**Calling all beef farmers**

If you have at least 30 breeding stock then you could be eligible for funding towards a DIY AI course. Please give us a ring as soon as possible to register as funding is limited and will be on a first come first served basis.


Parasite Forecast - April 2017

Lameness and Mobility talk
28th March 2017, 7pm


Keep up to date on BVDFree England by following the link below to read the BVDFree England Supporters Newsletter:


Schmallenburg virus (SBV) 

Schmallenburg virus (SBV) positive on testing of fresh brain. APHA offering free testing for SBV. Please ask one of the vets for more information.



Sheep Farmers Beware!

These pictures were taken last week from a post-mortem on a ewe that had been dosed against liver fluke at the beginning of December. Please seek vet advice if you are concerned about the risk of liver fluke in your flock.



**DIY AI and cattle fertility 4 day course**
Monday 3rd April - Thursday 6th April 2017


Lambing Kits
With lambing time on its way or already in full swing - check out our new 'Lambing Kits'. Available to buy from our Dalston or Newbiggin practice now!


9 February 2017

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone covering England will be amended on 28 February. Plans for expected enhanced biosecurity in England have been announced by Defra. More info at….
The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone covering Scotland will remain in force until the end of April. From 28 February keepers in Scotland will have the option of letting birds outside, subject to enhanced biosecurity to minimise the risk of infection from wild birds. More at
There is a continued risk of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza. Information and advice on biosecurity can be found at and
Level H1 County Hall 
Spetchley Road 
WR5 2NP 
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)


Stress Free Disbudding

Introducing our new 'stress free disbudding' service for calves carried out by our VetTech Emily. 

This service will include:

  • Sedation
  • Local anaesthetic 
  • Quick and easy disbud 
  • Antibiotic protection
  • Pain releif 

We are offering a free trial session for anyone interested in this service during the month of September 2016. 

To find out more or to book your trial session, please contact Emily on 01228 710208 or speak to your routine vet. 


DIY AI and cattle fertility 4 day course

Course aims:

  • Learn about heat detection and AI timing in cattle
  • Learn how to safely store and handle straws of semen
  • Learn the structures relevant to AI in cattle
  • Learn how to prepare and load an AI gun
  • Learn to pass the AI gun through the cervix of heifers and cows using the two stage theory technique
  • Learn how to look at fertility data to assess performance
  • Gain DEFRA certification for AI

Date: Monday 17th – Thursday 20th October 2016
Venue: Paragon Veterinary Group & local farms
Cost: £495
 + VAT

Please contact Emily on 01228 710208 to book your place


BVD Free Launch 1 July 2016 

We are backing BVD Free England. Have a look at our reception display when you are in the practice to see lots of useful information about BVD and flyers for you to take away. You can
also visit the website for more information.