Nutritional Articles

  • SHEEP - Lambing Essentials: Planning to Prevent Disease

    24 Feb 2017

    Hugh Thomson Harbro’s resident vet gives his top tips on a successful lambing. At this time of year, the lambing ‘tool box’ needs restocked and a reminder of what you might need for the busy time ahead is always a good idea! Preparation helps avoid that panic when you have far more important things to think about! The key point at lambing is prevention; by the time you are treating disease yo...

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  • EQUINE - The Trouble with Spring

    24 Feb 2017

    Equine Nutritionist, Dr Vicki Glasgow looks ahead to spring and the potential challenges the horse owner faces. 

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  • BEEF SUCKLER - Improved Colostrum Quality Aiding Calf Health

    7 Feb 2017

    Maintaining the herd’s 20 year high health status at Tom of Cluny Farm, Strathtay, Aberfeldy is a key priority for Drew Kennedy who runs a herd of 100 British Blue cross Friesian suckler cows on the 420 acre upland unit. ‘In 2015 I had some real issues with Cryptosporidum (Crypto) in the new born calves. After some discussions with Harbro’s David Allan and our local vet from Heartland Veterina...

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  • BEEF SUCKLER - Easy Calver Standing Up to its Name at Duncrahill

    7 Feb 2017

    Mineral and vitamin provision beyond the bag or bucket, means of increasing quality protein to increase colostrum quality and in this section a little energy that goes a long way. Ian Young needs an efficient and straight forward management system for the busy 1,150 acre Duncrahill, near Tranent, East Lothian. With 230 Limousin cross suckler cows, Ian oversees the day to day running of the ente...

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