• Goosnargh: 01772 861300 | Conway Drive: 01772 718774
  • Watling Street Road: 01772 700671 | Kirkham: 01772 681992

VET TECH SERVICES

Our highly skilled Vet Tech, works alongside our Farm Vet Team to offer a preventative approach to herd health. This cost effective service aims to provide peace of mind and maximise farm productivity. 

 SERVICES

CALF CLUB

The Vet Tech Calf Club is an effective way of covering all the basics when it comes to calf health and regular monitoring:

  • Welcome Pack
  • Calf checklist and shed check
  • 1/2 hour FREE vet consultation
  •  2 youngstock meetings/CPD a year
  • All calves weighed 1-2 wks & 6-8 wks
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • FREE calf vaccine management
  • Mortality rates recorded
  • Discount on disbudding (£3.40/head)
  • Benchmarking against other farms
  • Blood sampling to test total proteins and colostrum management

ONLY £25 per month

 

DISBUDDING

Performed as young as one day old up to 5/6 weeks old, our disbudding package includes local anaesthetic and NSAID plus preweaning growth rate monitoring.
Our service provides assurance that the task is complete prior to stressful periods such as moving or weaning.

ONLY £3.90 per calf

DATA INPUT

Our Vet Tech can help with inputting data required for the supermarket contracts – saving you valuable time.

ADULT VACCINATION & MANAGEMENT

Vaccination is a key tool when it comes to protecting your herd’s health.

Our Vet Tech service offers:

  • Administration of routine vaccinations and recording data such as batch number, expiry date against ear tag numbers.
  • Implementation of vaccine management plans

 

MOBILITY SCORING

Most supermarket contracts require mobility scoring to be done every 3 months.

Mobility scoring is a very useful tool for identifying and monitoring lameness in cows.

Benefits include:

  • Early detection of lameness = quicker treatment =quicker recovery = reduced costs
  • Increased awareness of herd foot health
  • Suitable for all heard health types and situations
  • Provides figures for benchmarking performance

 

GROWTH RATE MONITORING

Measuring growth rates provides useful information on how well your cattle are doing.

  • Minimise mortality
  • Reduce replacement costs
  • Quick and easy way to identify problems
  • Optimal growth rates
  • Heifers calving by 22-24 months, therefore become part of the milking herd sooner
  • Excellent fertility
  • Our Vet Tech can provide you with a detailed report.

 

BLOOD & FAECAL SAMPLING

Blood and faecal sampling are important tools when it comes to diagnosis.

  • Total proteins and colostrum management can be monitored
  • Calf scour investigations. Treatments differ depending on pathogens involved
  • Early diagnosis is vital to maximize recovery

Jane Coar – Vet Tech

Jane Coar Farm Vet Tech

 

Jane joined Oakhill Farm Vets in 2018 but is no stranger to farming, having grown up helping out on her dad’s dairy and beef farm.

Jane works along side our Farm Vet Team to provide a valuable service to our farm clients, running the Calf Club and offering services such as disbudding and mobility scoring.

Prior to working for Oakhill, Jane worked as an international show jumping groom, spending  3 years in America and Europe.

When Jane isn’t at Oakhill Farm Vets, she looks after horses on film sets, including Game of Thrones and Star Wars.