders.

20 Years!

20 Years!

Unbelievably, it is 20 years since we moved to our purpose-built clinic at the Racecourse.

Liver Fluke

Liver Fluke

Liver fluke disease (fasciolosis) is caused by a trematode parasite, Fasciola hepatica, which spreads through small snails during its complex lifecycle.

Lambing Preparation

Lambing Preparation

Lambing can be a busy and stressful time for everyone from large commercial units to smallholders and hobby breeders.

Blue Tongue Virus

Blue Tongue Virus

Bluetongue virus (BTV) is a notifiable disease, transmitted by midges, that affects cows, goats, sheep and camelids.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is important to the whole team at Wensum Valley Vets and we know that it is important to our clients to!

Lungworm

Lungworm

Dictyocaulus viviparus is the cause of lungworm in cattle, it is a worm with a complex lifecycle meaning that outbreaks can be unpredictable.

Ram Care

Ram Care

In the next few months, many shepherds will be thinking about the ‘tupping’ season – i.e., releasing a fertile male amongst a flock of female ewes/gimmers.

Red Water Fever (Babesiosis)

Red Water Fever (Babesiosis)

This is a disease that you might want to make yourselves aware of due to two confirmed outbreaks amongst our clients, in North Norfolk in the last month.

Blow Fly Strike

Blow Fly Strike

Fly Strike (cutaneous myiasis) is a condition resulting from infestation of the larvae of Greenbottle, Blackbottle and Bluebottle flies.

Pelvic Measurements

Pelvic Measurements

Read more about Pelvic Measurements in cattle here.

Neosporosis

Neosporosis

Neosporosis is caused by the protozoa, Neospora caninum, and causes abortion in sheep, cattle and dogs.

Alpaca and Llama Newsletter

Alpaca and Llama Newsletter

Our guide to caring for your camelids including routine healthcare, dentistry and handling.

Subclinical Hypocalcaemia

Subclinical Hypocalcaemia

A guide to preventing subclinical hypocalcaemia through diet manipulation

Care of the Sick Calf

Care of the Sick Calf

Good health, especially in the first 8 weeks of life, sets your calves up for a productive life and increases survival rates long term.

A Normal Lambing

A Normal Lambing

The process of delivering a lamb can be split into 3 stages......

Disbudding Calves

Disbudding Calves

Disbudding is the process of preventing horn growth in cattle by the application of a hot iron (or caustic paste) to the horn bud to destroy the horn producing cells.

Copper Imbalances

Copper Imbalances

Copper is an essential element to many body systems with key roles in reproduction, immunity and growth.

Emergency Slaughter

Emergency Slaughter

We are frequently asked about casualty slaughter of livestock and how farmers should go about this.