Calf Nutrition & Weaning Workshop 16 May 2018

Flying Start Calf Workshops Wednesday 16 May 2018 Workshop Three:  Calf Nutrition & Weaning Presenters: Dr Gemma Chuck Apiam Animal Health, Veterinary Operations – Dairy Dr Ashleigh Hargreaves Warrnambool Veterinary Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018 Time: 6.45 pm for 7 pm start Light supper provided Location: City Memorial Bowls Club, Cramer Street, Warrnambool Cost: $50 per workshop or $200* for all 4 Workshops RSVP Terang: Phone 5592 2111 or email info@tmvc.net.au Warrnambool: Phone 5561 7666 or email...

Calf Disbudding Demonstration Thursday 10 May 2018

Calf Disbudding Demonstration Thursday 10 May 2018 10.30 am – 12 noon Join us for a demonstration of how stress free and painless the procedure is, for both the calf and farmer.  Improve your calves growth and wellbeing this season. Recent studies have found that calves receiving heavy sedation/pain relief and local anaesthetic prior to Veterinary Disbudding will have improved growth rates and appetites in the two weeks following disbudding. That translates to a 17% increase in growth rate in the 2 weeks following disbudding! RSVP: 5 pm Tuesday 8 May for catering purposes. Bacon & egg rolls provided! Warrnambool Veterinary: 5561 7666 Terang & Mortlake Vet Clinic: 5592...

Pet Dental Month – August 2017!

  Pet Dental Month – August 2017 Healthy Set, Happy Pet! Warrnambool Veterinary is running a pet dental month promotion throughout August to raise awareness of pet dental problems, their prevention and treatment. An initiative of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), the title of this years campaign is: Healthy Set, Happy Pet!   Providing your pet with good oral care is essential for them to enjoy a healthy and happy life.  The aim of Pet Dental Month is to educate pet owners about the benefits of annual dental health checks and regular tooth brushing for older pets. Warrnambool Veterinary supports this promotion with our Free Dental Health Checks. Four out of five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which may go unnoticed by their owners. Pets often won’t show pain. Even pets with sore gums, infected mouths and broken teeth will continue to eat so owners may not see any problems. So how can you tell if your dog or cat has a toothache? Your pet’s breath should not smell bad. Bad breath is a sign of infection. Gums may be red and inflamed and the teeth stained with tartar or they may start dropping food. Annual dental health checks are an ideal opportunity for owners to find out if their pet has existing problems which have gone unnoticed. Dental health checks also help ensure bacteria and poisons from dental infections do not spread to the heart, liver and kidneys through the blood stream. We also recommend regular tooth brushing and many cats and dogs can be trained to enjoy having their...

Exciting New Mastitis Research

  Exciting New Mastitis Research By Dr David Beggs In the next few weeks, an important research project will commence at Warrnambool Veterinary. We have been contracted by Bayer Animal Health to trial a new treatment for mastitis. The trial is being run to assist registration of the new product in Australia. Because of this a large number of samples are required. The target number is 600 cases of mastitis in each treatment group. With each herd involved, and with each case of mastitis there will be a bit of paperwork involved so that everything undertaken as part of the trial can be documented. Milk samples will need to be collected for culture by Warrnambool Veterinary staff before treatment, and the treatment course will be also be commenced by one of our staff members. The upside for farmers who choose to be involved are: All treatment costs provided at no cost to the farmer; Mastitis sampling and culture provided at no cost to the farmer, and undertaken by Warrnambool Veterinary Staff; Mastitis sampling will occur before first treatment, and again around three weeks later to assess success of treatment; There will be a payment to the farmer for each case enrolled into the trial; and Dairy farmers will receive up to date knowledge on the mastitis organisms causing mastitis in their herds. We are very excited at being involved in this project, and any farmers who are as excited as us and would like to be involved are invited to contact us for further information. Several farmers have already expressed their interest, but because a large number of samples...

Another award for David Beggs!

  Another award for David Beggs! A huge congratulations to Dr Dave Beggs who was awarded a Fellowship Award at this year’s Australian Veterinary Association Conference in Melbourne. Fellows of the Australian Veterinary Association are members who have rendered outstanding service for the Association. This is the Association’s most senior award for service to the AVA and is awarded only for the most truly outstanding service. We only see Beggsy occasionally at Warrnambool Veterinary, but he still works here helping to coordinate and analyse our research projects and trials and assisting with the management of Melbourne University residents. He also makes sure the practice computer system works well, and works to upgrade and improve our software programs Dairy Data and Farm Cash. Away from the clinic Beggsy lectures Melbourne University students, and is in the process of writing up his PhD in cattle welfare. He spends a lot of time voluntarily as the Scientific Officer for the Australian Cattle Vets and helps organise Australian Veterinary Association conferences. In his spare time he is on a number of advisory committees such as the Australian Mastitis Council, the Veterinary Practitioners Board of Victoria, and the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. Warrnambool Veterinary is extremely proud to see Dave honoured with such a prestigious award and thanks him for all his contributions to making Warrnambool Veterinary and the cattle industries of Australia successful! Congratulations...

2017 Herd Health Management Courses

Warrnambool Veterinary Herd Health Management Course A single, concise, up to date course covering dairy farm animal health and management decisions. Topics covered by our experienced dairy veterinarians include: Reproductive Management to achieve better fertility Mastitis Control Animal Health and Prevention Calf rearing – management and diseases Growing Replacements - from calving to mating Basics of Nutrition – use of grain, pastures, fodder crops, supplements and problems Technology and Computers When: 21, 23, 28 & 30 March 2017 10 am to 3 pm Where: Warrnambool Veterinary Meeting Room Cost: $385 or Free for VetClub members   Warrnambool Veterinary Calf Rearer School A concise, one day, practical course on Calf Rearing and Diseases Topics covered by our experienced dairy veterinarians include: Colostrum management and disease prevention Calf diseases and treatment Nutrition and Practical Rearing When: Tuesday 21 March 2017 10 am to 3.00 Where: Warrnambool Veterinary Meeting Room Cost: $155 or Free for VetClub members To enrol in the Herd Health Management Course or Calf Rearer School call the Farm Desk on 5561 7666. Note places are limited so book...