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Farm Animals

Vet services and information for farmers

We provide a full range of veterinary services for farm animals in Norfolk and Suffolk. Please see a summary of our services and further reading below, contact us for more info or register here.

Cattle Newsletter September 2019

dairy farming

We pride ourselves in the quality and efficiency of our service to our farming clients. Our aim is to give our farmers access to the highest standards of veterinary health care in order for them to achieve the best health, fertility and production from their stock.

We are able to provide both first opinion and consultancy services. Mike Bardsley our previous senior vet who has a post graduate certificate from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Cattle Health and Production now leads the Farm Animal Advisory Group for IVC and still provides his invaluable expertise.

The services that we are able to provide include:

  • Full range of clinical services and surgical solutions.
  • Full range of disease and diagnostic screening.
  • Scanning and manual early pregnancy diagnosis.
  • Fertility management and planning.
  • Bovine Embryo collection, transfer and storage service.
  • Health plans and management.
  • Registered RoMS mobility scorer on farm service.
  • Services of a livestock business advisor.
  • BCVA (British Cattle Veterinary Association) Farm Assurance Health Planning computer program.
  • VetIMPRESS program for on farm data collection and reporting including pregnancy diagnosis, Body Condition Scoring and Mobility Scoring among others. Includes FarmIMPRESS which allows farmers to see data and insights about their animals.
  • Total Vet computer program for detailed analysis of NMR, CIS and QMMS records for cell counts, fertilty, feed, health, milk quality and performance analysis.
  • MilkSure training course provider.
  • OVs licenced to complete export health certificates.
  • Genomic testing with CLARIFIDE.
  • Contract or discount schemes available for all farm enterprises.
  • Independent consultancy services available for sire selection, buildings design, milking plant troubleshooting or expansion.

beef sucklers & beef rearing

The pastures of the Broadland area, the marshes and the environmentally sensitive grasslands of East Anglia are home to some of the finest beef cattle in the UK. We take pride in our involvement in producing prime quality animals for the domestic market and in the quality and efficiency of the service we provide to our farming clients. Our aim is to give our farmers access to the highest standards of veterinary health care in order for them to achieve the best health, fertility and production from their stock.

We are able to provide both first opinion and consultancy services. Mike Bardsley our previous senior vet who has a post graduate certificate from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Cattle Health and Production now leads the Farm Animal Advisory Group for IVC and still provides his invaluable expertise.

The services that we are able to provide include:

  • Full range of clinical services and surgical solutions.
  • Full range of disease and diagnostic screening.
  • Scanning and manual early pregnancy diagnosis.
  • Fertility management and planning.
  • Bovine Embryo collection, transfer and storage service.
  • Health plans and management – including advice on stock purchase.
  • Registered RoMS mobility scorer on farm service.
  • Services of a livestock business advisor.
  • BCVA (British Cattle Veterinary Association) Farm Assurance Health Planning computer program.
  • Contract or discount schemes available for all farm enterprises.
  • VetIMPRESS program for on farm data collection and reporting including pregnancy diagnosis, Body Condition Scoring and Mobility Scoring among others. Includes FarmIMPRESS which allows farmers to see data and insights about their animals.
  • OVs licenced to complete export health certificates.
  • Independent consultancy services available for sire selection, buildings design, milking plant troubleshooting or expansion.

sheep

The pastures of the Broadland area, the marshes and the environmentally sensitive grasslands of East Anglia produce some of the finest lamb in the UK. We take pride in our involvement in producing prime quality animals for the domestic market and in the quality and efficiency of the service we provide to our farming clients. Our aim is to give our farmers access to the highest standards of veterinary healthcare in order for them to achieve the best health, fertility and production from their stock.

