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November 2 , 2015 | Posted by Joe | No Comments

Don’t suffer the Cows

Our milking farmers are telling us how bad the milk cheque is .As business men they will have to cut costs. There are things they cant or really shouldn’t ,unless in desperation. From our point of view as vets, we want to emphasise that ‘Welfare is King’. That still fits with good husbandry. Apart from

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Dec

31

December 31 , 2014 | Posted by Joe | No Comments

There is a role for non shoeing of horses December 2014

Although ever since horses were first domesticated thousands of years ago, horsemen realised the importance of protecting their animals feet.  On hard or rocky terrain, shoes protected a horses hooves from cracking or wearing down faster then they could grow.  In soft terrain like the farms of Ireland – shoes help the horse gain a good

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Dec

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December 31 , 2014 | Posted by Joe | No Comments

Riding for the disabled

Caddy vets are proud to be associated with The Donkey Sanctuary at Ballymartin Road, Ballyclare Co.Antrim.  These donkeys are involved in the RDA (Riding for the disabled) or Donkey assisted Therapy as it is named.  This is a great organisation and worthy of support.  RDA was founded in 1969 and has 500 member groups across Great

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Dec

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December 31 , 2014 | Posted by Joe | No Comments

October 2014 Blog

Thoughts for the Farmer What a great bonus the recent dry and warm weather has been. It must have saved a months meal bill!  I haven’t seen cattle look so well as recently.  If only this would continue through the winter. To make this transition from the outside ideal to the indoor stressful environment, a

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