We are able to provide both first opinion and consultancy services. The services that we are able to provide include:

  • Full range of clinical services and surgical solutions.
  • Full range of disease and diagnostic screening.
  • Fertility management and planning.
  • Health plans and management – including advice on stock purchase.
  • Health Plans and advice for Organic Production.
  • Farm Assurance Health Planning Computer Program.
  • OVs licenced to complete export health certificates.

goats

More and more homes are keeping Goats as pets. The Pigmy Goats in particular are very popular with young families. This area has always had a high Goat population and our practice is experienced in their treatment and care.

Our aim is to give our clients access to the highest standards of veterinary health care in order for them to achieve the best healthcare for their Goats. One of our vets is a member of the Goat Veterinary Society.

We are able to provide both first opinion and consultancy services. The services that we are able to provide include:

  • Ambulatory call out service.
  • Option of bringing your Goat to the Clinic for treatment to save on visit charges.
  • Full range of clinical services and surgical solutions.
  • Full range of disease and diagnostic screens.
  • OVs licenced to complete export health certificates.

Poultry

We see an increasing number of poultry at our practice mainly small flocks for egg and meat production and showing. We are able to offer advice in the prevention, control and treatment of disease. The main areas are listed below.

  • Breeding and rearing.
  • Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Parasite Control.
  • Biosecurity.
  • Post Mortem & Disease Investigation.
  • In Feed & Water Medication.

Infectious Coryza

All owners of domestic poultry and game bird flocks should be aware of an outbreak of Infectious Coryza in southern England. The links on the right of this page give the clinical signs and the web page for continuing updates on the disease situation. If you suspect Infectious Coryza in your flock please contact us immediately.

Game Birds

The Norfolk and Suffolk area has some of the most picturesque and challenging shoots in the country. Our practice has a long history of involvement in game bird management and health; we are able to offer advice in the following areas:

  • Breeding Management.
  • Incubation.
  • Rearing Chicks.
  • Rearing Poults.
  • Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Parasite Control.
  • Biosecurity.
  • Post Mortem & Disease Investigation.
  • In Feed & Water Medication.

Infectious Coryza

All owners of domestic poultry and game bird flocks should be aware of an outbreak of Infectious Coryza in southern England. The links on the right of this page give the clinical signs and the web page for continuing updates on the disease situation. If you suspect Infectious Coryza in your flock please contact us immediately.

Organic Farming

Three Rivers Veterinary Group are experienced in organic livestock production in all species especially dairy, beef, lamb and pork. Organic production is becoming much more specialised and forward planning is essential; we are able to give advice in the following areas:

  • Organic Standards.
  • The Organic Approach.
  • Production levels.
  • Biosecurity.
  • Zoonoses.
  • Animal Health Plans.
  • Welfare Assessment.
  • The Responsible Use of Veterinary Medicines.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Food Safety.
  • Alternative Treatments.
  • Housing.
  • Nutrition.
  • Breeding and reproduction.
  • Calf Management.
  • Parasite control.

If you are considering a change to organic production or if you need help and advice with your current organic farm please contact us.

Contract Schemes

Three Rivers Veterinary Group have been running farm contract schemes for almost 10 years and during that time we have improved and added to the service with the benefit of our experience and the feedback from our farmers. The key features of the dairy farmer’s scheme are outlined below:

  • All visits and professional fees are included in a monthly fee linked to herd size.
  • All medicines at discounted prices.
  • Farm Assurance and Herd Health Plan included in the contract.
  • Recording system for Farm Assurance included in the contract.
  • Out of hours calls at normal call out prices.
  • Free quarterly mastitis consultancy visits.
  • Free biannual screening for BVD, IBR, Leptospirosis (non-vaccinated herds).
  • Costings and quota management service offered at discounted price.
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s certificate holder in cattle health and production.
  • Other independent consultancy services available e.g. sire selection, buildings design, expansion plans, milking plant troubleshooting.


Similar packages are available for sheep, beef rearing and beef suckler units. Please contact us for details of our schemes and for information as to how they can be tailored to your own requirements.

Additional Information for Farmers